Gatke, Judy

Passed: December 28, 2013


Judy Ann Gatke, age 66, died in Tonopah, Arizona, on Saturday, December 28, 2013.  The cause of her death is yet to be determined.  Born May 8, 1947 in Denver, Colorado, she lived in a variety of states, due to her husband, Ken’s service in the US Coast Guard.  Judy joined the US Navy upon graduation of high school in 1965 and was stationed at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California.  There she met and married husband Ken Gatke, and was honorably discharged from the Navy.

Judy is survived by her husband Ken of Tonopah, daughter Keri of St Charles, MO, son Ken (II) of Kawasaki, Japan, her mother Velma Roach of Glendale, and her grandchildren Meloni Lee of Seattle, Liam and McKenna Munholand, of St Charles, MO, and great-grandchildren Madison, and Quinn Lee of Seattle.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the American Legion Post 35, 2240 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85224-6156.

Burial of the urn will be held at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 3rd at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

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