April 24, 1941 — February 11, 2016
An Obituary for my mother Judy Zomok
With sad hearts we found that our dear mother Judy passed on to be with the Lord (Feb. 11).
She, although seemingly younger than her age, has had failing health in the last few years, but she has lived a full life.
Judy Lavonne Zomok was born in Pierre, S. Dakota, on April 24th, 1941, to her parents George Marvin Knudtson & Ruby
She, with three older brothers, and her parents, relocated to the Seattle area in 1942. This was the area that the rest of
her siblings were born. She was the eldest girl, 4th child, among 14 siblings.
Her mother Ruby, in the very early 1950s, purchased some property near Gold Bar, Washington, and this is where my parents first met several years later.
My dear mother married Steve Zomok, Jr., in Everett,
Washington, on November 16, 1957. The young couple
quickly grew into a family of two boys: Steve (me), and
Shawn, and later a daughter: Judy, and lastly another son:
My parents, Judy and Steve Z., stayed together 34 years, until my father passed away in August of 1992.
My mother, Judy, was involved in church activities her whole life sometimes teaching Sunday School. I believe her working with seniors was an extension of her personal ministry.
She also had several talents: she could paint in both watercolor and oil paint; she also won awards for the dolls she sometimes made by hand.
Up until about 2005 she would sing with her sister Ellen…. Upon reflection, I would dare say her outstanding quality was
being kind and friendly toward others and I am sure many could vouch for this!
One of my father’s relatives described my mother as “a jewel, so kind, always smiling.”
My mother has now joined both parents. Her father died in 1986 and her mother Ruby passed in 2005. She was also preceded in death by two younger siblings, these being her brother Daniel Knudtson and her close sister Ellen Harder, also in 2005.
My mother is survived by her four children: Steve, Shawn, Judy (Benson), and John Zomok, and her several grandchildren, and one teen great-grandson: Colyn, all of the Everett, Washington area. She also
leaves behind her three older brothers: George Knudtson,
of Woodinville, Jerry K. of Taihachapie, California, and Larry K. of Gold Bar, Washington. She also leaves behind a number of younger brothers and sister, these being, Olaf Eriksen, Gold Bar, Mrs. Margrette Rode, of Arizona, Mrs. Rosemary
Cunningham, of Gold Bar, Mrs. Dorothea Schmitt, of Monroe, John Eriksen, of Washington, Roy Eriksen, of Monroe, Mrs. Ruth Kisler, of Texas, and lastly Timothy Eriksen, also of
Gold Bar, Washington.
Needless to say, there is also a near army of nephews and
nieces, including Mrs. Debi Figueroa, of Wenatchee, Washington.
In the minds and thoughts of all who knew my mother Judy well, she was a very blessed and God loving person, but her earthly work is now done and the Master of all the Ages has now given her sweet rest until the golden time of restoration. S. Zomak.