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Jan 31, 2013 - Staff
Judy Schultz, formerly of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was 66 years old.
A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody.
Judy Schultz was born April 15, 1947, and grew up on a remote cattle ranch on the Wind River Indian Reservation with her sisters, Kaye and Kathy, and her brother, Jim.
She sought an education in accounting and business and graduated from Northwest College in Powell.
She married Al Schultz on Sept. 2, 1967, and began a whirlwind of adventures, from family to business. She and her husband built and ran several successful businesses, and there was never a dull moment.
Her family said she loved everything about the ranching life, from working cattle to riding horses, fishing and camping. She was proud of her heritage and never missed a powwow or ceremony. She also learned the trades and created exquisite beadwork and sewn masterpieces.
Her greatest accomplishment was her three daughters.
She also enjoyed working on her book of genealogy, solving crossword puzzles and making early morning phone calls. She opened her heart and home to anyone who visited.
Her family said she lived by simple rules: count one's blessings, work hard, due unto others and have fun. She also said a good practical joke never hurt.
She is survived by her husband, Al; children Cherai, Brett, Misty and Mark; grandchildren Zack and Shyane; sisters Kaye Stoll and her husband John, Kathy Leclair and her husband Ed and Diane Fike; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Kitty Marie; brother Little Jim; and parents Jim and Kitty Fike and Ernie and Helen Schultz.
In lieu of flowers, a donation fund has been set up in Mrs. Schultz's name at First Bank of Wyoming. An online memorial is available at www.ballardfh.com