Judy Marlene (Adams) Clark

(Oct. 16, 1946 - Jan. 13, 2020)


Judy passed away in Billings, Montana, on Jan. 13, 2020.

She was the first child of Bill and Win (Avery) Adams. Judy grew up in Lovell with her sisters Linda (Adams) Miller and Kris (Adams) Lucus, and her brother John Adams.

Judy spent her younger years in Lovell. She attended Lovell High School and would have graduated in 1965. Instead she met and married Dean Netherton in 1962. To this union was born two children, Jerry and Denise. They later divorced.

She met Jay Clark. Jay and Judy married in 1966, in Powell. Jay legally adopted Jerry and Denise. Judy got her GED and graduated from Northwest College along with her son.

Judy drove beet truck many years for local farmers. She then worked in the scale house for different beet dumps. She loved talking to all the drivers passing through. She covered mail routes in rural Powell as a sub driver.

Judy enjoyed helping all her friends and family, chauffeuring kids to Yellowstone to meet grandpa and grandma for summer visits. She would take all the kids to clogging, swim practice, soccer, and baseball, and videotaped all the Christmas programs.

Judy loved to sew. She was a stamper, making homemade cards for every occasion. Everyone young or old received a handmade card from Judy. She was very much into family history, keeping all the records for the Adams and Clarks. She loved to travel and visit with relatives wherever she went.

Preceding Judy in death was her father Bill Adams (1988), stepfather Raymond Campbell (2001), brother “Big John” Adams (2014), nephew Kevin Adams (1992), her father-in-law Shell Clark (1947) and mother-in-law Emma Mecham Clark (1994).

Judy is survived by her husband of 53 years Jay Clark of Ralston; mother Win Campbell of Powell; sister Linda (Bill) Miller of Cowley; sister Kris (Rick) Lucus of Powell; sister-in-law Debbie Adams of Idaho; and son Jerry (Sandy) Clark of Powell; their kids, Shayla Clark, Kelsy Clark, Stephen Potter, and Brian Florez; and great-grandson Wyatt Thaete; daughter Denise (Russ) Gwynn; their kids, Keshia Rigby, Kory Rigby, and Blake Rigby; great-grandkids, Zane North, Zayden North, Railynn Jacobs and Athena Rigby; her good friend Peggy (Rogers) Gruell; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Faith Community Church in Powell. Online guestbook address is www.thompsonfuneral.net. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a kidney-related foundation.