Judith M. Smith Seeger-Hallett

Judith Marene Smith Seeger-Hallet , 66, of White City, died May 1, 2010, at Rogue Valley Medical Center, from complications due to esophageal cancer. She was a 12-year breast cancer survivor.

She was born Aug. 28, 1943 in Salmon, Idaho, to Jess E. “Ned” and Clarice B. Smith. Judy, as she was known, was the youngest of three but grew up with a large extended family.

At age nine she moved with her family to Boise, Idaho and graduated from Boise High School in 1961.  While a senior, she met a young airman, Oklahoma native John Seeger, who was stationed at Mountain Home AFB. They married in December 1961 and in early 1962 moved to Huntington Beach, Calif., until 1982, During that time they had two children. She was active in her church and an avid tennis player. They divorced in 1982.

She and her son, James, returned to Idaho, temporarily settling in McCall. There she met Holden Hallet. They moved in Medford and married on Aug. 20, 1983. They returned to Idaho, this time Salmon was the destination where they lived on a 10- acre ranchette, on the Lemhi. They owned and operated The River’s Fork Inn in North Fork for five years. And in 1994, they moved to Cody, Wyo. Judy became an escrow office for Park County Title.

Their final move was back to the valley where they owned a home in White City. She worked for Jackson County Title until her retirement in October 2008.  While employed, she became president of the Oregon Escrow Council for two terms and also was Escrow Officer of the Year, twice.

She loved to garden and was an avid fisherman. She was the most loving to all. She was their rock and inspiration.

She is survived by her husband, Holden, of White City; sister, Diane Smith Tipton, Boise, Idaho; daughter, Jolene R. Seeger Stone (Dave) of Bellevue, Idaho; son, James P. Seeger (Heidi) of Homer, Alaska; step-son, David Hallet (Kim) of Roseburg; step-daughters, Lisa Hallett Van Brunt, White City and Hannah Hallett, Bristol, N.H., father-in-law, Walter Hallet, of White City; Naomi Hallet, of Shady Cove; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Conger Morris, Central Point.

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