Judy Ann Swift peacefully joined her parents, older sister, teenage brother, and many other loved ones in heaven on November 28th after 77 years of fun, feistiness, kindness, generosity, rebellion, mischief, and plenty of adventure.
Judy was born on December 11, 1944, in Grass Range, Montana to Clifford and Sara Swift. She grew up on the family ranch, riding a horse to and from a one room school house each day. She moved on to graduate from Grass Range High School and went back east for a short time, only to find herself in trouble and needing to be rescued by her two brothers-in-law from a difficult situation. Judy stayed closer to home after that, enjoying a career in journalism for about a decade. She went on to work in Title insurance and home health care until retirement, with numerous other jobs mixed in there throughout the years. She loved collecting crystal, cups and saucers, and Santa Clauses.
There was absolutely nothing Judy wouldn’t do for her loved ones, and she proved it over and over. One of her grandest acts of giving was helping raise her three nieces, parenting equally with her sister Sandy for a number of years. Debbie, Vicki, and Shelley always referred to Judy as their second mother. After mothering Sandy’s girls for years, Judy had a son of her own in 1985, Tanner James Swift. Judy raised Tanner on her own and could not have been more protective or proud of another human being.
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