Judith M. Reynolds
November 9, 1937 – June 3, 2022
Preceded in death by husband, Charles Glen Reynolds.
VISITATION: Monday, June 6th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by ROSARY/VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, June 7th at 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 S. 32nd Ave. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Tuesday, 2pm at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Panama, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Lourdes Church and Children’s Hospital Foundation.
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Judy Reynolds, 84, of Omaha, passed away on June 3, 2022. She was born on November 9, 1937, to Hilda and Leo Fahn at their home in Shelby County, Iowa. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1955 and attended Mercy School of Nursing in Council Bluffs. She was married to Charles G. “Chuck” Reynolds in 1963. Judy is survived by her three children, Ann Rasmussen, Mike (Shawn) Reynolds, and Pat (Cecilia) Reynolds; grandchildren: Collin Rasmussen, Emily Reynolds, Sean Reynolds, Jenna Reynolds, Katie Reynolds, Lainey Reynolds, and Henry Reynolds; sisters, Donna Escher and Mary Rose (Hollis) Bledsoe; and brothers, Charlie (Linda) Fahn and Bill (Joan) Fahn. Judy was, preceded in death by her parents, her husband Chuck Reynolds, son-in-law Bill Rasmussen, brother Bud (Marilyn) Fahn, sister Marge (Nick) Gubbels, and brother-in-law Kenny Escher.
Young Judy grew up with six siblings and her parents on a farm in Panama, Iowa. She met the love of her life, Chuck, one fateful night at the Chicken Hut in Harlan, Iowa. After marrying, the couple moved around for a few years due to Chuck’s position in the Navy, but they finally settled down in Omaha and lived in the same house for over 50 years. She was the spiritual rock of the family and made sure her children were instilled with Catholic education and values. And her cooking and baking was always a delight to all who had the opportunity to partake.
Judy was also a devoted nurse, working for most of her career at Children’s Hospital in Omaha. She had a gift for working with sick children, especially babies, and family members recall countless incidents of people saying how much they appreciated Judy’s care for their loved ones. Sometimes referred to by her children as “Marcus Mommy,” she was always removing stitches, changing dressings, and otherwise caring for family and friends, and she regularly used a first aid kit on camping trips (the “JICU” – Judy’s intensive care unit), with enough supplies to rival a small ER.
For the last few years of her life, she gracefully faced the insidious symptoms associated with a decline in mobility and memory, but we will always remember her for how she loved and cared for those around her.