Judith Pasmore

Judy, 60, died in Morija on June 22, 2000. She was teaching economics and business skills, and had only been in Morija two weeks since her group’s training in Quthing ended. She is survived by her husband Paul, who was with her in Morija.

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4 Responses to Judith Pasmore

  1. Brian J. Haug August 26, 2017 at 1:34 am #

    I’m Brian,Judy’s son, who lives in Portland, Oregon. I have a sister, Alison, and three brothers, Darren, Todd, and Colin. I wanted to clarify her cause of death. It was caused by a natural gas leak in the laundry room of their home in Morija, Lesotho, not a heart attack as indicated here. The autopsy was reportedly performed several days after her death and that is the only ‘official record’ on file in Washington, D.C., in regards to her cause of death. The gas leak wasn’t discovered until after her autopsy had been performed.

    This was reported to me during my 2008 visit to Maseru and interview with the PCMO there at that time (he had been called to consult on Judy’s case while she was hospitalized).

    We all miss her very much. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to come to her funeral and I hope the slide show gave you a glimpse of Judy’s amazing life. She is dearly missed.
    Cheers, Brian

    • Dave Sanders May 26, 2021 at 10:46 am #

      I am Judy’s and Laurie’s cousin. Thanks for your follow up. The story about having a heart attack while going for water always seemed weak to me. I met you and the rest of the family Alison, Darren,Todd,Colin and Paul when we went out for Pizza at Godfather’s in Long Beach. She wanted to show the pictures she took of Nanny’s old childhood playgrounds in Scotland. Judy did not show any health problems then. But, I must remind myself Lesotho is a third world country.

      Dave and Marsha Sanders

  2. Brian J. Haug July 18, 2017 at 2:56 am #

    To the cashier in Lesotho; thank you very much for the kind word. I am one of Judy’s sons, Brian. I was in the Peace Corps in Zambia after her (2007-09). I visited the village where she died and got some comfort and peace. I’m sure Judy loved you too. Many thanks from Oregon in the USA. Brian

  3. Maggie February 16, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    I am the cashier in Lesotho I started working here in 1990.00 we still remember and love Judith and her family and how she lost her life at post. may God bless her soul and Bless her family.

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