Judy Lillian Lobdell of Mora, formerly of Eden Prairie, died on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 74 years old.
She was born on Sept. 4, 1946 in Mora, to Norman and Lillian (Moline) Lobdell. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora and graduated from Mora High School as a member of the class of 1964. After high school she attended St. Cloud State University and graduated in 1968 with a teaching degree. She taught English and history for 15 years for grades 7-8 and 10. From 1983 until 2005 she worked as an in-home nanny. For the next 10 years she had her own apartment but still would nanny for families during the day or the occasional overnight. She kept in contact with several of the families, even as the kids grew up and she moved on to new families. She would often attend the kid’s games or events. She also volunteered in classrooms. She enjoyed watching kids grow and learn, as well as sewing, reading, cooking and jigsaw puzzles.
In 2016 she moved back to Mora when dementia set in. Her great-niece Kinzie was the only person Judy knew by name long after she no longer recognized anyone else. Thank you to the staff at Eastwood Assisted Living, St. Croix Hospice and St. Clare Living Community during Judy’s battle with dementia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her sister, Nancy Nelson; brother, Gordon (Rita) Lobdell; special nieces, Kristin Nelson and Kinzie Nelson, other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A private service is being planned.
Arrangements by Dresser-Methven Funeral and Cremation Services.