Judy Ann Butcher
12/25/1949 - 8/22/2019
Ann Butcher faithfully finished the race on August 22, 2019. Her
final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whose lives
had all been touched by Judy in many ways throughout her memorable
was born on December 25, 1949, in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Paul and
Carrie Simpson. On September 1, 1967 she married Jerry Butcher.
Together they raised six loving children, Joey, Jena, Jason, Jerrod,
Jessica, and John. Judy’s life was marked by her faithful devotion
of her Lord, her enduring love for her husband of 51 years, and her
unwavering affection for her children and grandchildren.
Butcher leaves a legacy of love for everyone who met and knew her.
Her heart was a light that demonstrated the love of Jesus outwardly
to her family and community. With six children at home, Judy had more
patience than an average mom. She was known to cook more than
enough food at every meal. This she served around the family’s
worn, wooden dining table where anyone and everyone was always
invited to find an extra chair or stool and join the family.
Judy loved to read her Bible every day. She cherished any opportunity
to spend time with her family and also enjoyed the time spent riding
on the back of a motorcycle with Jerry. As a child, some of her
favorite memories were of the occasions she spent with her mother,
father, and siblings at the lake. When Judy spoke, her smile and
laugh would light up the room. Her kindness is what is most
remembered, and if you have met Judy, then you know you have been
loved unconditionally by her. This she learned from her Savior and
practiced it without reserve.
was preceded in death by her father, Paul and her mother, Carrie.
is survived by her husband Jerry, her six children, Joey, Jena,
Jason, Jerrod, Jessica, and John, her siblings Carolyn Farmer, Paula
York, and George Moore, 18 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren,
several cousins, nieces, and nephews, as well as friends too numerous