It is with great sadness to share that our sister, Judy Kay Vosburg, passed away early Saturday morning, February 19, 2022 due to complications from a serious fall caused a brain injury which she never recovered from.
Judy was born on November 20, 1947 to Susie Jane Kaiser Vosburg and Dale V. Vosburg in Park Ridge, Illinois. At the time of her birth, she was the third daughter in the family. Her parents would eventually have six girls total. After her birth, the family moved a lot for work. From Park Ridge, IL they moved to Minneapolis, MN, Tower, MN, Niagara Falls, NY, Riverton, WY, Boise, ID and Logan, UT through her school years. Even with all of these moves and changes, Judy kept in touch with many of her childhood friends even to time of her death.
Judy graduated from Logan High School in 1965 and made a decision to leave home to begin a GREAT adventure — her life! She moved to Wisconsin, her first job was being the Fairy Godmother at the Dells Storybook Land. After that summer she moved to Milwaukee where she lived for nine years. She moved to Salt Lake City, UT, Boise, ID, Phoenix, AZ, San Diego, CA and then back to Boise to be near family and help our ailing mother.
One of her favorite places to live was San Diego, CA. She loved the beach, she loved the ocean and the spray on her face and she loved to feel the warm sand between her toes.
Judy had such an amazing outlook on life! In her younger years she did many things. I remember her saying that anything a man could do, she could do and she did! She had a reputation of taking on hobbies with strength and independence. At one point in her life, she was dating a race car driver and became a ‘point’ checker as race cars flew by her, telling us that many times she would be jumping out the way of car parts. It was the lessons she learned with car racing that made her a crazy driver throughout her life. Many of her family members and friends would cringe when she was behind the wheel of a car but her contagious laugh would ease many fears
Judy had many different occupations throughout her life. Her occupations went from being a secretary, typing 120 WPM, to becoming a Travel Agent, an Air Freight agent, Marketing and Sales at the Red Lion Downtowner in Boise to Sales with the Idaho Statesman. She retired 6 years ago and was one of the happiest retirees we've known.
When she made the decision to move back ‘out west’, SLC was the next stop which brought an adorable kitty, Misty, into her world. From that point on, Judy was smitten by 5 more kitties during her adult years.
Judy came from a very musical family, there was always singing and instruments galore. Her gift was truly a clear, beautiful soprano voice. When she would come home for the holidays, not only did she seem like a 'movie star' to the younger sisters, but while washing dishes she would teach new songs for us to harmonize with her on. While working in New York, she met a special man-friend who would always contact her year after year to accompany him to the Oscars in California She loved this! Every year, for many years he would contact her no matter where she was living and have her escorted to Hollywood via a limousine to be pampered, dressed in beautiful dresses, expensive jewelry and accompany him to the Oscars — parties and all. Even when she was older and retired, she still watched the Oscars with friends and loved going to movies regularly. She also loved popcorn and chocolate!
When she decided to follow two sisters from San Diego to Boise, her life had more changes in store. She still longed for the ocean, but she also loved the mountains and rivers, buying a kayak and paddling with family and friends on the rivers around Boise, Judy also loved to travel and went to Europe a couple of times with two sisters. She loved adventure! To the point of even packing up her car a few times and taking a road trip on her own.
In the last few years, her love for art, music and family was shown in her support going to local art shows and the Idaho Song Writers evening, supporting her family and enjoying these types of venue. For the last few years, her family, put on a Christmas Concert in their home, which she enjoyed participating in. "Sisters, Sisters. There never were more devoted sisters…”
How do you put her life into words? Judy was a prayer warrior, loyal to all that knew her and would do anything for anyone who knew her - food, love or prayers. Did we say she loved adventure and chocolate!
Her nieces, nephews and cousins always had her ear. She would do anything to support them and help guide them. I have heard each of them say how she was their hero.
In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by our sister, Vicki Lynn Vosburg, our brother-in-law, Dennis Davis, our brother-in-law, Ronald Jordan, our nephew, Christopher Jordan, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Surviving are her sisters, Patricia Dale Jordan, Lynda Sue De La Pena (Lucilo), Cindi Lou Walton (Arthur Lee) and Lori Jean Stom (Jack); her nieces and nephews, Tim Seamons Teri LaRocque, Marty Seamons, Michael Jordan, Cassandra Brownlow, Schuyler Hardy; cousins, aunt and many friends who thought of her as family
We will all deeply miss her Birthday voicemails. Singing in her beautiful voice, wishing the person a special day. She is deeply missed; life cut too short. A special sister, aunt, friend and confidante. She is now on her own ‘Sentimental Journey’ miss you our sweet seestor…
The family will be celebrating her life later this spring. Date TBD.