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Judith Lee Collins

1940 - 2013

Judith Collins

Judy Collins, 72, of Payson, died peacefully on July 1, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends at her home.
Judy Lee Shoemaker was born Dec. 12, 1940 to Leo and Shirley (Hall) Shoemaker.
She grew up in Sioux Falls, S.D., graduating from Washington High School. She worked at Eros Data Center for many years. She then moved to the Washington, D.C. area where she worked at EOSAT and Hughes Corporation before retiring.
After retirement, Mrs. Collins moved to Payson, where she worked at State Farm Insurance until health issues forced her to leave.
She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all.
She is survived by five children, John Collins, Julia Collins (Dave Hrusovsky) and Jill Nordquist all of Sioux Falls, S.D., Jackie Collins of Omaha, Neb. and Jeannie Collins of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren, Patrick Collins, Clayton and Carson Hrusovsky; and one great-grandson, Carter Brendan Collins, all of Sioux Falls, S.D. Also surviving are four siblings, John and Lynne Shoemaker of Payson, Jim (Marnie) Shoemaker, Jill Mickelson, and Jeff (Marcie) Shoemaker, all of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; and numerous nephews and nieces, special friends, Charlotte Van Bockern and Peggy Lien of Sioux Falls, S.D.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Leo and Shirley Shoemaker.
Judy is now pain free and at peace with the Lord! There are no services planned.