OBITUARY

Judy Lynn Sanchez

January 30, 1959September 12, 2021

Judy Lynn Sanchez, 62, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born January 30, 1959 in Hicksville, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Don Tomlinson and Sandi Jo Tomlinson, who survives and resides in Fort Wayne. A graduate of Snider High School, Judy was employed with Pensionmark. She married her loving husband, John Sanchez, on January 2, 2019; he survives and resides in Fort Wayne. A woman of many talents, she was a master gardener and award-winning quilter. She enjoyed making candles, making stain glass, collecting glassware, and canning foods. She volunteered at Purdue Extension Office Gardens, Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, and Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House. Also surviving are her sons, Cameron Joseph Gardiner of Lemoore, Calif., and Andrew Colin Gardiner of Fort Wayne; sister, Robin Sue Hall of Hot Springs, Ark.; brother, Rick Lee Tomlinson of Fort Wayne; niece, Elizabeth Kathleen Hall of Seoul, South Korea; and nephew, Keith Tomlinson II of Hicksville, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her half-brother, Keith Frances Tomlinson of Hicksville, Ohio; grandparents, Keith & Lillian Tomlinson and Joe & Leona Lengacher; and nephew, Allen Hall. Per Judy’s wishes, there are no services. For online condolences, please visit www.advantagehighlandpark.com

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Judy Gardiner

September 21, 2021

Judy’s life has been part of mine forever. She and my sister were best friends and then we were in-laws and then the boys. It won’t feel right to not have her in our lives. She will be missed. My heart breaks for John and the boys.

Lind Lengacher

September 21, 2021

So sorry for your loss.

When I think of Judy Lynn, her warm welcoming smile and her uplifting sense of humor come to mind. Years ago, before Facebook was invented, she would frequently email some of the funniest jokes I've ever seen. I looked forward to them after those long stressful days at work.

The world needs more people like Judy Lynn. Gone way too soon.

Susie Renfrow (Buckley)

September 20, 2021

When I was teenager I used to bring my cereal bowl over to her house when I didn't like the choices my mom bought. Judy's mom had more of a variety. I am going to miss her posts showing the four leaf clovers 🍀 she found in the grass. She was very talented. I will miss her comments on my Facebook account. To Judy's family I am sorry for your loss. I still feel like it is a mistake somehow on Facebook. Like it's not real. I prayed for God's peace to surround you.

Betty Pearson

September 18, 2021

John,
I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May you be aware of the peace, comfort, and strength that only God can supply at this most difficult time.
Betty Pearson from Hicksville, Ohio

Valarie Shull

September 17, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this. I was Judy’s and Robin’s neighbor a long time ago. Her grandma Lillian lived across the street from me. I remember playing with both of them. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

Jill (Gardiner) Swan

September 17, 2021

Judy and I first became friends way back in high school. She and I shared many fond memories and milestones along the way, from first jobs to weddings and hosting each other's baby showers. Bob and I share in your grief. Our hearts break for our nephews losing their mom so early.

Kyra Duer

September 17, 2021

I have too many happy memories to list here, as they span the entire length of my life. She could always make me laugh. I am so glad that I knew & loved her.

Bea Cravens

September 15, 2021

Judy was my sister-in-law but I did not have the opportunity to meet her. I Do Know she made my brother John Very Happy. He always talked about her with Love and was very proud of her and her accomplishments, talents and what a wonderful gifted person she was. Although their time together was short, they packed a life time of Love into their relationship and that is something very few people experience. I'm glad Judy and John met and had the time they did with each other. She enriched his life just like she enriched many other peoples lives. She will be deeply missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY