Judy Atkins
  • 75 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 29, 1938
  • Date of passing: Oct 8, 2013
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Judy Atkins, 75, born on March 29, 1938 and passed away on October 8, 2013. We will remember her forever.

Dear Family and Friends, 

Thank you for visiting the Judy Atkins Celebration of Life web page. We hope that you find this a place to smile at photos, recall fond memories, and most of all, to add your own special photos and memories to the page.

 After a very long battle with Alzheimer’s that came way too early in life, Mom went home to be with the Lord on October 8th, 2013, only one day after our Grandma Atkins also passed away.

 Grandma and Mom had a special relationship, with Mom continuing to take care of Grandma Atkins (who lived only a few houses down from our parents) after Wayne, her son and our Dad, had died. Despite not having seen or talked to each other for about 7 years after Mom moved to assisted living, Grandma continued to ask about Mom, and how she was doing. 

 The most amazing thing is that Grandma Atkins always told us, “When I go, I’m taking Judy with me.” She certainly kept her promise. And I believe that she was waiting in Heaven next to Dad and Grandpa Leroy, calling Mom home. 

 Prayers answered.

 We would love for you to participate in this site by posting stories and pictures of both Wayne and Judy. They loved each other deeply. We would especially love to hear stories from long ago. Thanks for joining in.


Mitch, Marty & Mandy Atkins

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Bill Barnes on 23rd July 2014

"Dear Family Your beloved Judy is forever in our hearts and memories... and now with Wayne  will remain in our lives... Be at Peace, All is Well"

This tribute was added by patricia harvey on 21st July 2014

"Judy and I actually were in grammar school together in Inglewood.  If I remember right we also went to YWCA camp one summer.  Also remember Wayne.  Sounds like they had a wonderful life together.  Bless them both!"

This tribute was added by Bill Bloomgarden on 20th July 2014

"Mitch, I spoke with you during the 50th IHS class reunion.  Your dad and I went to Jefferson together and then on to IHS where Kenny Wayne met Judy.  We always called your dad Kenny in grammar school and your grandmother, Mrs. Atkins was a wonderful person as was your mom.  We had such wonderful times in our youth.  My heartfelt wishes to all of you."

This tribute was added by Donna Tucker on 19th July 2014

"I was maid of honor in Judy & Wayne's wedding and what an honor that was!  I am so sad they are both gone.  They were great friends.  We shared many great and fun times in our youth.  My condolesenes to their family.  Donna (Podvolecky) Tucker"

This tribute was added by Steve Deming on 30th March 2014

"God Bless you Judy...  I hope that you and Wayne are celebrating your Birthday."

This tribute was added by Marilee Atkins on 28th December 2013

"Judy was my very dear Friend, my cooking buddy, my weaving cohort,my person that I could tell anything to, and she was my Sister in Law! I shared billions of years with Judy, going to Wayne's football games, camping, weekends in Big Bear, vacations in Northern California, soup parties, and many many trips to wineries.  I loved Judy, and miss her dearly.  She was my Sister, forget the In Law bit.  May she rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Robert Billmeier on 30th November 2013

"Mitch and Family, I will never forget how your Mom & Dad opened up their living room to 3 young lads just learning their musical chops. Their support and encouragement played a big part in the start of Hot Tip. I'll always remember your Mom fondly as a loving and caring person. And always your Dad's musical advice! Of course I'll never forget the Bob's Big Boy salad dressing glasses full of ice cold refreshments.  All my love, Bob B."

This tribute was added by Jeannie End on 26th November 2013

"Dear Marty & Family, Bill and I wanted to let you know we remember your Mom as well as your Dad. We are very sorry to hear she has pass. We remember Mitch's jam sessions in the front living room of your Dad & Mom's home on Lemon St. Your Mom was so very kind & gracious. I enjoyed talking with her. I will always remember her  beautiful blonde hair styled on the top of her head. God Bless you and your Family... The End Family, Bill & Jeannie"

This tribute was added by Tom Chambers on 25th November 2013

"Dear "cousins" Marty, Mandy and Mitch and families. We were blessed to be in the presence of such wonderful people. Your mom always made us feel like "Atkins" whenever we were in her presence. We Chambers have nothing but fond memories of such a beautiful and loving family and being part of it. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the celebration. I need more tears in my eyes."

This tribute was added by Steve Deming on 25th November 2013

"Thank you Kids...
For this beautiful Memorial for sister Judy and wonderful Wayne.   My how they loved each other and all of us.  I would like to give this poem to them as my memorial.

  Just Around The Bend

I rode a trail the other day
That I'd been down before
It seemed better this time
I enjoyed it even more

I'm older now you see
I know that is the case
I have time to taste the things
That used to be a race

Old songs, old movies, old friends
Things I cherish most
I take the time to live each day
I take the time to coast

It seems like only yesterday
When I was young in school
I married then, had two kids
Who said that "Old Guys Rule?

We bought a ranch and lived the life
Where did those years go?
Only memories now remain
It seems so long ago

The Winter of my life is here
It just sneaked up on me
Where are all the hopes and dreams
The things we thought would be?

Some of them we lived of course
Tasted as they passed
Now we savor every day
And hope it's not our last.

So if you're young, and think'n
The trail will never end
Tell your friends... you love them
Winter's just around the bend

               Steve Deming

I love you"

This tribute was added by Mitch Atkins on 24th November 2013

"Hello Family and Friends,

Wanted to let you know that we had a casual Celebration of Life for Mom and Grandma Atkins at our house last Sunday, please check back for some photos and stories.

Lori and Mitch"

This tribute was added by Dave OConnell on 14th November 2013

"Dear Marty, Mandy and Mitch, as well as your families. Wayne & Judy were my mom and dad too. I considered myself an Atkins for many years. 729 Lemon was a safe haven for a lot of us but none more than me. It was a house of encouragement, challenge, ribbing, and laughter. I will miss but never forget the love & encouragement that emanated from that house. Blessings and Peace to you all!"

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