June 14, 1943 — September 22, 2023
Judith Smith, 80, passed away peacefully at home on September 22, 2023 with family and her dogs, Stretch and Sophie by her side.
She was born June 14, 1943 in Iowa Falls, Iowa to Kenny and Ella Mae Winters. Judy loved fiercely and fiercely protected those that she loved. No one liked to have a good time more than Judy and she had the sense-of-humor to go with it. She never knew a stranger and considered you a friend after even the briefest conversation. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her love of the outdoors was unmatched. It didn’t matter what the season, she was outdoors enjoying whatever God had provided that day
Judy also loved to work and worked up until March of this year. She owned and operated a successful business for the past 30 years. She employed people that most would overlook and made an impact on many of their lives. Judy just loved people and thought everyone deserved at the very least a second chance, and many times also a third and fourth. Her work ethic and determination were unmatched. That determination was exhibited until the very end.
Left to mourn this great loss are her children, Jeff Smith and Jacqlyn Smith-Crabb; siblings, Barbara (Charlie) Weaver, Donna Jean (Steve) Coffman; grandchildren, Amanda Crabb, Ashley Faith, Mika Crabb, Harley Smith, and Carter Smith; many great-grandchildren; and best friend Sue Sandeen.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenny and Ella Mae Winters; brother, Eldon Winters; and son in law, Mike Crabb.
Private graveside service will be held at a later date at Pine Hill Cemetery, 524 NW 54th Avenue Des Moines, Iowa.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.Hamiltonsfuneralhome.com
Rest Peacefully Judy. We love you forever and ever and even still.