In Memory

Judy Myers (Gabelhausen)

Judith Lee Gabelhausen, 66, of Hamilton, Mont., passed away peacefully on March 9, 2014, at 7:01 a.m. at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont.

Judy was born in Burlington, Iowa, on Aug. 24, 1947. She graduated from Moline High School in 1965. She married Jack Gabelhausen in May 1967.

Judy was the foundation of the Gabelhausen family, and family was the most important thing to her in the world, especially her grandchildren. She lived life to the fullest, enjoying every minute with the people around her. She spent the 1980s and '90s with her boys and husband as they raced motocross all over the country. Later in life, she was the happiest with her family and friends at Flathead Lake and St. Thomas. There was no one on this earth who had her strength, courage and determination to accomplish the most difficult task. She was the strongest woman we all knew and always put others before herself. Please give her strength and peace in her journey to eternal life.

She was and always will be a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and best friend. We love you Jude.
Judy is survived by her husband, Jack; brother, Philip (Karen) Myers; three sons, Jack (Deb), Joe (Bonnie) and John (Jess) Gabelhausen; six grandchildren, Jaden, Ella, Jeff, Janelle, Vera and Lola; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Lou Myers.
It was Judy's wishes not to have a memorial service. In lieu of flowers to family, donations may be made to the Children's Cancer Research Fund in memory of Judy Gabelhausen

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03/22/14 08:27 PM #1    

Howard E. Westerdahl

I offer you my deepest sympathy as you and your family mourn the loss of your beutiful wife, Judy. My wife and I are praying for you folks and will continue to lovingly remember you and Judy. I think of you often when reminiscing about high school. 

03/23/14 05:25 PM #2    

Don Erickson

So very sad for the Gabelhausen family.  Such warm memories of those high school years double dating, Jack working at the Mobil station and me at Sinclair so we could keep gas in our '57 Chevy's.  We ordered new cars at the same time - Jack a Plymouth hemi and me a Mustang.  Later, their visit to Sharon and me to Columbus, GA while we were stationed there in 1966.  Jack and Judy providing "limo service" at our wedding.  So much more...  Glad we had the chance to visit in Moline last May.  Rest in peace old friend.  Grace and peace to you, Jack.


03/24/14 03:03 PM #3    

Delores Karstens

 My sympathy to the Gabelhausen family.  Prayers are with you.  Dee Karstens

03/24/14 04:36 PM #4    

Marji Wenos (Watkins)

My Christian sympathy is sent to Jack and his family at this time of personal sadness.  I remember Judy as a girl who was as pretty on the inside as she was on the outside.  Prayers are being said for you all.  -- Marji Wenos Watkins


03/25/14 09:29 PM #5    

Nancy Coon (Scrowther)

Our thoughts and sympathy go out to the Gabelhausen family in your time of need.  Nancy (Coon) Scrowther

03/26/14 11:58 AM #6    

Suzee Carson (Branch)

I will always think of Judy as a tomboy who remained ALL GIRL! at the same time. I remember that smile, full of life, spreading across her darling face. Luckily the Gablehausens live in Montana. Only 3 of our classmates do . . . Jack, Judy and myself. This meant I got to visit them and enjoy their great hospitality and company which included meeting their sons. Last time I spent with Judy was at our reunion in 2005, for which I am grateful. She was just the same playful girl like always. What an emptiness her absence will cause for her family. Praying for you guys in the coming days as you begin living through the loss.



03/26/14 10:57 PM #7    

Jilane Swieringa (Savignano)

I was shocked and saddened to read Judy's obituary in the QC on-line last week.  My thoughts are with you, Jack, at this most difficult time.  

I so enjoyed having Judy as a friend in our years at MHS.  I happily remember our years working together at the hospital as candy-strippers for the Red Cross.  Judy loved taking care of the babies and little kids.  She was so energetic, fun, sweet and had a ready smile.  I remember the fun times we had double dating in that big car of her beloved Jack.  I regret not keeping in touch with Judy after graduation.  I always figured I'd see her at a reunion....but then, I never went.

Jack, I know the loss of such a special person will leave a gigantic hole in your life and in your heart.  May the many wonderful memories you have of Judy help to fill that void.  You will see her in your kids and grandkids and know how lucky you were to have her in your life.

03/27/14 12:11 PM #8    

Dianne Jones (Thornton)

I was so saddened to hear of Judy's passing.  She was a wonderful person and my thoughts and prayers go out to her family.  Dianne Thornton (Jones)

03/28/14 12:01 AM #9    

Janet Swensson (Lindell-Larsen)

Dear Jack and family.

I am so sorry for your loss. I have no special words of advise.  One day at a time.

I hope the Lord will help you thru this sad time.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Take care of yourself.

MHS friend.


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