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Judith Diane (Holt) Smith

August 11, 1944 ~ June 5, 2020 (age 75)




Judy D. Smith, age 75 of Willmar, passed away Friday morning, June 5, at Bethesda Grand in Willmar following an extended illness.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date in July or August.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.


Judith “Judy” Diane Smith was born on August 11, 1944, in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of Joseph and Nora (Ronning) Holt.  She grew up in Willmar, was baptized and confirmed at Vinje Lutheran Church and graduated from Willmar High School in 1962.  Judy attended Willmar Community College, the U of M in Morris and continued her education with credit courses for counseling.  She was employed for many years at Rice Memorial Hospital as a Ward Clerk and a LPN.  On October 15, 1983, at Vinje Lutheran Church, Judy was united in marriage to Raymond B. Smith and they made their home in the Willmar community.  She was a life member of Vinje Lutheran Church.  Her hobbies included collecting dolls and coins, sewing, needle work and photography.


She is survived by her husband, Ray; and one brother, Gary (and Marcia) Holt of North Mankato, besides other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard Holt.




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