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In Memory of

Judith Irene Luthey

June 13, 1948 - October 7, 2016

Obituary


Judith "Judy" Luthey, 68, of Atwater and beloved wife of 28 years to John Luthey, Sr., passed away on Friday October 7, 2016. Born in Merced the daughter of Irvin Morris and the late Virginia O'Donnell, she grew up and lived in Merced before she moved to Atwater where she lived for over 35 years after meeting and marrying her soul mate and love of her life. Family was important to her. She was proud of her family and looked forward to and cherished time spent with them. She never forgot a birthday, and always...

Judith "Judy" Luthey, 68, of Atwater and beloved wife of 28 years to John Luthey, Sr., passed away on Friday October 7, 2016. Born in Merced the daughter of Irvin Morris and the late Virginia O'Donnell, she grew up and lived in Merced before she moved to Atwater where she lived for over 35 years after meeting and marrying her soul mate and love of her life. Family was important to her. She was proud of her family and looked forward to and cherished time spent with them. She never forgot a birthday, and always remembered to send everyone a card. Judy worked for many years in retail, but her true talent and passion was creating things with her hands. She was an amazing woman of many talents and had the knack to create things from ideas in her head. She was artistic, handy and possessed the ingenuity and creativity for all her projects with no job too big or small. She was an avid crafter of wood, glass, and creative restoration of antiques and furniture, and fond of her collections she would find in her travels. Judy enjoyed nature, camping, traveling with her husband, and time spent quietly reading romantic love novels. She loved her flowers, humming birds, gardening, baking, and caring for her many beloved pets.

Judy is survived by and leaves behind her devoted husband, John Luthey, Sr.; sisters, Myrna McKean, and Cindi Butrym (Patrick); brother, Steve Morris; her children, Annette Karabin and her husband Rick, Carrie Frye and her husband Jimmy, Frankie Medeiros and her fiancé Elise, Brian Medeiros and his partner Barry, and Joseph Medeiros (Michelle); her step sons, John Luthey, Jr. and his wife Denise, and Donald Luthey (Kim); six grandchildren, Venessa Martinez and her husband Jerry, Erin Ortiz, Cole and Wade Luthey, and Joshaua and Hayden Medeiros; four great grandchildren, Amalie Mena, Xavier, Aria, and Logan Martinez, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Judy is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia O'Donnell; brother, Norm Morris; sisters, Sandra Dahlgren, and Phyllis Schelinder.

A "Celebration of Life" Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, 1490 B Street, Merced, California 95341.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy's memory may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America 801 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006, or you may contact them at 1-800-555-9140.

Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.