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Judy (Moffitt) Forbes, 81, passed away on August 5, 2018 at Karen Acres Health Care Center. Services will be held at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines with visitation on Friday, August 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. and the funeral service on Saturday, August 11 at 9:30 a.m.

Judy was born December 18, 1936 to Hugh L. and Elizabeth (Gerhart) Moffitt in Des Moines, IA and graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines. Judy worked tirelessly to raise her three children by working for numerous employers over the years, Madeline Shepard Ltd., Kneeter Furs, Joseph’s Jewelers, Des Moines Civic Center, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Iowa State Fair Society Horse Show Ring Secretary, and at the age of 70, she retired from the Brown, Winick, Graves Law Firm. After retirement she volunteered for Planned Parenthood Book Works. Judy was an avid animal lover. She enjoyed traveling with family and friends to dog shows all over the country. She was a member of the National Beagle Club of America and Basset Hound Club of America. Judy raised and finished numerous champion basset hounds, beagles and pugs. She was at her happiest when she was sitting with a dog and cat on her lap.

She is survived by her three children, Kathy of Urbandale, Tracy of Clive, Jeff (Christy) of Aurora, IL; three grandsons, Matthew (Megan) of Coralville, Jeremy and Benjamin of Aurora, IL; her brother, David (Susie) Moffitt of West Des Moines; sister, Dee (Glenn) Keller of Clive; and several nieces and nephews. Judy was preceeded in death by her parents.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Karen Acres Health Care Center for the care they provided Judy over the past four and a half years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to www.takethelead.org in Judy’s name.

Service Details

Visitation:
Friday, August 10, 2018
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Service:
Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:30 am
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Disposition:
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Burial
Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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