Judith Phyllis Braak, 80, of Wright, Wyoming passed away on January 29, 2020 surrounded by family.
Judith was born May 9, 1939 to Edward and Dorothy Koski in Hoveland, MN. She was raised by her grandparents and attended school and graduated in Grand Marais, MN.
She met and married James Mealey on May 17, 1958. Together they raised four children, Lynn, Barbara, Julie, and Edward. They lived in Beaver Bay, MN where they enjoyed being outdoors, camping, and fishing. The family moved to Wright, Wyoming in 1978. James and Judy were later divorced.
In 1982, Judy met and married Allen Braak and together they had a daughter, Amy.
Judith worked as a bartender most of her life. She was always a friendly face in the community. Her compassion shone through during the holidays, as there were always people that had nowhere else to go, sitting at her dinner table. She also loved to garden and spend time at her backyard pond. You could find her on Sundays cheering for the Minnesota Vikings (often cussing them out in Finn!). She loved family get-togethers and playing cards with friends. Elvis could always be heard in the background. She will be missed by all.
She is survived by her husband, Allen; children, Lynn, Barbara, Julie, Edward and Amy; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 9 siblings. She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2020 at Walker Funeral Home. A funeral service for Judith will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at St. Francis on the Prairie Church in Wright, Wyoming.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com