Judith A. “Judy” Goudy

February 25, 1947 - May 21, 2022

02/25/1947 - 05/21/2022

Past Services

Friday May 27, 2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Saturday May 28, 2022
11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Judith “Judy” Ann Goudy, formerly Smudde, passed away in her Wheeling, West Virginia home Saturday, May 21, 2022. She was born on February 25, 1947 in Youngstown, OH. The daughter of the late Wilfred “Bud” E. Goudy and the late S. Jane (Lamb) Goudy. Judy grew up in the Wheeling, WV area. She attended Triadelphia High School in Wheeling, WV and graduated from Garfield High School in Terre Haute, IN.

Judy worked for, and retired as, an executive administrator for Allison Gas Turbine Indianapolis, IN and General Motors Pittsburgh, PA. As her three children became adults, she returned to Wheeling, WV and was a very active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Our Lady of Seven Dolors Altar and Rosary Society, Third Order of Mary, Serra Club, St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society, Funeral Luncheon Team, Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary, Bunco Club, Tripoly Club, Alpha Sigma Lambda sorority, and was graduate and alumnus of Indiana University and Wheeling Jesuit University. Her love for her family, church, and travel also kept her well occupied, but her talent and passion for cooking and baking for others was her favorite hobby.

She was preceded in death by her loving “Big Sis” Evelyn J. (Garrison) Thomas of Alexandria, VA, her two brothers, Walter Charles “Chuck” Garrison III of Terre Haute, IN and John Herbert Garrison of Coquille, OR.

Her survivors include: younger sister Susan C. (Goudy) Oberholtzer of Terre Haute, IN; three children Anne “Christian” (Smudde) Sultzer of Pendleton, IN, Dr. Meredeth “Meme” (Smudde) Gray of Terre Haute, IN and Justin of St. Petersburg, FL; six grandchildren Ciara J. Sultzer, Hunter A. M. Sultzer, Taylor M. Gray, Ashton S. Gray, Alexis A. Smudde and Hanna J. Smudde; two great granddaughters Meilani “Lani” A. Gray and Alani R. Taylor.

Judy was a beautiful, energetic, thoughtful, kind, giving, non-stop and full of life individual who was always helping others and making people laugh. She will be remembered fondly and greatly missed by family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances from every place she ever visited.

Friends will be received on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Elm Grove Chapel from 4-8pm with Rosary and Vigil beginning at 7:10pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 11:00am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Harry Dunn as celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

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Denise Ricker
1 year ago

I’m so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person. I knew Judy through the Alter Society, and enjoyed talking with her on other occasions. She will be greatly missed

Joe Tankovits
1 year ago

My deepest sympathy to the family. I’ve known Judy for many years. I will miss all the conversations over the years that we’ve had her beautiful smile, kindness. The times I worked with her at the fish fries , funeral luncheons, picnics. Especially enjoyed the conversations and the last couple months that we’ve had. Thank you. Rest in peace, Judy say hi to Father Jim. Rest in peace

1 year ago

I met Judy working at the St Vincent funeral luncheons with my mother and fell in love with her. She instantly fell in love with my children Kaitlyn and especially with Kyle! She kept tabs on him even as he moved to Arizona. She was a beautiful woman and will be sadly missed. We love you Judy, RIP

Mary Dolan
1 year ago

Judy spread “JOY” everywhere she went. Her SMILE was infectious. She made a POSITIVE difference in this world. This worlds loss is heavens gain. Rest In Peace Judy. Well done good and FAITHFUL servant.

Jean Bartok
1 year ago

I met Judy as we pursued our degree at Wheeling Jesuit. We became instant friends. I baby sat her dogs as she traveled. She will forever remain with me. Broken hearted, Jean Bartok

Theresa Pockl
1 year ago

A beautiful woman inside and out.you were so kind to mySister, Joan and her husband Tat. And to me too.you were a gift. To many people. We will miss you!

edith young
1 year ago

Goodbye dear friend.i will miss you forever.Please say hello to your good friend Sabe who followed you within hours.I bet you were holding the door open for him!.Take care of each other.You will both be missed beyond measure.

Sally Meek Hogan
1 year ago

Condolences to your family!

Carol Pangilinan
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss . Judy was such a remarkable person. She’s so much joy . I’ll be missing my seat mate every time I attended Serra club meetings she’s there with her Beautiful smile and would ask me to seat beside her. I’m really so sad to hear that she’s now gone . I’ll be missing my dear friend . I love you ❤️ May you Rest In Peace

Carol Clark templin
1 year ago

My condolences to her family. She grew up near me and we all went to valley grove Grade school. Such sad news.