Judy Oliver, 74, of Abilene passed away Friday, May 1, 2020. She was born Nov., 1945 in Knox City.
She was preceded by her parents Lodean and Alfred Latham; and brothers Rudy and Gary Latham. Her survivors are spouse: JC Oliver; and children Deanna Harding and spouse Alfred Harding,
Victor Kotulek and spouse Dolores Kotulek and Jacquetta Oliver; grandchildren Tiffanie Henson, AJ Kotulek, Ryan Kotulek, Nickolas Hines, Abbilgail Hines and Kelley Allen; great grandchildren Hayden Reeves and Harper Brom; and also several nieces and nephews Judy grew up in Munday and graduated from Munday High School. She married Victor Kotulek and they had two children Deanna and Victor.
They all eventually moved to Abilene. After moving, she was employed by Hendrick Medical Center.
On June 25, 1994, Judy married JC Oliver and was married for 26 years. She was employed by Hendricks for 42 years as the supervisor of the print and postal shop. She has been retired for the last five years.
She enjoyed gardening immensely. Her favorite thing to do in the world was to be with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to shop with them and play card games. She also loved to go fishing and always had a good fishing story.
Judy loved Christmas. It was a time of shopping, one of her favorite pass times. A time of wrapping pretty presents—that took her a month to wrap because there were so many. But mainly, it was a time that she could have all of her family around to enjoy time together.
Judy had a funny and sometimes mischievous personality. So, if you combined a good card game, a big glass of sweet tea and some family at a big table, that was the winning combination. She was a friend, a mom, and a Ninny – all of whom will be greatly missed.
A private family graveside was held Sunday at Gillispie Cemetery with Wesley Clark officiating under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.