Judith Margaret Luck
June 2, 1947 – May 31, 2020
Judith Margaret Luck died on May 31, 2020.
Judy was born in post-war Linz, Austria. Her father was Pfc. Robert Waters, who served in the U.S. Army. Her mother, Margit Putz, and family were well established in the Linz area. Judy’s grandfather Putz was editor of a prominent local newspaper. The family was out of favor during the Hitler years and was forced to close the paper.
In December 1948, 19-month-old Judy and her parents left Munich, Germany for America. Spending time with the Waters family in Oklahoma, they proceeded on to Northern California, settling in the Redding area. Mr. Waters worked in the lumber/timber industry. Judy attended high school in Anderson, California and met her future husband David Luck at age 15. They were married on May 15, 1965.
The Lucks moved to Fairbanks in the early 1970s, and eventually on to Homer — boats, planes, adventures, friends and church family. A good fit for good people. “Miss Judy” taught Sunday school classes to a generation or two of Homer children. She was gifted. Her students joyfully responded to her love and happy surprises. Judy worked in the business office of Spenard Builders Supply. The community became her friends and family. In March 2006, Judy lost her beloved Dave. She moved back to her home town in California to assist her mother. Margit had a special daughter, who gave much love and devotion. After her mother’s death, Judy became “Miss Judy” again. She provided her love, joy, homemade gifts and an occasional beach party in her back yard for the children of the neighborhood. Upon hearing of her unexpected passing, the children and parents came to her house. They chalked her sidewalk with art and messages. One read “Judy’s Flower Garden.”
Judy was proceeded in death by her parents; her husband, David R. Luck; sister, Jackie; and a nephew.
She is survived by her son, Stacy Luck (wife Starla) of Homer; granddaughters Emma Kathleen and Ava Marie Luck of Anchorage; brother, Dave Waters (wife Debbie) of Florida; niece and nephew Carly and Charlie Lafferty of California, sister-in-law, Marcella Luck Saewert of California, brother-in-law, George Luck of California; and her 15-year-old, much loved canine companion Duchess, who continues to look for her and most assuredly misses the daily rides in the baby stroller.
Judy was interred at Anderson Cemetery in Anderson, Shasta County, California beside her husband and her parents.
Psalms 100, “Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord”
“Thank you, Judy, for sharing your joy. You are loved. You are missed,” her family said.