Judith Ann Salzwedel Brown, 77 of Boise, ID. passed away after
a courageous battle with Lewey Body Dementia and went to join her savior Jesus
Christ on March 6, 2017, in Boise, ID.
Burial will be held March 11, 2017 at 11 am at Dry Creek Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday March 12, at 11 am at South Valley
Baptist in Kuna, Idaho. (278 south Ten Mile Road, Kuna, Idaho, 83634) Alden-Waggoner
is handling the funeral arrangements. (5400 west Fairview Ave. Boise, Idaho,
Judie was the daughter of Robert and Florence Roberts, and
born in Muscatine, Iowa on Sept 23, 1939. Her father was a minister for
various churches in the Midwest, and they moved a number of times. Judie graduated from Montello High school in
1957. This is where she met her first husband Roy Salzwedel. Roy joined the Air Force and they lived on
military bases throughout the United States. While raising a family, Judie
always stayed in close contact with both her and Roy’s families in Wisconsin.
Judie and Roy divorced while living in Boise. She worked for Buttery/Osco until
their closing, then went on to do Property Management until her retirement. It
was during this time that she met and married Charles Brown on August 4, 1996 in
Boise. They lived in Boise until her death.
Judie was very involved with her family, church, Boise State
Broncos, and the Green Bay Packers. She loved animals, especially her little
Bitty. Once Judie decided you were a friend or family you could do no wrong. She
would defend you as only a mother could. Judie took great joy and comfort from
her family. She attended many family functions, and especially enjoyed doting
on the little ones. Judie regularly enjoyed the fellowship and worship at the South
Valley Baptist Church. Throughout the rewards and struggles of life, Judie
never wavered in her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She had a fierce faith in the
message and journey he had planned for her. During football season, Judie knew
her teams could hear her from the stands or through the television. She would
rarely miss a game. Her biggest goal in life was to have her entire family
happy at the same time. With this in mind, she would work tirelessly to
accomplish this, often at great cost to herself. She was a tenacious champion
for the underdogs in life. She was generous to a fault and her compassion knew
no boundaries. Judie touched many lives and was a positive influence on all she
met. If someone cries when you leave this Earth, than you have lived well. Judie’s
passing is met by many, many tears.
Judie was preceded in death by her parents Robert and
Florence Roberts, Sister Ardyth Woznaik, brother Terry Roberts, ex-husband Roy
Salzwedel, granddaughter Trishten Potts, daughter in-law Laurie Salzwedel, step-son Alan Brown and step-daughter Connie
Judie is survived by her Husband Charles Brown, daughter
Linda and Bob Potts, son Bob and Roben Salzwedel, daughter Laura
Salzwedel-Karren and Gene Karren, step daughter Amy Brown, grandchildren Alex
and Bonnie Ybarra, Terra Ybarra, Jamie and Bob Berthiaume, Nick and Ashley
Salzwedel, Samantha and Casey Blackmon, Mallory Fry, Keenan Fry, Evan and Neyva
Salzwedel, Travis Burke, Shawn and Stephanie Burke, great grandchildren Hudson
and Harrison Ybarra, Zach Loretto, Karmen and Isabelle Johnson, Ava and Eli
Berthiaume, Cruz and Pepper Salzwedel, Owen, Kryee and Evangeline Salzwedel, Ethan
Burke, Savanah, Trinity, Traeton and Sadie Burke, brother Jim and Judy Roberts
and family, Sister in law Lena Roberts and family, sister in law Mary Isberner,
sister in law Janice and Mike Kollazar and families.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Good Samaritan
Center of Boise for their professional and compassionate care of Judie. Also
thank you to all the family, friends, and church families who visited and cared
for our mother.