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Judith Anne Dickinson

Judith Anne Dickinson
  • September 24, 1955 - October 18, 2020
  • Desert Hot Springs, California

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“I'm so glad we had some time together, just to have a laugh...Good night Judi ”
1 of 1 | Posted by: Martha Peirce - Thousand Palms,, CA

On the morning of Sunday, October 18, Judith Anne Dickinson succumbed to the
residual effects of COVID-19 combined with her history of numerous medical
Known as Judi or Judianne to her friends and family, she was born on September 24,
1955 in Indianapolis, the youngest of five children in the family of Chester and Stella
Mazur. Judi attended Little Flower Catholic School and graduated from TC Howe High
School in 1973 and the Indiana School of Practical Nursing in 1975. She went on to a
20-some-year career as an LPN in hospitals and nursing homes in Indiana and
In the early 2000s, Judi decided on a career change and studied medical coding at
Harrison College in Indianapolis,  receiving an associates degree in  2008.
During her lifetime, Judi criss crossed back and forth between Indiana and California.
Her residencies included Muncie, IN; Vista, CA; and several communities in the Palm
Springs area. She was known to many in the California desert through her work with the
former Cadence Communications answering service, which had been owned by her
sisters Stefanie Mazur and Linda Taylor.
In recent years, Judi had retired due to multiple medical conditions and lived in Desert
Hot Springs. Her avocation was painting with acrylics, mostly small landscapes. She
was also an avid reader.
Predeceased by her sister and best friend, Linda Taylor, Judi is survived by sisters
Carole Orr (husband Ray) and Stefanie Mazur; brother Thomas Mazur; son Lucas
Dickinson (wife Shandy); and daughter Amy Dickinson.  She had three granddaughters:
Raven, 7, Charlotte, 6, and Meghan 1.
The family will plan an online celebration of her life via ZOOM in the near future. Please
indicate if you would like to be invited in the comments section or by email to