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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