Judith K. (Harper) Weidenfeller
August 28, 1941 – January 7, 2022
Survived by husband of 57 years, Anthony Weidenfeller; sons, Paul (Lisa) and Michael; grandchildren: Jackson, Joshua, Otis, and Amanda; brother, William Harper (Phyllis).
PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Humane Society.
Judith Kay Weidenfeller passed away on January 7, 2022, at the age of 80. Known as Judy, she was adopted as an infant by her new parents, Arnold and Lillian Harper.
Judy and her brother, Bill, lived in Omaha, Nebraska, and Dorset, Minnesota. In Minnesota, her family lived on a lake resort managed by their parents. Judy graduated from Benson High School. She attended Omaha University (UNO) and UNL. Shortly after college, Judy met her husband, Tony. They were married and had two sons, Paul Anthony and Michael Lee.
Judy worked at Avis Car Rental at the airport when her sons were little and then became a stay-at-home mom.
When her children got older, Judy became a successful business owner. She opened her first store in the basement of Westroads Mall, Joyce Selby Shoes. She opened a second store at Westroads called The Accessory Company. This store sold jewelry and other fashion items. She would later open a third store, another Joyce Selby Shoes, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Gateway Mall.
Judy was a long-time member of the Omaha Sports Association, where she and Tony met many friends and enjoyed tennis together.
Judy and Tony moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, for his work. She became involved in pottery. She took classes, bought a kiln, and made porcelain jewelry and other artwork. Judy became so talented her artwork was featured and sold at galleries across Colorado and the southwest. At Christmas, she would climb a ladder and decorate one of the cacti with Christmas lights.
Judy was also a dog lover, owning several Pekingese and Lhasa Apsos.
Judy joins her parents, Arnold and Lillian Harper. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Tony; sons, Paul (Lisa), Michael; grandchildren: Jackson, Joshua, Otis, and Amanda; brother, Bill Harper (Phyllis); brothers-in-law, Tom (Lee), Frank; sister-in-law, Cathy Herrig (Chuck); nieces and nephews: Shelley Johnson (Robert), Stacey Ullrich (Michael), Shawn Harper, Daniel Wolf(Tammy), Greg Herrig (Angie), Ben Herrig (Michelle), Chris Herrig; half-sisters, Jessica Acedo, Rita McKee; and dog, Bo.
So sorry to hear about Judy. She was a good friend in high school. We had so much fun. Deepest sympathy to the family.