Judy Mathes finished the trail ride of life on February 16, 2023 at her home west of Ava, Missouri She started her trail ride on January 29, 1944, in Daily Colorado, with parents Richard and Audrey (Lambert) Hadeen.
Judy’s trail ride of life would bring her to the Ava, Missouri area where she would meet Donald Mathes. On August 19, 1962 Judy and Donald were married in Springfield, Missouri. Judy’s trail ride went far and wide while traveling with Donald while he was in the military
Judy would see that she did not ride alone on the trial ride of life. She shared her love of horses with all that knew her. She would spend many hours showing others how to ride and how to win horse shows at the Missouri Foxtrotters Horse Breed Association shows and the area saddle clubs. She would spend countless hours with her nieces, great nieces, and others with the love of horses to see that her knowledge would be passed on.
Judy’s trail ride was at times sad these included when she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and her parents.
Judy has left many to continue her ride those include her son Doug (Elizabeth) Mathes in San Antonio, Texas one grandson, Zachary. Judy will also be missed by her brother Jerry Hadeen and sister Debbie Thurman. Judy will also be missed by those 3 nieces and 2 nephews, 9 great nieces, 9 great nephews, 2 great-great nephews, 1 great-great niece and many other family friends and fellow riders.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital. (See link below)
Cremation arrangements are being handled by Ava Family Funeral Home.
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Donald & Carol Cunningham
2/22/2023 08:41:56 am
Judy will be missed ,we would see her at horse show . Her mother and I were good friends when her mother and I worked at Rawlings MFG.Co.Grateful to have known the family.
2/24/2023 02:23:30 pm
My thoughts and prayers!
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