Judith Ann Howard passed away March 30, 2010, at her home in Colorado City, Colo. Judith was born in Great Bend, Kan. on Sept. 12, 1939, and lived in Pueblo for many years before moving to Colorado City in 2000. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Thomas; son, Steven (Brandyce) Howard, Long Beach, Calif.; daughters, Lynne (Bruce) Waldo, Greeley; Kathleen (William) Lewis, Colorado City; grandchildren, Ashley Howard-Lewis, Avery and Rory Lewis, and Katelyn and Lauryn Waldo; brothers, Dennis (Carolyn) Barnaby and Richard (Deborah) Barnaby; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Beth (Downtain) and John Raymond Barnaby. Judith graduated with honors from Kansas State University where she was an active member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. During her life she enjoyed several vocations, retiring from the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo) in 2001. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother who especially treasured time spent with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, reading, walking, volunteer work, and the companionship of friends. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe and the Rev. Suzanne D'Spain officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Melanoma Research Alliance through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Judy was a member of our Gamma Phi Beta, Beta Upsilon Chapter, Kansas State U, Class of 1959. Such a vibrant personality, infectious sense of humor and caring lady was Judy. I can still see her with tall, handsome Tom back there in the late 50’s! Your message has now reached Judy’s pledge class on April 14, 2010. We shall miss her at future reunions.

  2. Tom and Family: We had her in our prayers but the Lord God we love said it was time. Her memories will comfort you but its certain we will all miss her. She was such a warm person and clasmate. Punky

  3. My condolences to the Family and relatives.
    one particular memory I have of Judy is her practice of setting aside time for each individual child.
    more of us should do that.
    Jim Attebery

  4. I worked with Judy at USC in the early 90’s. What a joy she was to be around – always positive and and a smile on her face. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We remember what a positive person Judith was, never sitting in judgment on anyone and always thinking of others. We will miss her loving ways. We are unable to attend the service due to illness but will be thinking of you.

  6. Tom Howard & Family,
    Our prayers and condolences go out to you during this time of loss. Judith was a loving and faithful mate & partner; a loving caring and devoted mother & grandmother; and a wonderful sister. May God comfort you and your family. Matt. 5:4, “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
    Long after the tears are gone, beautiful memories will remain.
    With love,
    Bette Trock & Family

  7. I worked with Judy for about 10 years at USC and my husband Brian and I were members at First Presbyterian Church during the same period. She was a lovely person and I am very saddened by this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Valerie Borge

  8. Tom and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Judy. She was a great friend and classmate. We will all miss her greatly at upcoming class reunions.

  9. Tom & Family,
    May you find comfort in knowing that others are holding you close in their hearts during this difficult time. Judy was a beautiful person.

  10. I have fond memories of Judy in our Gamma Phi house at K-State. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  11. Our hearts go out to you all. Judith is a fantastic person. Peace with you all. Much Love, Maria

  12. I am so sorry to hear about Judy’s passing. She was a hysterical, glamorous, awesome person. I wish I could give you all big hugs. My love to you all, Susan

  13. Tom and Family…It was a joy knowing Judy. She made us laugh, she laughed with us, and she knew when and how to smile at just the right moment. My condolences to you and yours.

  14. Kathy and Family,
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time! Cherish the GREAT memories of your mom!

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Mike. Our deepest sympathies on your loss.
    Philip & Karen

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