Honoring Judi Shrum

Judith Ann Shrum, 1945-2012

Ruben Uriarte and Noe Torres are extremely sad to report the passing from this Earth of Judi Shrum on June 14, 2012. Judi and her husband Don underwent an agonizing experience early in their lives involving a UFO encounter that her husband had in the Tahoe National Forest near Cisco Grove,  California.  In the foreword to the book Aliens in the Forest, she recounts the day her husband came back from a weekend hunting trip saying that he had fought all night to keep from being abducted.  “As I write these words, it has now been nearly 50 years since that fateful night when his bow hunting trip turned into a nightmare. That nightmare still reaches out to us from beyond time and space and continues to affect us to this very day. My husband’s strange experience forever changed the course of our lives and, rarely does much time go by without our remembering that horrendous night in 1964,” Judi wrote in 2011.

Don & Judi Shrum

Judi Shrum (right) stands by husband Don

In the beautifully-written foreword to the book, Judi added, “What brought the UFOs to Cisco Grove? Where did they come from?  Who were the creatures that my husband saw in the forest? Why were they trying to abduct him? Those questions remain today, nearly 50 years later, and seemingly, we are no closer to the answers. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle with key pieces missing so that you can never see the whole picture, and you don’t have enough of it to make an educated guess as to what it is.”

We trust that now Judi has finally found those missing pieces.

Below is the official obituary:

Judith Ann Shrum, age 67 passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at her home. She was born April 21, 1945, in Folsom, California, a daughter of the late Albert Sr. and Beatrice Glenn Legg.

She was united in marriage to Donald R. Shrum who survives the home.

While living in California, she worked as a silk presser and a seamstress and was known locally for her clothing alterations.

She was of the Pentecostal faith and in her spare time, she enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting and reading.

In addition to her husband, Donald, she is survived by her son, Danny R. Shrum; her daughters, Jeanette King of Sacramento, California and Donna Kuhl of Laurie; two grandchildren, Sarah Kuhl and Joshua Kuhl; one great-granddaughter, Sophia Kuhl; her brothers, Albert Legg of Redding, California and Gary Lampson of Grants Pass, Oregon; her sisters, Roberta Bellah of Sacramento, California and Janice Shaw of Turlock, California; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gerald Lampson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shrum family in memory of Judith.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home (http://www.kidwellgarber.com/obituaries/Judith-Shrum/).