Florence, OR – Judeen Rosemarie McIlhagga, 78, passed away at Riverbend Hospital on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Judeen was very outgoing yet very private and per her wishes, no services will be held.
Judeen was born on May 03, 1942 to David and Alvina Flath, she was the second child and first daughter to David and Alvina. Judeen’s family moved from California to Oak Grove, Oregon when she was young. Judeen attended Concord Elementary School and graduated from Milwaukie High School. She married her High School sweetheart Nathaniel (Mike) Owens McIlhagga Jr. after graduation and they honeymooned at the Adobe Resort in Yachats, OR. At the time of Mike’s death, they had been married for 53 years. They are now at peace together.
Judeen was a member of the Florence, OR Chapter of TOPS Club and was a leader and their weight recorder for many years (she is in the center and is surrounded by her friends in the group photo). She also enjoyed volunteering at the Florence Senior Center. She was a very creative person and a talented painter. She enjoyed playing cards, playing games, and putting puzzles together with her daughter Lisa and also with her many friends.
Judeen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lisa & Kurt Ekelund of Reedsport, Lisa’s 3 children Joshua, Shaye, and Casey, along with Judeen's two sons Shawn and Patrick, her younger sister Laree Holmgren, Laree’s husband James, and Laree’s 2 children Brian and Jessica and their families.