Judy Homa

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Judith "Judy" Leigh Homa, 44, of Mountain Home, died July 17, 2008, at a Boise hospital.

A viewing was held Tuesday at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at the Mountain Home Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow at the Bruneau Cemetery in Bruneau.

Judy was born on Dec. 8, 1963, in Wichita, Kan. After living in Germany, New Mexico and Kansas as part of a military family, the family moved to Mountain Home in 1970.

Moving to Mountain Home allowed her to finally have a horse. She was involved in 4-H and rode at the Elmore County Fair, the Snake River Stampede and many of the Play Days at the Mountain Home Rodeo Grounds.

"She got quite a collection of ribbons and a few belt buckles to commemorate those years -- back when kids could ride their horses to the drive-up window at the old Dairy Queen," her family remembered.

She graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1981 and worked in several jobs for the City of Mountain Home.

"Judy was a loving mother and wife," her family said. "She enjoyed a good laugh, get-togethers, camping, traveling to the coast, lighthouses and flowers. She and Ron were active in the Home Builders group at church."

In May she had to leave her job at City Hall because of her health. "She fought a good fight, but the cancer couldn't be beat," her family noted, adding that "the tremendous support that she received from everyone at City Hall and from Jim's Lumber, her many friends and her church allowed her to have many more good days than bad ones."

Judy is survived by: her husband, Ron Homa; her children, Ashlee and Jacob Kuecker and Natasha Homa of Mountain Home; her father, John Meredith of Mountain Home; her sister, Debby Meredith of Mountain Home; her sister, Becky, and her husband, Jerry Washburn, of Tucson, Ariz.; her brother, Mike, and his wife, Elaine Franklin, of Jerome, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Meredith, and her grandson Rohan.

Memorials can be made to Judy's memory to the Nazarene Church Prayer Garden, 950 N. 7th East St., Mountain Home, ID 83647.