Judy Louise Boettcher, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully from cancer October 27th, 2010. She is survived by her husband Wayne; also sons Henri, Ryan Padilla, daughter-in-law Tanya and grandchildren Anthony and Malyssa. Judy was born July 19th, 1956 in Rockford, Illinois of parents William and Frances Foss. There she grew up as Judy Foss with her brother Michael and sisters Lynda and Laurie. In college, Judy went to England on an exchange program. She returned to marry Rick Padilla and start a family in San Diego, California. Judy worked in Defense, Legal and Business enterprises in administrative capacities to help support her family. She was also a very active mother; helping with homework and volunteering for Little League with her sons.
Moving to Tucson in 1993, Judy took court reporting and interior design classes, receiving a certificate in Interior Design. After a stint managing apartments she worked for several major department stores designing window treatments. Judy went on to write two novels in her own style called "Romance with a hint of Mystery" that were well received by critics. She took a break from writing to teach herself Medical Transcription and successfully engage in that field; her third unfinished novel in progress had a working title of "Merry-Go-Wrong" and would have been more Mystery than Romance.
Judy married Wayne Richard Boettcher August 29th, 1997 in Tucson, Arizona. She was a dedicated Christian and participated in church services by playing the flute and singing in worship services; later just being an active worshiper of the congregation. She was frequently ready to help with children's programs or to volunteer for various other church endeavors. Judy had a heart for missionaries, the homeless and the unborn; she donated to or helped these causes whenever she could. When Judy's grandson and granddaughter came along, she loved taking them to the park, toy store or miniature golf course. Judy was known for her artistic abilities, wit, sunny smile and generous heart; all who were blessed to know her will miss her deeply.
Memorial Services were held at Eastside Assembly of God 1930 S Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ Saturday, November 6th at 02:00 PM.
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Songs from Judy's Memorial ServicePeace In The Vally (Incomplete) - Eastside Assembly Choir
In The Garden - Eastside Assembly Choir
Over In The Glory Land - Eastside Assembly Choir
You Are My All In All - Robert Boettcher
As The Deer - Robert Boettcher