Judith Morrow Sanders

May 3rd, 1949February 3rd, 2015

Judith Morrow Sanders died in Austin, Texas, on the morning of Tuesday, February 3. After a years-long and determined fight with cancer, she passed peacefully in the company of her children and husband.

Judith was born on May 3, 1949, in Monroe, Louisiana.  She grew up in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama as her family moved to follow her father’s successful career as an engineer.  She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama, and went on to earn her BA in Fine Arts from Rhodes College (then Southwestern) in Memphis, Tennessee.  She moved to New Orleans for graduate study at Tulane’s Newcomb College. She later earned a Master of Urban & Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans in 1979.

During two decades in New Orleans, her art focused on the culture of the city, epitomized by her painting Flambeaux II, in the permanent collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Her oil paintings and drawings were shown in many galleries, and are in the collections of the University of New Orleans and Rhodes College, and many private collections.

With her first husband, Charles Sanders (now of Boulder, Colorado), she rescued and restored the landmark 1834 Grigson-Sanders House on 7th Street in New Orleans’s Irish Channel neighborhood. She gave great energy to community activism for preservation and neighborhood issues in New Orleans, then in Boulder, and finally in Austin, Texas. She worked for the City of Boulder public works and planning departments, specializing in public participation.

Judith was a devoted mother and is survived by her children David Sanders, a software programmer in Boulder, and Julia Kathryn Sanders, an artist studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She was a beloved wife, daughter, sister and friend to many. She is also survived by her husband, Michael Holleran of Austin, her parents, William Morrow and Mary Morrow of Monroe, Louisiana, and her brother Dr. Robert Morrow (Susan) of Dallas.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, at 1:30pm in the Community House of the Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder. Additional celebrations of her life are planned in Austin and in New Orleans.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Doctors Without Borders.

Services

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, at 1:30pm in the Community House of the Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder.

Additional celebrations of her life are planned in Austin and in New Orleans.

 

 

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Condolences

Dr. Morrow and Susan, so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers.