Our beloved Judy Lee Raymond was called home to be forever with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on June 9, 2020. Judy was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Judy met the love of her life, John Raymond, in a lumber yard where he worked as Judy and her mother were shopping for some plywood backing for their piano. John invited Judy to come and listen to him play his piano at a local music hall. They were married on Labor Day in 1969. In over 50 years of marriage, they were never separated. Judy referred to John as; “My Johnny”.
The Raymond’s moved to Willow, Alaska in 1970. Judy loved the outdoors, and loved to fish! Judy also loved her excursions into the Alaskan wilderness on their four-wheelers! The Raymond’s then moved to Florida to care for Judy’s aging parents until their passing.
In 1999, John & Judy then loaded up their motor home for their next adventure to Montana. They purchased property in Thompson Falls, Montana, and called it home until Judy’s passing.
Judy was a woman of great faith! She often shared her great faith with family, friends, neighbors, and the medical personal she came in contact with as she battled cancer. Judy loved her family dearly and had a special friendship with her daughter, Lisa. She spoke of Lisa with a mothers’ special pride and love.
Judy’s eyes would light up with overwhelming love when talking about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-grandson-in-law. Her family were the recipients of many of Judy’s prayers. Judy was a praying woman!
Judy is Survived by her husband of 50 years, John Raymond, of Thompson Falls; Her daughter and best friend, Lisa Parker of Thompson Falls; Sister-in-law, Judy Bustardo, of Fossil, Oregon. Grandchildren; Krystal Steckler and Adam Steckler of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Kendra Parker of Medford, Oregon. Great-Grandchildren; Tanner, Jackson, and Paizley Steckler.
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