Juliet Elizabeth Fletcher was born June 28, 1948, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
She was given the nickname Judy early on and was known by that name throughout her lifetime.
She moved sixteen times throughout her childhood, as her parents Dick and Ruth Fletcher liked to travel and try new adventures.
Judy graduated from high school at John F. Kennedy high School in Anaheim California in 1966. She then moved to LA to be near her sister Linda Geringer, and this is where she met the kid’s dad. LA proved to be an expensive place to live so Judy decided to move to Battle Mountain, Nevada in 1974 to be near her other sister Jeanette Itza.
She found work there and decided that they were not going to move again once the kids started school.
The home she made for her kids was full of love, music, and sports. She had a love for all different genres of music and shared that love with her kids.
The house was often filled with music. Judy would wake up early and request the family song, often referred to as the “Quintana Love Song” from the KLME DJ’s.
The song, Silly Love Songs, by Wings usually started every morning at the Quintana house, with Judy singing the loudest!
She would often kid about how the kids got their athletic abilities from her…yeah, she was not an athlete at all.
But the ones who know, knew if you dared to try and hang with her at Jazzercize, you would know you were beaten, as she would often say, “I am woman hear me roar.”
Judy started working on the labor gang at Duval Gold Mine and moved up to Sub-Operator at the LIX Plant. She was so proud to support herself and her children, but soon after, she had bigger goals.
She decided to run for Lander County Clerk. She went door to door campaigning earning each vote individually. Judy won on her first election and was sworn in Jan 1, 1983.
She was a dedicated County Clerk and ran county elections, issued marriage licenses, and kept records for the District Court and County Commission among other duties.
She was proud to represent the state of Nevada clerks and often represented in Washington DC. Judy truly loved serving her community and stayed in office until her retirement in 2002.
Even after retirement Judy was quick to help with any elections, local or around the state.
After retiring, Judy met Bill Bundrock. The couple married in October of 2004, and relocated to Winnemucca, Nevada.
They built a home there and started their new life together. The two traveled, camped and chased their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
All the kids loved going to Aunt Judy’s, Grandma Judy’s, Gramz’s, or GG’s house. She loved all her kids fiercely and was very proud and boasted all the time even near the very end.
Judy was an avid quilter and belonged to the Sassy Stitchers of Winnemucca. She loved to sew and especially quilt. Many friends and family members benefited from her talents in these areas.
She also loved to read, was involved with the Catholic church, and let’s not forget about bowling “One Two Follow Through”.
She was very thoughtful and reached those in need of a pick-me-up. Her kind words on a card let others know she had their back or was thinking of them.
But Judy’s biggest love in life was her family. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and a very caring friend.
Judy was the kind of person who was always willing to help others in any way she could, and her caring personality brought about many, many friendships.
She had the kindness of a person that could talk with anyone. She would start conversations with people she had never met, just so that there was not an awkward silence.
The kindness that a stranger would likely be able to talk back to her and share some of their story with her.
The kindness that would help others if they might need help or not. Over the years we have had many people live with us for extended periods of time, just to help someone out.
But at the end of their stay, these folks knew they were loved and welcomed back and that they had become part of our family.
She was a joyous and fun-loving person with a fast smile and quick laugh who always seemed to manage to be upbeat and look at the positive in everything. She simply shined with light and goodness.
Judy was diagnosed with cancer in 2022 and underwent extensive chemotherapy and radiation.
She was determined to beat the cancer and bravely endured what was necessary, showing great strength.
And beat it she did – she was declared cancer free in 2023. However, the treatment caused other issues which eventually led to her death.
Judy is survived by her husband, Bill Bundrock, children Joe (Misty) Quintana, Mike Quintana, Nettie Quintana, Stacey Chilton, Ryan Bundrock (Hope), Robbie Bundrock, Danna Quintana, sister Linda Geringer, grandchildren Chenae (Dom)Valles, Brooklyn Quintana, Joelle Quintana, Carter Quintana, Keegan (Meagan) Quintana, Kade Quintana, Mikee Pettit, Asher Bundrock, Liam Bundrock, Finn Bundrock, Olivia Chilton, Alena Chilton, and Kalob Great Grandchildren Paxton, Ryatt, and Finley, and other extended family that includes four Geringer nieces Debbie, Carrie, Julie, and Elizabeth and two Itza nephews Danny, and David and all of their extended families.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents Nevin Richard “Dick” Fletcher and Viva Ruth Fletcher, sister Nancy Jeanette Itza, nephew Richard “Dickie” Itza and niece Maryanne Gray.
Fly with the angels, Judy – and may those angels know just how blessed they are to have you among them. Until we meet again in God’s glorious kingdom, we’ll miss you tremendously.
The family would like to thank all of you for reaching out. They are so grateful to know how everyone loved and respected Judy, the Rock of the family.
A memorial will be held in her honor on October 21, 2023, at 11 am at St. Paul’s Church in Winnemucca, Nevada with a celebration of life following at Winnemucca East Convention Hall downtown Winnemucca.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, please give to the Bengoa Cancer Fund, (LaRena’s Race, c/o OK Tire, 750 W. Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV 89445 or at larenasrace.org), as they showed such generosity during her battle.