• "Judy your warm smile and caring heart will surely be..."
    - Mchael,Stacey,Alanna,Meghan,Sean,Caitlin O'Neal
  • "Judy you have always been a sparkling jewel in our family,..."
    - Cindy O'Neal Nartker
  • "You'll be missed. Love Paula Pfister Herr & family."
    - Paula Herr
  • "The Memory Maker"
    - Valerie Robinson
  • "I love you mom, and miss you so much. Love your baby, ..."
    - Cathryn Williams

03/14/1944 - 04/15/2014
Judy passed away early in the morning surrounded by love after a hard-fought battle against breast cancer. Judy was born in Berkeley, California and graduated from high school in Woodside, California. She married Gene Smith in 1963 and they had three children, Jeff, Steve, and Valerie. Together they moved to Rancho Cordova, her residence for the next 45 years. After a divorce in 1974, Judy supported herself as a single mom in numerous business endeavors. She found her lifelong love, Cliff Williams, and they were married on April 12th 1981, she lovingly welcomed his daughter Susan into the family. Two years later they had their daughter Cathryn. In 1983 Cliff and Judy started their business together, where she was a well-respected business woman, in the construction community, and was recognized in Who's Who in California.

Judy had an open heart and her door was always open. She 'adopted' many children and grandchildren into her family. She loved spending time with her family, taking pictures, and making memories. She often said, Making memories is one of the most important things a mother and grandmother can do. She is survived by her five children and nine grandchildren Samantha, Jesse, Cole, Brooke, Ellie, Isaac, Jacob, Danielle, and Brenna. And preceded in death by her parents Harry and Eleanor Butterfield of Nevada City.

Her family would like to thank Kaiser Hospice, Dr. Hui, and her cousin Dr. Kevin Keck for all of their excellent care.

A memorial and reception will be held on April 26 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Covenant Church, 10933 Progress Ct. in Rancho Cordova.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 20, 2014
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