From everyone here at Judge Academy, we are so saddened to hear the news of Angela Chandler’s passing this morning. Angela is someone who many of us know from her days as Regional Coordinator, but especially here on the west coast of the United States, she was in many ways our west coast judge mom. Kind, but protective. Willing to help however she could, with words, with action, with love. She had a fierce passion for uplifting those around her and that usually meant everyone within her reach.
She loved this community fiercely and helped many of us find our place in the world of judging. Speaking more personally, many of us here at Judge Academy frankly would not be the people and judges we are if she had not been there to come alongside us. Her impact as a mentor to judges was felt widely and was usually quickly followed by strong friendships. However, you did not have to be a close personal friend to feel her warmth. Her presence, and not just her bright hair and smile, lit up any room she entered. Many judges around the world have stories of her mentorship, kindness and approachability.
With her family’s permission, a GoFundMe was previously set up to help Angie with medical expenses during her fight with cancer. While we hope she is now at peace, those she left behind could use some help. That GoFundMe has been converted to help her family with Angela’s outstanding medical bills and funeral expenses. If you feel called to do so, they would certainly appreciate anything you are able to contribute towards that. Anything left over will be placed into a trust fund that has been set up for her children.