The Octagon House
in Washington, MI ~ circa 1860
About the Author
As Judy tells people, she was born and bred in
has spent all but 16 of her 69 years in the
Judy holds an Associate degree in General Studies with a minor in Graphic and Commercial Art from
Over the years her varied interests have shaped her life. Judy has pursued many hobbies from painting to gardening, from photography to genealogy, in addition to many other arts and crafts. Her volunteer work and club activities cross from soccer and scouting to Womans clubs and Garden clubs. Her professional pursuits have been in the wide field of Graphic Art and more recently Interior Design. Then of course there were the 8 years as a volunteer, including four and a half years as President of Friends of the Octagon House, a life consuming passion.
Judy and her husband Paul have been married over 40 years and have raised two sons. The oldest, Paul III, lives in
Judy and Paul currently reside in Bruce and although “retired” they keep busy with traveling, theater going, gardening and volunteering. Judy, at one time, served on the Board of Directors of Samaritan House and on the Christian Service Committee for Sts. John and Paul Catholic Church. She is past president of the Romeo Garden Club, and a member of the Victorian Society of America, and is currently President of the Historic Memorials Society in Detroit, an historic preservation organization. All of these are in addition to her professional affiliations with American Society of Interior Designers and The Interior Design Society. Judy’s passion for architecture and history are combined in her greatest dream which is to complete her MA in Historic Preservation and since every year brings a new horizon, one never knows.