Judith "Judy" Marie Spear, age 74, of Ames, Iowa passed away August 3, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. A visitation will be from 4-6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames, Iowa with an 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Mass of Christian Burial, at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Ames, Iowa. Private family burial will take place at a later date.
Judy was born July 3, 1944 in Carroll, Iowa, the daughter of Vernis and Wanda Juergens. She graduated from Carroll Kuemper High School in 1962. She attended Clark College in Dubuque, IA and graduated from AIB in Des Moines, Iowa, with a business degree. She married Darrell Spear on April 24, 1964 in Carroll, Iowa, and they made their home in Ames for the past 53 years. She worked in admissions at Iowa State University for 36 years before retiring in 2008.
She enjoyed traveling around the world with Darrell, the family vacations with her family, and the Sister's Weekends with her sisters. She loved attending events for her 5 grandchildren and she was always their #1 fan! In her spare time, she enjoyed crafting, reading, and attending Cyclone volleyball and women's basketball games with friends and family. Her family and grandkids were everything to her.
Judy is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Darrell Spear; her two sons, Todd (Melonie) Spear of Huxley, IA, and Gregg (Kelly) Spear of Ankeny, IA; five grandchildren Shelbi (David) Johannesen, Megan (Caleb) Schafbuch, Kyle Spear, Brandon Spear, and Christopher Spear. Three sisters, Shirley (Don) Fasbender, Linda (Joe) Kueper, and Gayle Toms, and one brother Ron (Elizabeth) Juergens. She had numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Peter Juergens and Mr. and Mrs. George Schultz, and brother in-law Alex Toms.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family who will distribute to Judy's favorite charities.
Online condolences may be directed to: wwwgrandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
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Thoughts & prayers to Judy’s family. I too am so glad to have seen & visited with her at our class reunion. She always had a smile & very friendly. She will be missed.
Judy was a classmate-Kuemper Catholic High School-1962. She was friendly and I had a good conversation with her at our 55th class reunion last year in Carroll. I am glad I saw her then and she was still her friendly self always acknowledging me. Accept our sympathy and so sorry for such a sudden passing. Jim and Joyce Masching
Judy was a classmate of mine , from Kuemper n she was always friendly . Judy had lots of friends n I’m glad to say she was one special friend . I was shocked to hear she passed n I’m wishing her family the best n will keep Judy n all in our prayers Jerry Rupiper. Carroll Iowa
Dear Linda=We are so sorry to hear of your lose=Prayers are coming your way=Bill and Linda
My sincerest sympathy to all the family. Knew Judy at ISU and just talked to her last week. Always friendly and with a smile. Keeping her in my prayers. Sheryl Soden
What a shock to hear of Judy’s passing! Prayers and love go out to Darrell, their family, and extended family. Judy gave me a bottle of Mexican vanilla awhile ago and I’ve always thought of her each time I’ve used it. It will continue to remind me of what a kind, caring, fun lady she was and how she will be missed by all who knew her. 💗💐🌹💐
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