Judy L. Grant, age 73, of Gallatin, TN passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Judy Lorraine Grant was born in Willmar on April 16, 1947 to Arnold M and Agnes (Loge) Johnson of Pennock, MN. She grew up attending District 14 South Country School rural Pennock, attended Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Pennock, and graduated from Willmar High School in 1965.
Judy made her home in Tennessee and worked for 25 years at Nationwide Studios until she retired. In retirement, she worked at HATS- Mental Health Services in Gallatin as a personal assistant for those in need.
Judy genuinely loved people and animals. Judy was a giving friend to many. The twinkle in her eye, her never-ending smile, and laughter made her a joy to be around. She lived her faith through her actions. She was a caregiver for those who were homebound and needed assistance to stay in their homes. She offered to help others in whatever their need would be. Judy took in many rescue dogs that were abandoned or disabled and gave them many comfortable years. Embroidery was a favorite past time and she made several hand embroidered gifts for loved ones. Judy loved to take road-trips and travels abroad. Judy always looked forward to coming back to Minnesota to visit her sister Lori and brother-in-law Dave, extended family, and friends. She especially loved her Christmas holidays spent in Minnesota where she could catch up with everyone at family gatherings, eat a little lefsa and other Scandinavian treats. She enjoyed spending time with her beloved companion of 27 years, Leon Baxley.
Judy is survived by her sister, Lori Carlson (David) of Pennock, Niece Michelle (Brian) Christian of Eden Prairie, Nephew Ryan Carlson of Alexandria, great nieces and nephews Ella, Connor and Dylan Christian, Aunt Harriet Crosier, many cousins, Leon Baxley's family of 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, friends, and special canine, Buddy.
She is preceded in death by her beloved companion Leon Baxley, parents, several aunts and uncles, other relatives, friends and pets.
In lieu of flower donations may be made to the Safe Place for Animals (SPA) 905 Mallard Dr, Gallatin, TN 37066