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Judy R. Downs

Judy R. Downs, 81, of Langdon, ND, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital, Langdon, ND. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Langdon United Methodist Church, Langdon, ND. Visitation will be held Monday, February 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Brooks Funeral Home, Langdon, ND. Burial will be held at the Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon.
Judith R. "Judy" Bateman was born May 13, 1934 at Devils Lake, ND to Edwin and Grace (Nickeson) Bateman. She grew up in Clyde, ND and graduated from Clyde High School in 1951. In 1955, she graduated from the UND School of Nursing.
On October 16, 1955, Judy married Wiley Downs at Clyde. After their marriage they lived in Langdon, where she worked as an RN at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital. During that time she delivered many of the babies born to area families. Judy was a devoted member of the Langdon Methodist Church and also a member of the P.E.O and Order of the Eastern Star. She served on the boards of the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital and the Cavalier County Senior Citizens. Judy was an avid UND hockey fan "Go Sioux" and was a season ticket holder for many years. Everyone enjoyed her delicious special K bars. She dedicated her life to her family and was "Grandma Judy" to many.
Survivors include her children: Chuck (Kathy) Downs, Langdon, ND, Kathy (Randy) Hiltner, Devils Lake, ND, Pat (Cindy) Downs, West Fargo, ND, Paul (Lisa) Downs, Milliken, CO; son-in-law, Curt Fischer, Langdon; grandchildren: Abby (Todd) Borchardt, Tim "Timmer" Downs; Jamie (Steve) Koeritz, Lindsey Hiltner; Jill and Austin Downs; Carlye (Justin) Anderson; Travis, Allie, and Sammie Downs; great-grandsons: Jack, Ben, and Sylvester; sister, Janet Herber.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Wiley on June 30, 1993; daughter, Carrie Fischer.

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I worked with Judy for many years through District UMW and loved her for her open, honest look at life. She was a true friend. She welcomed me into the church at Langdon for my first shepherdess assignment and quickly made me feel at home. I am so sorry for your lost, we will all miss her.

Patty Martin Feb 29 2016 12:00 AM

Jane and I send our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers to Judy's family. We loved her, too and will miss her. God bless!

Rev. Rick and Jane Hazen Feb 24 2016 12:00 AM

Thinking about all of you during this time... She surely was a devoted wife, Mom, Grandma, Nurse and friend...a gracious lady who didn't hesitate to show her love to those who needed it... Let me share with you what my Mom, Zelpha Stalker Malo, used to say when she was in the CCMH ... "Oh, good ! Judy is working...she gets things done the way I like it, she is such a great nurse" Blessings to you all as you continue your life journeys with her gone on ahead to wait for you... Warmly with prayers, Betty

Betty Fetzer Feb 23 2016 12:00 AM

Judy was truly a pleasure to be around. All the way back to being a den leader in cub scouts, she always had something nice to say. Our sincere sympathy to the Downs family.

Jerry & Nancy Ratzlaff Feb 23 2016 12:00 AM

Judy's Family, There are never words to take away the ache, the emptiness or heartache but hopefully those that surround you will provide comfort, strength and courage to face today and the many days ahead. Find comfort in the memories that you have gathered in your heads and hearts, hold them close. They will give you tears of sadness, tears of joys and hearts full of love. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Feb 23 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family of Judy. She was a very special lady and will be missed by many.

Lori Peterson Feb 23 2016 12:00 AM

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pike Surely this is true with Judy being a nurse for years and I remember her well being a member of Eastern Star... To the family I will say when your going through something hard and you wonder where God is, Remember the teacher is always quiet during a test.. The family has my deepest sympathy.

John Bergman Feb 23 2016 12:00 AM

I'm sorry to hear that my Great Aunt has passed. With the loss of my Great Aunt I'm starting to have question about the history of the family. Maybe more of her family have questions like I do. I'm Granddaughter of Frances Downs/Batman. kdowns22gmail.com

Kelli Vickers Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

Sending Prayers to you. May all the wonderful memories comfort you during this sad time.

Stan and Leona Smyth Smyth Feb 22 2016 12:00 AM

My sympathy to all of you. I think of Judy and Wiley often. It brings back so many memories of the 'good old days ' on 12th street. the Downses were great neighbors and friends.

Curtis Olson Feb 21 2016 12:00 AM

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