Judith Helen Kurtz of Hermiston was born August 16, 1939 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin the daughter of Andrew and Frances (Trester) Neils. She passed away in Pasco, WA on Sunday June 9, 2019 at the age of 79.
Judith grew up, attended her schooling and graduated from high school in Sheboygan, WI. In the early 1960's she moved to Los Angeles, CA. She moved North to Oregon living in the Salem area and Lexington before moving to Hermiston in the late 1970's. In Hermiston, she worked for Simplot as a potato trimmer for many years until retiring.
Judith enjoyed sewing, traveling, being a member of the Red Hat Society and going out to eat with friends for special occasions.
Judith married Gustave Kurtz in the early 1960's. From this union two children were born Cynthia and Christopher. The couple later divorced.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia; her parents; nine siblings and a great granddaughter, EmmaLee.
She is survived by a son, Chris (Myla) Kurtz; three grandchildren, Amanda and Zachary Kurtz and Jimmy Lee Tourville; five great grandchildren; brother, Herbie Neils; and many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Arrangements are pending. A Private interment will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery in Umatilla. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
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