Our loving mother, Judy Rae Simonson, age 71 of Polson, Montana passed away peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital on November 28, 2022. She was born on November 20, 1951, in Stanley, North Dakota to Willard and Marion Simonson, then moved with her family to Poplar, Montana where she graduated from Poplar High School.
Prior to retiring in 2014, Judy worked at Lake County Abstract and Title for over 25 years as the office manager. She also worked at the Polson Police Department as a secretary and in the office at Linderman Elementary earlier in her career.
Judy loved flowers and gardening during the spring and summer. She treasured her friends and enjoyed laughing and visiting with them over the years. She adored her three sons and was very proud of the men they became. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren filled her life with such joy, and she always had a treat for them every time she got to see them.
Judy cared deeply for all the people who entered her life, and she made friends quickly. She was also always quick with a funny zinger statement, that would create laughter and chuckles among those who got to hear it.
Judy is survived by her loving sons, Mike (Bonnie) Walter, Travis (Nancy) Walter, Brad (Heather) Walter; her grandchildren Sheryl, April, Mikala, Brady, Maverick, Brandon, Madison, Mattox, Rokton, and Quaid; and her great-grandchildren, Maisy, Rowan, and Aubrey; her brother Greg Simonson and sister Peggy Snyder; as well as nieces and nephews she cared deeply about.
A memorial service will be held at The Lake Funeral Home in Polson on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 1:00pm, with a reception to follow at Polson Bay Golf Course.