Judy Lynn Lytle, 63, passed away on June 1, at Benefis Hospital of Great Falls. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family.
Judy was born on Dec. 11, 1948, to Jack and Patricia Scott. She was a student in Dixon, Davis and Woodland, Calif. schools. She married James Richard Lytle on Oct. 28, 1965 in Woodland. They had met in high school and loved each other their entire life. Judy was primarily a homemaker but held various jobs in her life. She had worked at the newspaper, as a dietary aide, nursing homes, bingo hall and various retail positions and had her own daycare business, but her favorite job was Yard Duty, watching children on the playground at Esparto Elementary School in California. The children all effectionately called her “Grandma”. She was born in Woodland where she lived until 2002 when Judy and Jim moved to Conrad.
Judy was a beautiful person who always had a kind word for everyone. She was loved by all who knew her and her million dollar-smile with a heart of gold. Judy had an infectious laugh that touched everyone. She had a huge warm heart, was compassionate and caring for all humans and animals. Judy loved helping others, dining out, playing Bingo, traveling, going to yard sales, she raised goats, coached girls softball, bowled and sharing good times with her girlfriends. Judy was amazing at Interior Decorating and had the ultimate “Green Thumb”, she could make anything grow and loved her flowers.
Judy is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jim; son Michael (Jessi) Lytle and daughters, Lori (Victor) Ayala and Christine Lytle-Davis (Jason); sister Joyann; brother Walter; brother-in-law Dave (Anne); sisters-in law Nancy, Susan and Mary (Jerry). She had five grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her both of her parents; both mother and father-in-law; sister-in-law Janet McGrew and brother-in-laws Richard Vinyard and Terry Farris.
As per her wishes, she chose cremation and her ashes will be spread in a lush green horse pasture at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Judy always had a fondness for horses, having ridden and owned them. She also requested a private service.
Heaven has called another angel home!