Judith Anne (Masters) Williamson, 72, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Life Care Center in Idaho Falls.
Judy was born May 25, 1940, in Logan, Ohio, to Paul E. and Ethel M. (Cooper) Masters. Her family moved around a bit, spending time in Covington, Ky., and Chicago. They then moved to Idaho Falls in 1949, where her father lived and worked on the Hatch Dairy Farm and her mother was the head nurse for Dr. John Hatch's clinic. During this time Judy fully enjoyed the country life.
Judy graduated from Idaho Falls High School and then moved to Salt Lake City, where she attended the nursing program at Holy Cross Hospital. She then moved to Denver, where she met and married her husband of 49 years, Guy L. Williamson.
They returned to Idaho Falls in 1984 and Judy continued her schooling at EITC, receiving her LPN degree in 1989. Judy worked for Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in the Women's Center for 17 years, retiring before she was ready in 2006 due to health problems.
Judy enjoyed spending most of her free time at the cabin in Palisades with her husband and family in the summer, and in the winter, she patiently waited and prepared for her favorite time of the year -- Christmas.
Judy is survived by her husband, Guy of Idaho Falls; her daughter, Christina Lott of Twin Falls; her son, Todd Williamson (Tiffini Aicher) of Idaho Falls; seven grandchildren, Kamie (Jesse) Ivie, Garrett Lott, Tanner Lott, Riley Williamson, Carson Williamson, Zachary Jones and Kameron Aicher; her great-grandson, Daxton Ivie; and her brother, Dr. Robert H. (Cheryl) Masters of San Diego.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Judy was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and a wonderful, caring person who did everything in life with a sense of pride and excellence. There are no words for the remarkable nurse and caregiver she was. Two quotes come to mind when thinking of Judy: "Whatever you are, be a good one" -- Abraham Lincoln; and "Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored" -- Wayne Dyer.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, March 1, at Trinity United Methodist Church officiated by Reverend Brenda Sene. A gathering for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will follow at Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls. Funeral services are under the direction of Buck-Miller-Hahn Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at Idaho Central Credit Union, 649 Poleline Road, Twin Falls, ID 83301.
Online condolences may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.