Judy Lee Fuentes, 71, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on October 5, 2023.
Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Judy was born on May 4, 1952, to Leonard Earnest “Swede” Monson and Mary Lou Eklund Monson in Amarillo, TX. She was a proud graduate of the old Amarillo High class of 1972. Once a Sandie, always a Sandie!
She was preceded in death by her treasured parents and a beloved uncle Myron “Mike” Monson.
Survivors include her devoted daughter Christy Kimbrough and husband Darrell, cherished and adored grandson Zachary Kimbrough, whom she thought the sun rose & set with, much-loved aunts Sue Davis with husband Wayne, Anita Monson, and Janet Eklund with husband Jerry, dear sister Melissa with husband DP, and a multitude of friends. We’d like to give a special thank you to her caretakers at Legacy Rehab & Living who loved her as much as we did.
Judy had a standing date with her daughter every Friday and was the best shopping and lunch buddy anyone could ever ask for. She was a tiny powerhouse of a woman! She was fierce, determined, selfless, FUNNY!!, cared about everyone, and wanted to help with all things in all ways. Did I mention fierce and determined?!? She had a potent Dr Pepper addiction, thought Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza & Snack-Pack chocolate pudding was manna from heaven, and frequently craved cherry lime from Sonic. She thought playing games at the Tri-State Fair was better than Christmas. It was her favorite time of year! Watching Naked & Afraid (!), Guy’s Grocery Games, seeing Bobby Flay lose on Beat Bobby Flay, and winning bingo were some of her favorite pastimes. The world lost some of its shine when she was taken from us far too soon. So, on any given Friday, help honor this magnificent example of kindness by enjoying one of her favorites, buying a stranger’s drink, feeding a stray animal, or just giving someone a hug or a gentle word that needs it. Say all the things you need to say to the ones you love. Resolve your grievances with grace and compassion. Because you might think you have until tomorrow to say it or do it and tomorrow may never come.