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Judy Marie Meadows

May 19, 1952 — August 5, 2015

born to John and Betty Lou Barlean on May 19th 1952 in Wyoming. She was the second of six children. Growing up in the oil fields of Wyoming and Montana, Judy graduated in 1969 in Thermopolis, Wyoming.

She married her high school sweetheart, David Meadows in 1969 and they had three children, David, Stormy and Wendy. Dave worked as a pipe liner in the oil fields so the family traveled extensively and each of the three children were born in different states. Judy frequently talked about the difficulties of constantly moving the family and raising their children in small mobile trailers. They eventually separated and Judy moved with the children to Auburn in the late eighties where all the children graduated from Placer High School in Auburn. We now have nine beautiful grandchildren.

Judy moved to Sacramento around 1998 and worked as a medical receptionist. She eventually settled into a job as a receptionist with the forerunner of Ameriprise Financial Services. She met Rich there in 2003 and she totally ignored his feeble attempts to flirt with her.

Judy eventually came to her senses and started dating Rich in 2004 and eventually married him in 2013. Judy liked to joke with those who thought the movie "Five Year Engagement" was a long time.

Judy joined Kiwanis in 2004 and suddenly had an avenue to satisfy her boundless energy for helping the less fortunate. While she was actively involved in her club, Sacramento Suburban, she also readily stepped forward to help staff Division 44 projects.

Judy's favorite project was teaching English to refugee and migrant women at FISH (Families in Self Help). She spent three hours every Tuesday for the past five years teaching conversational English to her class. She not only taught, she became a part of their families.

Judy's father aptly described Judy as a person "who woke up every morning in a different world". That very beautifully described her. She was very spontaneous and would immediately change her schedule to help family, friends and strangers in need of assistance. She always put herself second to the needs of others when she was able to assist.

Judy frequently felt she needed more structure in her daily life. Hence, she developed her list of 10 daily goals. She taped them to the bathroom mirror and religiously reviewed them every morning and every night in order to measure her progress.

The family wishes to share them with everyone as we know how they influenced her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and as a Kiwanian.
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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Starts at 11:00 am

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr, Rocklin, CA 95677

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