January 28, 1946August 16, 2012

Judy M Gifford passed away peacefully Thursday, August 16, 2012 with her family at her side. She was born in La Crosse WI on January 28, 1946 to Lester & Vivian (Powers) Gifford. Judy graduated from Central High School in La Crosse WI in 1964. Judy was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Gifford, and her sister, Jean Gifford Clipper. The family wishes to thank the staff of Hospice of the Valley for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Hospice of the Valley 1510 E. Flower St Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park and Funeral Care 400 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85206 (480)830-4422. Please share memories of Judy, by visiting the family's website at



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Jean Steffes

January 15, 2013

I know Judy's Birthday is coming up at the end of the month. I will celebrate with her across the "divide."

Gina Keating

January 11, 2013

Judy was a wonderful, warm and intelligent person. She had so many gifts, but I will especially treasure her gift of time and love that she put in to everything she did. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel, but I will miss her very much. Until we meet again, Judy. God Bless You!

Jim Pompe

September 2, 2012

Judy, I enjoyed all the lunch meetings and discussions we had, you always had a simple explanation for even the most complex of problems. You were a really remarkable woman and no matter what the situation, you always seemed to have a smile on your face. Unfortunately for me, I dropped the ball and lost contact with you, that will always be my loss. God bless.

Kari Gifford

August 28, 2012

Aunt Judy rest in peace. Thank you for everything. Love you always your oldest neice.

August 27, 2012

Judy was a very wonderful person.We knew her for 3 years and had many good times together. Our friendship meant a lot, Jim and Mary Kenneavy.

Richard Frey

August 27, 2012

I will always love you and will miss you dearly. I will miss your smile, passion for animals (especially dogs), and your cooking. Thank you for making Thanksgiving a special time for us.
Thank you for setting up the Face Time with “Aunt” Judy. I was a special way to say goodbye.
I love you and Bless,
Richard Frey, Micky, Tanner, & Carson

Jean Steffes

August 27, 2012

May Judy rest in peace. Your compassion, creativity and great spirit continues. Your friendship was a gift that continues to give. Jean

Lisa Stull

August 27, 2012

I will miss Judy dearly. I was able to spend time with her this past year on a daily basis. I would not have changed that for the world. We talked about everything you could think of hopes, dreams, and our worries. She was an excellent sounding board for me. She sat there patiently listening to my words that were often followed by tears. She did everthing in her power to fight and surround herself with postitive words that denied this disease. I think she was quite proud that she had proven most of her doctors wrong. I will remember her as a strong, successful, and intelligent woman. She would set her mind to something and achieve it. Judy is gone, but not forgotten.. I will miss her in my life. Mickey, Lana and I will be here as your friends and as your family. You will never be alone. We love you.

Lisa Stull

Rhonda Stonecipher-Rich

August 27, 2012

Mickey, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy and empathy. You and Judy are in my thoughts and prayers, and in my heart.

Donald Gifford

August 27, 2012

Rest in peace aunt Judy you will be missed. Love always Dodge and Alba