Judy Keim passed away on January 11, 2011, surrounded by loving family and friends.
Judy was the owner and operator of PEDAL & PADDLE--a guided bike, kayak, and walking eco-tour company. She did extensive research to be able to showcase her beloved Santa Barbara to visitors and locals alike. There is a long list of organizations and activities that were her passions and through which she made a difference in many people's lives. These include: Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, Audio Describer Alliance, Santa Barbara Visitor's Center, Women in Black, Sierra Club, Art From Scrap, First Night Santa Barbara, CycleMAYnia. Judy worked at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. There she began a recycling program and taught children about recycling. In addition, Judy studied sign language and Spanish so she was able to work with hearing impaired children and to teach English as a second language as an aide in adult education classes. She loved bird watching, supporting local theater, traveling, camping, and recycling! Above all, she loved the beach - body surfing, swimming, kayaking, and marine life of all kinds.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judy's name to a charity of choice.