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The following is from the bulletin given out at Judy's Memorial Service held in Winston-Salem:
Judy Voss Jones 1949 - 2004

Here are a few of Judy's thoughts from her journals, her forturne cookies and messages which inpired her - thoughts which express her hopes, fears and determination.
No guts, no glory.

Life is now!

La Vita 'e corta!

"Living with desperation but with inspiration"

Fortune Cookie "Every morning is renewal"

Fortune cookie "It is time to help a friend in need"

"Worry is a misuse of the imagination"

Dec. 7th, Thursday - I am determined not to be afraid. I know in my heart that this will help me. I've had two dreams involving swimming. Underwater swimming, heading up towards the surface to a brilliant blue - not fearful.

Dec. 8th - When I was recovering in the hospital and I first said to myself that I must "step in front of fear", it helped me then and it will help me forever. Where did I hear that phrase? Does it mean that your back is to your fear or that you face your fear? Perhaps both.

June 12th - I cannot live waiting for the other shoe to drop. I don't want to dwell on where I was this time last year. I want to just celebrate where I am now, celebrate and count my blessings, which are too numerous to name.

Fortune cookie "You will soon be crossing the great waters"

April 7th - The days are so beautiful...spring is really here. Azaleas in bloom, countless birds in the yard. I am truly lucky to see this spring. Life is regenerating and I feel renewed.

Fortune cookies:
"It is not your character to give up"
"You will always be surrounded by true friends"
"Your happiness is intertwined with your outlook on life"
"The dark clouds will lift soon"

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The obituary for Judy ended with:
"In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the:
Judy Voss Jones Cortona Art Scholarship
c/o The University of Georgia Foundation
34 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30602"

The following is a letter from Nancy Lide to ALL her classmates and friends:
336.722.6882; nancyclide@alumni.wfu.edu .
Dear Friends,

I’m walking 60 miles for a cure for breast cancer and I need your help!

Many of you may know of the journey that I have been on the past four years in my successful battle with breast cancer. My cancer was found early; I am one of the lucky ones who expects to live a long healthy life. But there is no cure for advanced stage breast cancer. I have been active in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure every year since it’s been in town. This year I increased my commitment to help find a cure and so I am training to walk in the 60 mile Breast Cancer 3 Day event in Boston July 30th-August 1st benefiting The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

I must raise $2,000 in donations before I am able to participate.

Breast cancer will touch most of you during your lifetime. Over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year- that’s one every 3 minutes; more than 45,000 people will die this year from this disease. The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s goal is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through research, education, screening, and treatment.

Please help me with your financial and emotional support. You may send a check to me, payable to “Breast Cancer 3-Day” or, if it is more convenient, you can choose to donate online at:

...searching for ‘Boston’, then ‘donate’, then typing my name. If you would like me to walk in memory of or in honor of someone, I would love to carry those names with me on my t-shirt or in a packet of photos in my backpack.

This promises to be an unforgettable challenge. I thank you in advance for your generosity.

With blessings of health and friendship,

P.S. Your employer may augment your donation through a matching gift program - please check your company’s policy.
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