Judy Hagan, 73, of Austin

Judy Hagan

Judy (Judith) Fay Hagan, 73, of Austin, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 21, at Our House Senior Living in Austin, surrounded by loving family.

Judy Hamilton was born on March 27, 1944, in Missouri, the daughter of Clarence and Almina (Houk) Hamilton.

She grew up in Missouri and attended school Ridgeway, Mo.

After graduation in 1962 she married Gary Lee Hagan on July 21, 1962, in Eagleville, Mo.

She had many different jobs over the years. The most important to her was that of a mother and a grandmother. She also worked at Mayo Clinic for 10 years. After she quit the Mayo Clinic she drove semi over the road with her husband. They spent many year's over the road together.

She was a member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. She enjoyed gardening, gospel music, church, reading, cooking, camping, skiing, boating, swimming, fishing and arts and crafts. She loved telling stories about her and dad's life over the road, and when they were younger. She loved scratching lottery tickets, and she loved their Schnauzers. She enjoyed being with her family, friends, laughing, joking playing cards and other games, along with doing puzzles of any kind.

She is survived by her children, Vicky (Tom) Hamersma, Janell (Mike) Arnt and Ruth Ann (fiancé W.E Chambers Jr. "Wink") Hunecke; siblings, Anna Mae Barrows, Hellen (Conrad) Boswell, Darryl Wayne Hamilton and Joyce (Gail) Richardson; seven unofficial adopted, Deann, Jodi, Rose, Colleen, Sherry, Jill and Becky; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary L. Hagan, Sr.; her son, Gary L. Hagan, Jr.; an older brother, James Earl Hamilton and brothers-in-law, Donald Barrows and Charles Thomas Hagan.

A celebration of life will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the South Park in Spring Valley. Burial for her and her husband will follow afterwards in the Spring Valley Cemetery at 4 p.m.