Judith Rose (Eads) Reimers of Eagle, Idaho, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 19, 2018, after a sudden illness.
Judy was born in Nebraska City on Nov. 30, 1943, to Jack and Bessie Eads.
After graduating with honors from Nebraska City High School in 1962, she attended and later taught at the Omaha Art College.
She married Marvin Reimers on Aug. 19, 1967.
In addition to teaching, she worked as a commercial artist for Malnove Packaging until the birth of her daughter.
The family moved to a wooded acreage outside Glenwood, Iowa, and tended to the wildlife that made its home on their property.
Once her children were school-aged, Judy attended Iowa Western and achieved an Associate’s Degree in Environmental Science, later volunteering as a docent for the Henry Doorly Zoo.
After caring for both of her parents in their final years, Judy and Marvin retired to the mountains of southern Idaho, where they enjoyed hiking in the Sawtooth National Forest and whitewater rafting on the Payette River.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved aunt Enid Landis.
She is survived by her husband Marvin, children Tyson Reimers of Bellevue and Holly Sagehorn of Omaha, sisters Jill Miller and Jacqueline Lefebvre of South Carolina, three grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Judy’s life will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City, with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Nature Conservancy.