Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Hope United Methodist Church with Rev. Darrell Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the Lance Cpl. Darwin L. Judge Memorial Scholarship, Hope United Methodist Church or the Marshalltown Senior Citizens. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Ida and her family.
Born Ida Maud Parsons on July 2, 1925, in Wellington, Colo., she was one of five children born to Elzy “Jack” and Ruth (Carr) Parsons. She received her education in Colorado.
On Sept. 29, 1946, she was united in marriage to Henry Judge in Derby, Colorado. They made their home around the Garwin community and moved into town where he was acting postmaster. In 1962, they moved to Marshalltown where she was employed for 16 years at the IVH as Hospital Representative for the American Legion Auxiliary. Ida was a generous and giving person - devoting many hours to volunteer at IVH, assist with Cub Scouts and 4-H, VBS at Garwin United Methodist and Hope United Methodist and Senior Citizens. She was a patriotic person and was known for her pies and fried chicken. She and Henry were wonderful dancers and were members of the Central Iowa Square Dancers. She was also a member of the Hope United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Les Femmes and Navy Mothers Club.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Lorraine “Lori” (Greg) DeSaulniers of Marshalltown, daughter-in-law, Sheila Judge, five grandchildren: Chris (Julee) DeSaulniers, Clinton, , and their children Noah, Carson and Rylee; DeLinn (Jeff) Payne, Overland Park, Kan., and their children Jackson Henry and Hudson; Cathy Judge, Jason Judge, and Jamie (Tracy) Judge and children Cody, Brittney and Colby all in North Carolina, her sisters Virgie Chinn, Aurora, Colo., Agnes Chinn, Commerce City, Colo., and brother Gilbert (Norma) Parsons, Westcliffe, Colo., as well as many nieces and nephews and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, brother, Charley and two sons, Loren and Darwin.