Jewell Williams

Jewell Janette “Judy” Williams, 84, passed away peacefully on Feb. 1 at Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Judy and husband Gary shared 63 happy years of marriage. 

Judy was born in Jefferson, and was the daughter of Leone and Delmar Van Horn. She attended Jefferson High School, Stephens College and the University of Iowa.

Judy was a million-dollar producing Realtor at Bud Melcher and Realty Executives, a successful real estate investor and devoted homemaker.

She was a member of Shadow Rock Congregational Church, and enjoyed skiing, traveling and chatting with all. 

Judy is remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and wife with a kind heart. She was extremely generous and had a positive attitude at all times. 

Judy is survived by her husband, Gary; her son, Ted (Amy); her daughter, Nicole (Jon); six grandchildren: Stephanie, Tyler, Taylor, Griffin, Reese, Addison; and many friends and family.

Judy’s service and celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 8 at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel and Memorial, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale 85254.

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