Judy Van Winkle



Judy Van Winkle, age 82, was born on Sept. 14, 1938 in Sacramento, Calif., to Howard and Mabel Lidster.

A 45-year resident of Midpines, she passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children and loved ones on April 2, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Patrick Gerken. Judy is survived by her children, Ross (Marva) Carroll of Firth, Idaho; Shelly (Dave) Gerken of Mariposa; and Lori (Mike) Zimmerman of Eugene Ore.; six additional grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara (Duane) Heglie of El Dorado Hills, Calif.

In addition to being a devoted and loving mother, Judy served a dedicated 30 year career as an educational psychologist in Merced, Mariposa and Mono counties. She was committed to hundreds of children’s lives she positively impacted for the betterment of their development.

Her family and friends’ fondest memories of her include her love for swimming, golf, spirited bridge games and fantastic food.

Notification will be made as arrangements for a celebration of life are planned.

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