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Judith Kaye Harbaugh Lords

February 23, 1943 ~ August 29, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old


Judith Kaye Harbaugh Lords passed peacefully on August 29th in Boise, Idaho surrounded by her family at the age of 80. Judith was predeceased by her mother, Delsa, her father, Henry Harbaugh, her brother, Henry Gerald Harbaugh, and her grandson Kyle Ballard.

Judith is survived by her husband of 53 years, Merlin L Lords, her daughters Pamela Magee, Michelle Shaffer, Amber Dean (Roger), Tara Riley (Jason), Merlene Lowe (Casey). Judith is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Judith was born February 23, 1943 in Nampa, Idaho. She graduated from Nampa High School and was co-editor of the school newspaper. Her first job was at the Pix Theater in Nampa, Idaho at the age of 14 which started her love for the movies and theater. She loved music and you could hear opera music often in her home. Judith was a natural saleswoman. She was a cosmetic buyer for Brookovers and the Bon Marche. She taught classes at John Roberts Modeling School. While working for Motherhood in Karcher Mall, she was instrumental in moving the store over to Boise Towne Square Mall when they first opened. Judith opened her own store called the Ivy Place.  The Ivy Place was located on State Street and brought many people happiness with friendly service and specialty items that could only be found there. Judith loved her customers and would always know the perfect uugift to give. She took pride always staying about 20 years ahead of the trends.

Judith and Merlin moved a 80 year old home out to Eagle and restored it in the 70s. She loved to collect antiques. and had a knack at finding them. The house was decorated with many of her great finds Judith was a great cook and enjoyed cooking. Her massive collection of cook books from around the world  were full of great ideas and she loved the history and the people behind the recipes.  She also was a avid reader and enjoy talking about the last book she read

Judith was always interested in politics. She would help running campaigns and have luncheons for candidates. She was a precinct representative for Atlanta, Idaho for many years after retiring with her husband to Atlanta, Idaho which she said was the "most beautiful place on earth".

Judith will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Gravesite Service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, 15862 Indiana Ave, Caldwell Idaho,Friday September 8th at 1 pm.

Family and Friends gathering will be at 3:30 at Leisure Villa Community Center 3003 Overlook Road.Boise, Idaho 83704

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Graveside Service
September 8, 2023

1:00 PM
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
15862 Indiana Ave
Caldwell, ID 83607


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