Judith Ann Richards, age 81, passed away on Wednesday August 24, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Judith was born on October 31, 1940, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of the late Raymond B. and Leona W. (Pinkowsky) Winnie. On April 27, 1963, she married Vincent B. Richards, Jr. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Wausau. After 47 beautiful and memorable years together, Vincent preceded her in death in 2010.
Judith will be remembered and deeply missed by her family and friends. She belonged to the Friendly Twelve Homemakers Group since 1964 as well as a local “Sewing” Club. In the past years, she visited the elderly through St. Matthew’s Home Ministry Program and was part of the quilting group which made the quilts for the poor and the needy.
Faith, Family, and Friends were the most important part of her life. She found joy in the simple things of life: tending to her flower gardens, feeding and watching the birds, reading a good book, bonding with her cat, sitting out on her patio enjoying nature, listening to music, and working on puzzles.
She is survived by her children Mark (Cassie) Richards, Alan (Candy) Richards, and Brian Richards; her grandchildren, Jonica (Dominic) Richards, Jayden (Will Varline) Richards, and Jensen Richards; her siblings, Arvilla (Richard) Bender, Duane Winnie, and Gail Winnie, her brothers and sisters-in-law, James (Kay) Richards, Joan (Allen) Liegel, Ruth (Roger) Wagner, and Kathleen Hain.
She is preceded in death by her husband Vincent, his parents, her parents, and her sister-in-law Mary Winnie.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2022, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. Visitation will take place prior to service starting at 10:00 a.m. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mom, your life is a beautiful memory.
Your absence a silent grief,
You sleep in “God’s beautiful garden”
In the sunshine of perfect peace.