Judith Arlene Korf McCall 1947-2019
Judith “Judy” Arlene Korf McCall was born October 16, 1947 to Robert and Minnie Korf in Yuma, Colorado. She passed away on April 30, 2019 from surgical complications.
Judy attended Red Willow School through the eighth grade then went to Yuma High School and graduated in 1965. Judy married Dale E. McCall in Yuma, Colorado on June 26, 1966. To this union, Tim and Karla were born.
Judy grew up on the family farm northeast of Yuma. She loved working on the farm and especially enjoyed riding horses at a young age. She also liked running the old D-4 Caterpillar in the summer fallow fields and working alongside her father and brothers. She was very close with her mother, Minnie, and Judy would often be found helping her in her flower gardens.
Judy attended Larimer County Vo-Tech Center and earned a certificate in word processing. She then took a job with the Colorado Community College System. She served as an executive assistant and loved supporting the vocational student leadership organizations such as FBLA, DECA, PBL, HOSA, FCCLA, VICA, FFA and Young Farmers. She loved working with the student officers and has kept in touch with many over the years. She received the Outstanding Classified Employee of the Year for CCCOES in 1999. She retired in 2006. Judy kept in close contact with many of her co-workers and would meet periodically for brunches that would sometimes last for most of the day.
Judy was devoted to her family. She raised Tim and Karla over the years while Dale traveled for work. She always supported their activities and was proud as they progressed through life and built their own families. Judy was blessed with four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her favorite pastime after retiring was attending her grandchildren’s (Robert, Mary Kate, Derek and Devon) school activities and sporting events. She was their biggest fan and you could hear her for miles when she cheered for them. She treated everyone like family and loved to give everyone big hugs. She was fondly referred to as ‘Grandma’ by many of the grandchildren’s close friends.
Judy most recently focused on the newest addition to the family, her great grandson Allen Wencil, son of Robert and Kelsey. You would often find her laying on the floor playing peek-a- boo with him.
Judy was passionate about farming and agriculture. She loved rural northeast Colorado and often commented to Dale that she loved being able to see farm country for miles.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Minnie and her brothers, Robert and Eldon and daughter-in-law, Liz McCall. She is survived by her husband Dale, son Tim, daughter Karla and husband Steve, grandson Robert and wife Kelsey and great grandson Allen, granddaughter Mary Kate, grandsons Derek and Devon and many nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.
A celebration of life was held at the First Church of the Nazarene in Yuma, Colorado with Vicki Sue Mueller of the Church of Christ officiating the service. Interment followed the service at the Yuma Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers Memorial contributions can be made to the Colorado FFA Foundation – Scholarship Fund. The contributions can be mailed to PO Box 1000 in Greeley, Colorado 80632. Baucke Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.