Judy Rae Mathison

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March 4,1952 ~ April 4, 2022

Judy R. Mathison, 70, Sioux Falls, succumbed to an ongoing illness after a brave fight, on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls.

Memorial services will be 1:30pm, Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Emerald Pines Barn (7621 Maple St, Sioux Falls, SD.) A Zoom link to watch the service is 593 878 6971 and the password is 9876.

Judy Rae Stoppleworth was born in Valley City, ND on March 4, 1952, to Garold and Emily (Foss) Stoppleworth. She married Eugene “Gene” Mathison on March 23, 1971. They moved to Canton, SD before settling in Sioux Falls to start a family. 

Judy was a lot of things: a loving wife, mother, grandma, friend, hostess, and chef extraordinaire. She was very generous. It was the way she showed love to those she knew. 

Of all her titles, Jehovah’s friend defined her. She was a dedicated member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She followed his word and tried to exhibit his qualities in all aspects of her life. 

Judy is survived by three children, Derrod (Megan) Mathison, Querida Johnson, and Kacelle (Benjamin) Duran, all of Sioux Falls; four step-children, Mark Mathison, Matthew Mathison, Luke Mathison, and Rachelle (Philip) Graff; four grandchildren, Shaye (Shannel) Johnson, Gabriel Schroeder, and Oliver and Martin Duran; four step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; three siblings, Gary (Sharon) Stoppleworth, Susie (Todd) Swinford, and Larry (ReVina) Stoppleworth.

Judy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Gene Mathison; and one daughter, Cametra Mathison.  

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