Saturday, March 14, 2009

In Memory of Judy Winchester

We consider Judy and Orval our Grandparents. They have been around since we were born and are extremely great friends with my Mom and Dad. They are both the most amazing and sweetest people I know. I don't think two people have ever loved each other as much as these two love each other. I have never in my life seen them fight or dispute on anything. They both have permanent smiles and are such a joy to be around. They would do anything for anyone, and they have. They are both happy caring people in love. This past week, Judy passed away. While she is now with her kids, Tony and Tina. It's still a struggle for those left behind here. Orval, and their two sons Tom and Toby. When we arrived at the funeral in Mesquite, my Mom was talking to Orval. Here's what Orval had said to her "The honeymoon is over, now it's time to work on the marriage." If only everyone could have a love as pure and strong as those two. Judy has also said in the past, "If you give it 100% you will get 110% back" I think we should all remember that. They really are people to look up to for so many reasons. I've had a bit of mixed feelings since her passing. I'm very sad about the unfortunate event while at the same time, I'm excited and happy for her. Cause there is no doubt about it, that she went straight to Heaven and is now with her two children that passed away, years ago. I really do feel for Orval, living without his one and only true love, but it will be but a minute until they see each other again. As soon as the funeral had ended. Orval went home and planted a tree for Judy. She had said that she wanted two blooming trees as well as some rose bushes. He will now be planting those for his sweetheart. Also, when he sits in his backyard, Judy will be up on the hill, watching over him. Her grave site is in their back yard on top of a hill. You'll kinda see exactly how far in a picture I'm posting on this. So that is my dedication to Judy and the true love she had for Orval and everyone around her. We will all miss her very very much.

While we were in Mesquite, we played the Keno machines. That was Judy's favorite thing to do, you'd find her at the penny slots drinking a large Diet Coke while Orval was working as a pit boss. So our family played the penny slots in remembrance of Judy. We did have a lot of fun as a family. My family is awesome and I'm so happy and glad to have each and every one of them, along with my siblings spouses, they're wonderful! We have a lot of fun when we get together and everyone is really caring even though we are EXTREMELY sarcastic with each other. That's just how we show our love :-D. But we had some fun while we were out there, we also played Bingo! That was actually pretty fun and funny cause the lady calling out the numbers sounded like a man and looked like Adam Sandler dressed up as a woman on The Best of Chris Farley. haha We also went bowling and sat in the hot tub for a bit. We all had fun and knew that Judy would want us to just be happy and be together as a family. But we still pray for Orval that he will be ok until he sees her again. I think it's a comfort for him, that she is right there in his backyard. I've posted a slideshow of all the things we did. Enjoy!

Judith Gale Winchester

(February 2, 1942 - March 7, 2009)

Judith Gale Winchester

Judy Winchester Judith (Judy) Gale Winchester, age 67, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born in Frankford, Michigan to Earl and Jo Farnsworth Hansen on February 2, 1942. Judy graduated from high school in Langlois, Oregon. After graduation she met Orval Winchester and the two of them were married on April 16, 1960 in Langlois, Oregon. Together they moved and lived in many places before moving to Beaver Dam. She enjoyed doing craft work of all kinds, especially scrap booking. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Judy was preceded in death by her 2 children, Tony Winchester and Tina Holyoak. Judy is survived by her husband Orval Winchester of Beaver Dam, AZ; two sons: Toby Winchester of Salt Lake City, UT, Thomas Winchester of Mesquite, NV. She also loved each of her family members very much, especially her 17 grandchildren. A funeral service will be held for Judy on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:00 am at the Beaver Dam Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from 6:00 -8:00 pm at Virgin Valley Mortuary and Thursday prior to grave side service at the Littlefield LDS Church from 10:00 to 10:45 am.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

I'm really glad I was able to get to know Judy, though I wish I could have had more time with her. She was always happy, she loved to be with the kids, and she loved being with you and your family. If I can be half the man Orval is Melissa will be very well off :) I think Judy was with me that night, not only did I win at bowling but I also won about $15 on Caveman Keno!!!