Judy Ann Hyde passed away peacefully January 2, 2021 with family by her side after a two-year battle with cancer. Judy was born in Emmett, Idaho on August 3, 1946 to Clarence and Rosalie Bowman, also native to Emmett and who preceded her in death. Judy was one of 3 children and is survived by her sister, Darlene Toluse, and her brother, Roger Bowman. Judy is also survived by her husband of 44 years, Blaine Hyde; her son, Shawn Hyde; two sons by a previous marriage, Trevor Seidel and Tracy Seidel and 7 grandchildren.
Judy grew up in Emmett, graduated from Emmett High School, married and moved to Oregon for a number of years shortly afterward. She moved back to Emmett in 1975 and went to work at the Boise Cascade plywood plant to raise her two young boys. She was never afraid of hard work. She married Blaine Hyde in 1976, had another son and continued working part time jobs to help support the family. She worked in the packing sheds, grafted fruit trees, clipped dogs, did taxidermy work and helped with the work on 50 acres of pasture ground, all while taking care of her family at which she excelled.
Judy grew up loving most anything outdoors, one of her favorite past times as a youngster, and later in life as well, was riding horses. She came by it naturally as her father made his living horseback wrangling cattle or packing for various ranches. The family made numerous weekend horseback trips to the mountains fishing and hunting. She took pride in breaking her own horses (and one mule) and training her dogs (each and every one was special to her). The term "jack of all trades" described her perfectly.
She was a talented painter, tooled beautiful leather pictures, was a talented taxidermist, a doll maker, an excellent seamstress, crafter, gardener, and homemaker. Her true talent, however, came from playing in the dirt. Her yard was always immaculate, trimmed and groomed, full of flowers and knickknacks. Woe be it to the weed that grew inside the fence (or outside for that matter). She worked in the yard; rain or shine, hot or cold, until her illness finally kept her house bound.
Judy worked tirelessly to make a good home for her family. Her greatest love was her children and grandchildren. As with all truly good people, she will be missed by any who knew her.
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Viewing will be held from 4:00- 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Potter Funeral Chapel. The family requests that any who attend wear a mask. The graveside service will be held privately for family only. The service will be livestreamed for all friends on Judy’s obituary page at www.potterchapel.com at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 8, 2021.
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