April 5, 1941 - February 24, 2018
Judith “Judy” Ellen Favilla, 76, of Bandon, Oregon, passed peacefully on Saturday, February 24th at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Judy approached and overcame overwhelming medical challenges with an unstoppable positive spirit. She lived every moment to the fullest.
Judy was born on April 5, 1941, in Portland, Oregon, to parents Courtney Bert and Ethel Jeanne (Hammersly) Camblin. At the age of 3, her family moved to Yreka, California where she enjoyed the farm life and began her love for animals. She attended high school in Yuba City, where she met Paul Robert Favilla who later became her husband. Paul and Judy shared 57 years of marriage and adventures.
They had two children, Paula Jeanne and Timothy George. After Paula and Tim were school age, Judy worked at Greer Elementary School in Sacramento, California, as a reading tutor and promptly became nicknamed “Mrs. Distar”, which was the name of the reading curriculum at the time. After the family moved to a new Sacramento home, she spent many years and made several dear friends at Carmichael Elementary. She was her childrens’ troop leaders, score keeper, carpool to music lessons, and biggest fan at all of the sporting events. Her loving spirit created the home that the neighborhood kids enjoyed spending countless afternoons and weekends. In July 1998, Paul retired and they moved to Bandon, Oregon.
Judy is survived by husband Paul Robert Favilla, daughter Paula (Favilla) Burris, husband Phillip Burris and grandson Corwin; son Timothy Favilla, wife Jacinda, and four grandchildren, Devin, Janessah, Alissah and baby Paul; brother Courtney Camblin and brother William Camblin.
Judy’s spirit and enthusiasm were never-ending. She insisted on remaining busy and always had an impact on all around her. She gave freely of her time, volunteering for near twenty years at the Sacramento Jazz Society, and in retirement, at the Bandon Visitors Center where she enjoyed greeting travelers from around the world. She was amazing in the kitchen and always sought to please all family and guests. She loved to travel and always shared stories of she and Paul’s many adventures. Her love of jazz music resulted in attending jazz festivals in several states and becoming a great friend to many musicians. Judy was determined; she loved life and never wanted to miss a thing.
Services in honor and celebration of Judy will be at Hauser Community Church, 69411 Wildwood Rd; North Bend, Oregon 97459, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 12:00pm. Family and friends are invited to share in a reception immediately following, in the Hauser Community Room at the same address.
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