Judy B. Thompson, of Belen/Rio Communities, NM passed away at the age of 73 on October 15, 2021, in Albuquerque, NM. Judy was born in Oklahoma City, OK on Oct. 27, 1947, the daughter of business owner, Shannon P. Hamm and his wife, Audrie Bennett Hamm of Shawnee, OK. She and her family relocated to Albuquerque, NM in 1959 where, in 1965, she graduated from Highland High School. Throughout her career, she held many administrative positions that included legal substructure and property management as well as owning and operating a very successful small screen-printing business throughout the 1980s. In April of 1996 she met her soul mate, George Thompson, in Albuquerque, NM. The couple instantly fell in love, were married in 1998 and, in 2001, relocated to Belen/Rio Communities, NM. They became very popular and active in the community, joining the Tierra Del Sol Country Club as well as the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1680 and enjoyed a wonderful life together, full of love, laughter, adventure and fond memories.
Judy was an avid golfer, member of the Tierra Del Sol Ladies Golf Club and a high-ranking constituent of the Women of the Moose. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Shannon P. Hamm; mother, Audrie Bennett Hamm; husband, George Thompson; grandson, Jerry Mathew Potts and several aunts and uncles. She is survived in life by her son, Jerry Michael Potts and his wife, Stephenie of Albuquerque, NM; daughter Jennifer (Potts) Ross of Taos, NM; step-daughter Jenny Thompson of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Andrew Duran and his wife, Erin of Albuquerque, NM; Vanessa Montoya and her husband, Matthew of Rio Rancho, NM; Zachary L. Potts of Albuquerque, NM; Dustin Ross and his wife, Tara of Los Lunas, NM; Lauren Ross of Albuquerque, NM and Jerome Nieto-Potts of Albuquerque, NM as well as great-grandchildren Robin Duran, Nathan Ross, Ella Duran and Maisie Ross.
A Celebration of Judy's Life, officiated by Mr. Dean Brunkow, will be held on Friday November 5, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., Belen, NM 8700. Immediately following the service, a reception will be hosted by the Women of the Moose Chapter 2210 at the La Merced Lodge 2250 - HWY 47 Rio Communities, NM 87002.
An online guest register is available at noblin.com.
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