Jones, Judith B. of Minnetonka, Minnesota died Friday, November 5, 2010.
Our firmament lost a shining star, Heaven gained one. Judy was born in 1939 in Grand Forks, N.D., the first of the children of Bernice and Marvin Beseth who predeceased her.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Bert Jones, sisters Kay Wilson (Scott), Gail Sater (Bob) and children Craig Shaver (Maureen), Liz Berg (Dean), Tom Shaver (Cristen), Cate Jensen (Pete), stepdaughter Heather Wallace (Ryan) and grandchildren Katherine and Jessie Berg, Craig IV and Spencer Shaver, Crosby, Sophia and Drake Shaver and Maggie and Lilly Jensen.
Judy was a gracious entertainer and a wonderful dancer. Bert said, "Judy danced like a feather." She liked fast cars and was a fierce competitor on the golf course, tennis court and at the bridge table. Her children were the lucky beneficiaries of her enthusiastic volunteer work as a Cub Scout den mother, PTA leader, Children's Hospital volunteer, and Great Books leader. Judy gave them her unquestioning support, in spite of their behavior.
Her grandchildren knew her as a "Super Fan". She attended countless baseball, basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse games, rugby matches and swim meets. Judy was a great cook and there is a rousing family debate as to which of her pancakes was the best. Judy married Bert Jones in 1983 and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She was active at St. John's Episcopal Church as a lay reader, chalice bearer, and as a member of the Altar Guild. Judy served as a delegate to the Oklahoma Episcopal Convention and was active in Cursillo. At Oaks Country Club in Tulsa she was low gross champion, President of the Ladies Golf Association and Snow Queen. Judy was grateful for 28 years of sobriety, and was involved in AA and sponsor to many in the Tulsa area.
A memorial service for Judy will be held Thursday November 11 at 3 PM with a reception to follow at the Wayzata Community Church, 125 East Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata.
Judy's family is grateful for the support of her health care team Deb and Amy and the outstanding care of her Park Nicollet Hospice Team of Mary Jo, Jackie and Megan. We are deeply indebted to the unflagging support of her assistant and friend Mary Jane.
The family prefers memorials to the Park Nicollet Foundation, 6500 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55426. David Lee Funeral Home