Judy A. Jacobs-Stransky
View Service FolderJudy Ann Jacobs passed away on Saturday, February 6th at Johnson County Memorial Hospital.Judy was born on October 11th, 1944 to Fern and Charles Jacobs in Rapid City, SD. The oldest of 7 children, Judy grew up in Rapid City, SD. As a youngster she had several chores after school like carrying water, chopping wood, walking a mile to the neighbors for milk, washing dishes after supper and helping with the ironing as needed. In high school she played basketball and they won two championships.On June 4th, 1960. Judy married Raymond Kovar. Judy and Ray had four children, Corrina, April, Bonnita and William. Her children were very special to her and she loved them dearly. Judy and Ray traveled a lot during their earlier years to various construction sites. In 1966 they moved their family to Buffalo, WY. Judy spent most of her life as a mother and housewife. She was a stay home Mom and always felt very lucky to be able to do that. After her children grew to school age, she spent many years working for Johnson County Health Care Center.Judy worked in various position at JCHC; Housekeeping Supervisor, Home Health and Hospice, CNA for Amy Holt Care Center, Laundry Supervisor and she even put in some time in dietary.In 1988 Judy married Jack Stansky. Judy and Jack resided in various locations in Wyoming like New Castle, Osage and Gillette. After Jack’s retirement they made Buffalo their home where she enjoyed crafting for family and friends. Judy enjoyed quilting, cross-stitch, wood working, doll collecting and other crafts that she mostly shared with her loved ones.She was preceded in death by her beloved Grandma, Minnie Knapp, her parents Fern and Charles as well as Lloyd Smith whom she called Dad, her dearest friends Karen McClure and Husband Dee Lee and her brother-in-law Carl Carlson. Judy is survived by her husband Jack Stransky, siblings Jerry (Diane) Jacobs, Sandra (Gordon) Nissin, Janet Carlson, Albert Smith, Yvonne (Gary) Hulet and Frank (Carolyn) Smith; all her children Corrina (Ronnie) Paulson, April (John) Durand, Bonnie Kovar and Bill (Suzanne) Kovar, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.Graveside Services will be Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:30am at the Pine Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Rapid City, South Dakota.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.