Judy Maxine Berg, 68, of Billings, lived a very full and adventurous life until she was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. After a long and courageous battle, she passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011.
Judy was born in Wibaux on July 6, 1942, to Adrian and Helen Todd. Shortly after, her family moved to Shepherd, where she helped her brothers and sisters work the family farm. She attended the Shepherd schools and went on to get her beauty license and work as a beautician for several years. She always loved giving everyone a new hairstyle. She eventually moved to Billings, where she engaged in a variety of different jobs from hostessing to cooking to driving truck to running her own barber shop. Judy was always willing to try a new adventure and was always up for a new challenge.
She married Jack Berg, the love of her life, in 1991. They shared many happy memories and experiences until his passing in 2009. Judy loved the outdoors. She liked to travel, camp, and especially loved gardening. She had the most beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would attend their sporting events and help them learn about gardening. Judy came from a very large family, had many friends, and took pleasure in family gatherings where there was always lots of food, joking, laughter and good fun.
Judy is survived by her three children, VaLorie Mathison (Larry), Harley Schrab and Dale Schrab; four stepchildren, Jack Berg, Colleen Frederick, Tracy Cuellar and Audra Berg; four sisters, Sharon Michaels, Barbara Stark, Debbie Ventling and Betty Malkuch; two brothers, Dick and Jimmy Todd. She is also survived by her aunt, Irene Grundhauser; as well as 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Jack Berg; sister Vesta Todd; and brothers Roy and Winfred "Bud" Todd.
Judy was a wonderful and loving mother, sister and grandmother who will be missed tremendously by everyone. The family would like to thank RiverStone Hospice, Eagle Manor Nursing Home (especially her favorite, Nora), and all the dedicated people who worked so hard and cared so much about keeping her comfortable during her struggle with cancer.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery in Billings.
Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent online at www.cfgbillings.com.