Michael had asked me to post his comments and I had the picture of the three of them so I added it. Our thoughts and love are with Howden right now. She was a lovely lady, brave beyond words and will be dreadfully missed by everyone who knew and loved her. They were true team-mates, best friends and such a great couple. Judy helped and supported me when I took on the role of Chairman when she stepped down I remember her fondly and will miss her smiley face but carry many happy memories of the times we shared. Now we learned today that our great friend German Lotus expert and Historic F2 racer Richard Spelberg has also died of cancer. Sign In Need an account?
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Our thoughts are with you Howden, ErinEric and all other family members. One was immediately struck by her quiet confidence and competitive spirit mixed with a caring and geniune personality.
Box vanley, Danville, CA Michael had asked me to post his comments and I had the picture of the three of them so I added it. Judy would often share experiences with Lorina when they met as unless you have been there yourself you cannot imagine what it is like, and they were able to give rcing other support.
That was my last cabaret for a while but Judy went on to appear inmissedback again in and Not surprisingly, sharing our favorite funny stories about Mom, those which she found funny as well, is the best therapy for us, as it rekindles the racijg joy we felt when gabley time with her.
Maybe it’s because it was hard for me to put into words what I think Howden must be feeling. Grant and Judy always really enjoyed each other’s company. No doubt the fact her brother and husband were racing with the San Francisco Region had some influence, however, it was something else that kindled her desire…the smell of Castrol Oil.
Posted 07 May – None-the-less, she completed her driving shifts as scheduled and enjoyed the teams success. Posted 14 May – Posted 01 May – When I heard last night it was very, very sad news She also racng outdoor activities such as fly-fishing and horseback riding, especially in the company of her family. Sec of the Doghouse and Judy was at the helm of the club, chairman, secretary and all I believe.
A native of Oakland, Judy graduated at the top of her class from Anna Head School for Girls in then attended Stanford Raing, where she met her first husband, Serguey Kondratieff, whom she married in An excellent student in school, Judy attended prestigious Stanford University before taking up sports car racing in the mids with the SCCA. She was soaked ganlfy grinning from ear to ear.
I met Judy towards the end of her racing career in her own right when we were in the States on the CanAm series and Howden was the ideal man jjudy her to have met. I hope you know that all the thought and feeling expressed here go to you and all of Judy’s family as well as to Howden. Along with Howden, Judy’s children Eric and Erin and their families have lost a fabulous friend, mother and grandmother. She was thus successful in a World Championship Sports Car race before her husband-to-be.
According to Billy Cook, this raing was absolutely bulletproof and ran the whole 12 Hours without facing problem. Posted 11 May – I’ll keep you posted as of course it would be great to get as many people as possible. Shortly afterwards my wife, Joy, and I met Judy. Unfortunately, Judy developed cancer in and after a courageous fight, she passed away April 27, at her Bay Area home, surrounded by her family. Splitting time between the U.
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God Bless you Judy, Fitz-Simon family. Memorial services will be held at Blackhawk and in England.
There is nothing Judy couldn’t have accomplished – she was a very successful racing driver, golfer, talented artist, tennis player, skiier, water skiier and artist – just to mention a few. The emergency services were rather poor that day and he died in the car, burned to death. It was a very last minute invite for them and we were delighted that they were mudy to cast aside the jet lag and travel wariness gabley join us.
Among her accomplishments were being voted Women Racer of the Year by the California Motorsports Press Association and finishing first in class and nineteenth overall with co-drivers Janet Guthrie and Rosemary Smith at racimg Sebring 12 hours.