judywJudy Wooten, a tireless association leader whose presence throughout the state will be greatly missed, passed away in Federal Way on September 12, 2012, on her way to a WEA Retired association meeting.


Judy served as Council Vice President at WEA Eastern Washington, and as Council representative to the WEA Board; as well as various positions in her local association, Central Valley Education Association. She was also WEA Retired Vice President, served on the WEA and NEA Rep Assembly work teams, in addition to being a local leader in CVEA.

Judy was a classroom teacher for over 40 years, most recently at Evergreen Middle School.  Judy’s smiling face at the back of the Washington State caucus meetings at NEA RA was a legend. Her upbeat attitude toward any challenge she faced will be a loss to all of us.

Judy – a well deserved respite from pain is yours, but we will miss you long into the future. Rest in peace!