Judy Bach

A Celebration of Life for 75-year old Judy Bach of Pierre, SD, will be Sat, April 2, 2022, at 2:00 PM at the Community Building in Crawford, NE with Pastor Steve Mallory officiating. 

A small ceremony will be held in the summer to spread her ashes.

Judy Kay Bach was born to the late John and Maxine Lemons on April 6, 1946 in Alliance, NE, and passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, March 4, 2022, a month shy of her 76th birthday. 

Judy graduated from Crawford High School in 1964, attended Chadron State College, and interned as a Medical Technician at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Medical Technology in Denver, CO. 

Judy married the love of her life Dennis Bach, August 24th, 1991 in Loveland, Colorado. They united their families and between the two of them, they had 8 children, 31 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Judy and Denny lived and worked in: North Platte, NE; Chadron, NE; and Pierre, SD. 

Judy worked at the American Red Cross for over 20 years as a Medical Technician and Phlebotomist, then worked at the Chadron Medical Clinic, in Chadron, Crawford, and Hay Springs, as a Medical Assistant and Lab Tech before she retired. 

After retirement, Judy and Denny relocated, in an effort to “follow the fish,” to Pierre, SD where they made some wonderful friends who became like family.    

Judy was a bright spirit who brought joy to the lives of everyone she met.  She was an avid fisherman (woman) and enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time with grandkids. 

She was their biggest fan and because of Covid regulations and long distances, she learned to use technology to watch their games online. 

Judy also loved crafting and spending time with her craft buddies. She was a HUGE Husker Football Fan and LOVED the Denver Broncos, regardless of their records. 

Judy was a generous, loving, free-spirited wife, mother, grandmother, friend and colleague. Her humor and infectious laugh lit up every room.  

Even during her last days in the hospital, she had her family members and hospital staff smiling and laughing. Although she battled early Parkinson’s and rheumatoid arthritis for years, she never let anything hold her back and never once complained. 

Her legacy, sense of humor, and positivity will live on through her family and friends, who are forever grateful for all the laughs, precious memories, and wonderful time they spent with her. Judy packed so much life into 75 years!

Judy is survived by her husband Dennis Bach of Pierre, her brother Jerry Lemons, his wife Sheryl, and their daughter Lori Stovall and her family (Liberty Township, OH), her three daughters and their families: Beth and Chris Ardissono (Bruning, NE) , Shelby and Robert Hackley (Monument, CO), Kelly and Shane Rippen (Culbertson, NE), and five step-children and their families: Travis and Sally Bach (Lincoln, NE), Justin and Jessica Bach (Chadron, NE), Stacy and Dan Beebe (North Aurora, IL), Cody Bach (Salt Lake City, UT), Kristen Yuetter (Bellevue, NE).

5 thoughts on “Judy Bach”

  1. Denny, this is for you. I did not know your wife, but I know what it is like to lose a loved one. My sympathy to you and your family. May she rest in peace. May her soul and the souls of all the dearly departed rest in peace. Amen.

  2. Knew Judy for years in this area and she sang at our wedding back in 1965 in Crawford. So sorry to hear of her loss but many fond memories of her and prayers for her family at this sad time

  3. Judy and I were good friends when both of us worked at St.Luke’s Hospital n Denver, CO during 1969 – 1971. Judy had a contagious laugh and was a fun friend. So sorry to hear that she had Parkinson’s. She will be so missed! Sending my condolences to her family.

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