Judith K. Abacherli

In the words of Charles Dickens, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” This quote encapsulates the life of Judith K. Abacherli, who was born on May 21, 1944, in Chico, California, and passed away on April 3, 2024, in Amarillo, Texas. Known for her funny, spirited, witty, and courageous nature, Judith K. was a beacon of joy and resilience, spreading laughter wherever she went. An independent soul, she valued her freedom and lived life on her own terms, always insisting her daughters did not have to worry about her.

Judith K. led a life as vibrant and colorful as her personality. As a retired Certified Nursing Assistant, she dedicated her career to providing care and comfort to countless individuals. Despite her professional commitments, she always found time for her diverse hobbies. Whether it was toe tapping or dancing to her favorite tunes, writing enchanting poetry, traveling to new places such as Japan and England, learning about different cultures, or raising an array of pets, Judith K. embraced life with open arms. Her love for baking manifested in the form of delicious apple pies, which won her several ribbons over the years. Moreover, her unique ability to turn her thoughts into beautiful words led to her poetry being published, a testament to her creativity.

A devoted wife, Judith K. and her late husband, Ben, shared a love that was profound and enduring. They relished their shared passion for motor shows in California, creating countless cherished memories. A fierce Scrabble player, she brought the same vigor and vitality to the game as she did to her life. Judith K.’s legacy lives on in her four daughters, Robin Cook (Mike), Vickie Dellinger, Kimberley Borgens (Lawrence), and Tonia Hall. She was also a beloved nana to her grandchildren Jessica Ayres, Felicia Watrin, Matthew Ignacio, Aaron Borgens, Benjamin Borgens, Cierra Borgens, James Hall, Derek Dellinger, and Kaitlon Hall, and to her great-grandchildren Summer, Skyler, Autumn, Dominic, Conor, Zack, Luke, Blake and Diesel. Her sister-in-law, Sarah Wood, also survives her, as well as her dear cousin Robert Bellman.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Loreena Linville, her husband, Benjamin Abacherli, her stepfather, Stanley Mitchell, her grandson, Michael Jr., and her brother, Tom Wood.

We encourage everyone who knew Judith K. to honor her memory by sharing their stories, photos, and memories on her memorial page. Her spirit lives on in the laughter she inspired, the lives she touched, and the love she shared.

A special thank you to her neighbor and friend, Paula Butler, for the compassionate and dedicated care given when some extra support was needed.


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