Judy A. Gudas
Judy A. Gudas, 49, of Kewanna, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at her home on Aug. 1.
Born on July 1, 1966, in Three Oaks, Michigan, Judy Ann was a cherished daughter of William Thomas and Shirley Jane (Hess) Magers. Growing up she shared her childhood with a brother Joe and sisters, Betty and Gladys. With great pride she graduated from Lewis Cass High School in 1984.
In Winamac, on Aug. 29, 2009, Judy married the love of her life and best friend, Eric John Gudas. Together they shared nearly six years of life’s adventures. A favorite destination of Judy and Eric is Port Charlotte, Florida. It was here where they relaxed poolside or taking a walk watching the sunset over the warm Gulf waters. They recently planted young palm trees at their southern homestead.
As a devoted member of the Bruce Lake Buoy Club, Judy enjoyed floating the sparkling waters while catching the rays on the pontoon. An avid viewer of HGTV, Judy had a forte for remodeling and decorating her home. Known to family as “Pretty Judy, Mamaw or Grandma Crazy Hair,” she looked forward to visits and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. The creator of extraordinary cheese cakes, cherry delight and blueberry were in the greatest demand.
Left to cherish Judy’s memory are her husband Eric at home; daughter Heather Kay Wallace (companion Matt Houser) of Royal Center; sons: Jeffrey William Green of Star City, Sean Eric [Amanda] Gudas of Rochester, Joel Ryan Gudas of Pierceton, and Keith Allen Gudas of Winamac; sisters: Betty [Levi] Spann of Star City, and Gladys Magers of Logansport; brother Joe [Rena] Magers of Logansport; mother Shirley [Randy] Coon of Logansport; grandchildren: Hunter Layne Wallace, Haylah Jo Wallace, Henley Matthew Houser, Seanna Lee Gudas, Savannah Jane Gudas, Searra Anne Gudas, Bladyn Gudas, and Karter Gudas; in-laws Algird and Erica Gudas of Winamac; and several nieces, nephews and cousins who all adored her.
She was preceded in death by her father William Thomas Magers in 1983; and her grandparents.
Friends may visit with her family on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., (SR 14 W.) Rochester and an hour prior to her service at the church. A celebration of the life will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7, at the Church of the Heartland, 890 E. SR 14, Winamac, 46996. Pastor Heath Hiatt will officiate. Burial will follow at the Bruce Lake Cemetery. Immediately following the graveside the family will host a dinner at the Bruce Lake Garage.
Memorials may be made in Judy’s name to the Fulton County Cancer Fund through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation, 715 Main St., Rochester, IN 46975.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at www.goodfamilyfh.com.