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Julia "Judy" (Stevens) Stacy

Born: Mon., Jul. 10, 1939
Died: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Location: Haskell Funeral Home


Interment following funeral service

Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Location: Lovell Cemetery


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Julia (or Judy as everyone knew her) was born in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming, on 10 July 1939, to Chester and Rebecca Bischoff Stevens.  At the time, they lived in Cowley, in a log-type house that was put together from two separate houses. Judy was 5 years old when they moved to Lovell, on the Bench as it was called then.  Her Grandpa Bischoff had built a brick home just a mile or so outside of Lovell, and at that time, Judy’s father and mother bought the house from Grandpa and Grandma Bischoff. It was in this house where she and her siblings continued to grow up.

Four days before her eighth birthday she was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6 July 1947 in Lovell.

Judy loved to sing more than she loved the piano lessons, so her Dad and Mother paid for voice lessons from Joyce Reasch, wife of Phil Reasch.

Her first job outside the family home was working at The Squeeze-In located on Main Street in Lovell, where the car wash now is.

She first married Robert Graham Allred on 27 Mar 1956 in Billings, Montana.  She was 16 at the time. Because she married early, she quit school, and then after her first baby was born, she was able (after much discussion with the school board, superintendent, and principal because married people were not allowed to go to school up to that time) to go back and finish.  She graduated with the class of 1960, along with her brother Steve.

To the union of Robert and Judy were born four children: Pamela Jo, DeAnne, Sheri Lyn, and Robert Stephen. This marriage ended in divorce 14 December 1966.

After the divorce to help support her family, she got a job at Stevens’ Wholesale, working for Bob and  Marge Stevens. But first, she had to go to Sidney, Nebraska, to a business school to learn how to run a store.  After the schooling she began her work at the store and worked there for a few years.

On 21 February 1969, she married Kenneth Lee Stacy at the farmhouse in Lovell.  A year later they adopted Michael Ed. He was a special boy in their lives.

After Ken retired from the federal radar station on the Big Horns, they moved to Powell where they purchased the Skyline Cafe on Coulter Avenue. After a few years they sold the cafe and moved again. There were so many moves made during Judy’s life that it is hard to know where they lived when. But they made a move to Billings for a time until Ken developed Alzheimer’s to the point of having to be put in the care center in Lovell.

Judy remained in Billings for a few years.  Along with many other health problems she had to have part of her leg amputated, and had a hard time being mobile.

Her daughter, Pam, came to Billings and moved her to Sumter, South Carolina, where she and Sheri lived. Pam moved, so Sheri has been the sole caregiver.

She passed away December 28, 2019, in a care center in Sumter, South Carolina, shortly after celebrating her 80th birthday.

She was preceded in death by her parents (Chester and Rebecca Stevens), her husband (Ken), a son Ken Stacy Jr., and a sister, Roberta Isom.

She is survived by three brothers: Stanley Stevens (MyrLene), Wesley Stevens (Joan) and Stephen Stevens (Linda), and one sister: Conalyn Sanders (Elden), children: Suzanne Stacy, Pamela Franklin (Steve), DeAnne Carlson (Kent), Sheri Rhoades (Randy), Steve Stacy, and Edie Stacy, 21 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the mortuary in Lovell, January 11 at 10 a.m.

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Robert Stockdale
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
Such a beautiful lady. She was good friend years ago when she lived in Billings she spent many hours with our children which was much appreciated. May she Rest In Peace that she so deserves.

Rozanne Isom Loynd
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
I have such fond memories of staying at Aunt Judy's when I would come to visit Grandma and Grandpa Stevens. She was so full of life. I know she struggled with her health in later her latter life. May she be at peace in the arms of Heaven.

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