Judy Ann Goodian, 54, died Friday morning, Jan. 25, 2008, at Northern Montana Hospital due to complications of natural causes.
Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Brad Ulgenes officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. A fellowship luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the graveside services. Memorial contributions in Judy’s honor may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Judy was born March 15, 1953, in Havre to Samuel and Thelma (Williams) Kampf. She was raised and educated in Havre graduating from Havre High School in 1971. Shortly after, she and Ed Goodian married May 22, 1971, in Havre. The couple moved to Great Falls for the first two years, where Judy worked at a bank, before moving home to run the family farm in the Box Elder area. Judy and Ed had three children, who were her entire world. Judy worked at First Security Bank in Havre for a few years and also at Yvonne’s Dress Shop. However, most of her time was spent working on the farm with her husband, Ed, and raising their beautiful children. Judy was the mom of all moms and was very active in her children’s activities. She made sure she was present for every event they participated in. Even if it included out of town games, she was always there. She had a warm heart and acted as the caregiver to all of the other kids whose parents weren’t able to attend their events. She always gave her time to her family, making sure they were safe and well taken care of. Judy was very knowledgeable and had an impact on everything and everyone she touched. She helped with things like writing a grant with the Fish Wildlife & Parks Department to help with the operation of the Havre Trap Club and also helped to coordinate two NRA banquets to help raise funds for the Havre Trap Club. Whatever needed to be done, Judy would put her heart and soul into accomplishing the task. She was currently planning her daughter Elli’s wedding, which is to be held this April in Sacramento, Calif. Judy loved playing cards, especially pinochle where she could sit and play for hours or even days never tiring of the game. She enjoyed working out, listening to her iPod, walking, road trips in her Escalade, eating Chinese food and purchasing purses and watches, of which she had a large collection. She enjoyed watching all types of sports on television and she was a huge Denver Nuggets fan. Her recent enjoyment was the Nintendo Wii that she got for Christmas. Judy also enjoyed the baking of the Gildford Colony, where she purchased bread and buns for many years. Judy and Ed were always together, whether it was traveling together to meetings, to see their children or to just go out for dinner, you rarely saw one without the other. Judy was a friendly person who could enter a room of strangers and leave with many of them being her friends. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend who never asked for much and had a lot of compassion and love to give. Being such a caring and forgiving person, she always put other’s concerns before her own. She truly will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents. Judy is survived by her husband of 37 years, Ed Goodian of Box Elder; children, Arron Goodian of Kremlin, Elli (Mike Schroeder) of Sacramento, Ashley (Neal Levang) of Helena; brothers, Kenny Kampf of Havre, Bobby Kampf, Larry Kampf and Donald Kampf, all of Great Falls; sister, Linda Sterner of Havre; half-brother, Sammy Kampf of Winnemucca, Nev.; mother-in-law, Margaret Swick of Havre, and several nieces, nephews and the many close friends she shared her life with. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.