2014-01-23 / Obituaries

Judy Trabucco

Judy Trabucco was born on Feb. 29, 1948, in Santa Maria, Calif. and passed away on Jan. 15, 2014.

She lived in Los Alamos (Santa Barbara County) all of her life.

Judy attended Los Alamos Elementary School, Santa Maria High School and in 1966, was the third graduating class from Righetti High School.

Judy married the love of her life, Norman Trabucco on July 28, 1969 in Las Vegas.

She worked for the county pre-school program at Olga Reed School in Los Alamos until the program was shut down. Soon after, Judy saw the need for a quality preschool in Los Alamos and opened Judy's Kiddie Care. Judy's Kiddie Care remained open for over 25 years, until her retirement in 2008.

Judy enjoyed camping, the beach, riding motorcycles and quads and joking with her husband Norm.

She loved visiting Hornitos and was known to enjoy a few margaritas at the local watering hole.

Often you would find Judy and her cousin Candy, on their daily ride pedaling their bicycles through Los Alamos. She loved visiting with her family, friends, parents and former children that she taught and often engaged in conversations with strangers interested in the town of Los Alamos.

She always had a smile on her face. Her laugh was contagious and everyone around her loved laughing with her. Through her preschool and other service to the community, Judy touched thousands of lives.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Gladys Drum, and by her brother Gary. She is survived by her husband Norm of 45 years, sisters Jackie (Vern), Anita (Steve), brother Frank, nieces and nephews, Vernon, Cory, Amanda, Anily and Lila.

A memorial service will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Los Alamos on Friday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m. Graveside services at the Los Alamos Cemetery will follow, as well as a reception at the Los Alamos Valley Men's Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Judy's name.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dudley Hoffman Mortuary.

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