Judith Anne (Jasmin) Jorgensen

Jorgensen, Judith Anne (Jasmin) Found peace in July after battling rheumatoid arthritis for many years and, more recently, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Born January 15, 1937, to Mary and Paul Jasmin, Judy graduated from Washburn High School and then the University of MN, where she studied French and elementary education and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. Judy was a special education teacher in the Bloomington Public Schools for over 20 years, earning her Master's degree in education while dedicating her career to students who learn differently. After retiring, she continued her love of learning in many ways, including her weekly library visits and creative projects with her grandchildren. Judy's family *loved* her. Among many relatives and friends, she is survived by her daughter Jodie Hertig and grandchildren Kellye (Tim), Aaron, and Kara, her son Jeff Jorgensen (Lisa Schubert) and grandchildren Mai Li and Kai, her twin brother Judson (Faye) Jasmin, and her sisters Merrily (Jerry) Smale and Gayle Whitesell. Judy loved the north woods and her yearly trip to Long Lake, but mostly she loved her family. She was an exceptional mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be greatly missed by all. A celebration of her life will be held beginning at 12:00 p.m., August 20, at the Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington. All who knew and loved Judy are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to places that inspire and help people--the Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org), public schools (Educ. Foundation of Bloomington; Washburn High School Foundation), the library system (Friends of Hennepin Cty. Public Library), and blood donation.