Obituary: Judith Diane Andrews

February 12, 1951 – November 10, 2023

Judith Diane Andrews, 72, passed away peacefully Friday, November 10, 2023, due to natural causes at the Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Turlock, California.

Judy was born February 12, 1951, in Mitchell, Indiana, and grew up there until she went west to live mostly in sunny California.  Judy also lived in Yuma, Arizona, and Bedford, Indiana, before returning to Modesto, California.  Judy knew she would return to Indiana to “be with family” in a final resting place there.

Judy lived a life of example to her four children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  She cared for the family until the end of her life with cards, gifts, and calls on special occasions.  The family pictures tell a story of a life of love for all.  The family includes her sisters, who were like her best friends, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many more.

Judy loved the children and had a special place in her heart for the grandkids and great-grandchildren.  They made her heart soar to the moon and stars.  She loved us all so much, and we loved her as much as humanly possible.  Judy worked hard in her daily life and taught us many things.  Judy spent every moment with family, and she will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her sisters, Brenda (Joe) Stevens and Janet “Aunt Cookie”; children, Tonya (Miles) Curtis, Michelle (Cristhian) Diaz, and John (Nicole) Combs; grandchildren, Matt, Anthony, Dylan, Megan Skylar, Cynthia, Cassandra, and Angelica; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Zerrek, Jayden, Noah, and Princess Love.

Her father, John Andrews; mother, Bernice Burton; and son, Eddie Combs, Jr., preceded her in death.

The graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Mitchell Cemetery. 

“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”

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