Judy Ann Wallace


Iowa native, Judith Ann Wallace or "Judy" as she was affectionately known, peacefully passed from this life Friday evening, May 31, 2019, in Safford, Arizona, from causes incident to age. Judy was 79.

Judy was born and raised in Ottumwa, Iowa, to parents Willard and Cara Brooks. Her parents and twin brothers, Larry and Lonnie, preceded her in death. In 1959, she married Ralph Wallace and they had two daughters, Leslie and Linda. Judy and Ralph had also lived in Abingdon, Illinois, and then retired in Naples, Florida, until Ralph's death in 2016 when she then moved to Safford, where she resided with her daughter, Linda, and son-in-law, Ronnie.

Judy leaves behind: her daughters, Leslie Thorn and Linda Peru (Ronnie); granddaughters, Stephanie Phillips (Cody), Rachel Santos (Huey) and Lexi Olsen (Mitch); great-grandsons, Landon, Logan and Justin; a great-granddaughter, Ilyanna; her sister-in-law, Carole Zabel (Craig); and many wonderful friends.

Private family services will be conducted at a later date.

Online condolences may be offered at viningfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements and cremation entrusted to Vining Funeral Home Safford, Arizona.
Published on June 5, 2019
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4 posts

Shirley Yates Lynch
Jun 08, 2019
Judy was my dear elementary school buddy. We spent many fun times together. I'll never forget a slumber party at her house when she found out her goldfish had died. I did artificial respiration on the fish and it revived. Judy was overjoyed. RIP my beautiful friend..
Cindy Donner Welcher
Jun 06, 2019
Leslie, Linda and family,
I am so sad to hear of Judy's passing! My most sincere condolences to you and your families
Mike Weirbach
Jun 06, 2019
RIP Judy
Jun 06, 2019
I'll never forget Judy or Ralph. great friends.We had wonderful times especially on Golf ave in Ottumwa