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Judith Brooks Taylor Buck

Judith Brooks Taylor Buck, 88, of Quincy, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on May 4, 2023.

She was raised in Mason City, Iowa, by her parents Stanton Earl Taylor and Jessie Mae Brooks Taylor. She attended William Jewel College in Liberty, MO, where she graduated in psychology.

After college, she married Vernon Ellis Buck in Kansas City, MO. She took graduate work at Yale University in New Haven, CT, and then received her MS degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, in Social Work. She devoted her career to social work in Seattle, WA.

Judy was a Renaissance woman with many interests. She played violin, was an artist, sang in the church choir, roller bladed, ice skated, played pickleball and tennis and was an avid skier. She loved to read, write and walk with her friends.

She was always interested in helping those less fortunate. She led AlaTeen groups, contributed to the Heifer Society, and was always a wonderful listener who was genuinely interested in others.

Surviving are her daughter Nancy Elise Buck Sanders (Eric), Hermosa Beach, CA; her grandson Ryan Taylor Wilson (Bridget); great-grandchildren Jordy Wilson, and Davey Wilson of Redondo Beach, CA; also her son-in-law Bill Frey, Carson City, NV; her sister Nancy Taylor West, Clayton, CA; and several nieces and nephews she shared a special bond with.

Those predeceasing her are her daughter Laurie Brooks Buck (Bill), Carson City, NV; her parents; her husband George Bishop, and her sister Pauline Bennailack, Ukiah, CA.

Celebration of a life well-lived is Sunday, June 11, at 4 p.m. at the Dame Shirley Plaza in Quincy.

12 thoughts on “Judith Brooks Taylor Buck

  • I would like to call Judy a friend! She and I hiked many, many trails together in Plumas National Forest over several years. We had much in common with our professions and shared many a tear and a laugh about some of our experiences. I’m sure her smile and pleasant demeanor will be missed by many. May she rest in peace. “Dink” Rife

    • I didn’t know Judy but certainly admired her and after reading about I see why. Was very sad to hear of her passing!! Find Peace

  • I knew Judy ‘casually’ for an occasional ski or hike together. She was always so alive with enthusiasm for life. Tho we didn’t connect often her name would come into my thoughts often because of her stories of the time she spent in Alaska — to me she will always be remembered as “Judybuck”, with love

  • I met this wonderful woman when I was and escrow officer for Chicago Title many years ago, When she finished her house out on Chandler Road she invited me to come see it, what a great house for her. She always had such a warm, happy and loving way about her. I will miss not seeing her around town with her brilliant smile.

    • Very sad this morning to hear of Judy’s departure. She was a kind, intelligent
      and helpful woman and such a bright light in our world! She was a great example to me professionally and for living life to its fullest. I will miss her and think of her often.

  • Such a loss for the community. She was so helpful to my husband and me when we were building our house. She shared all she had been through in building her beautiful place which was a great help to us. How sad such a beautiful smile has left us.

  • I will truly miss Judy. Seeing her in church and singing with her in the choir. We would always chat in the choir room on Sunday morning. She always had a smile on her face! Rest in peace Judy

  • Judy and George helped tremendously with the Johnsville Junior Ski Team when I ran the program. She was a saint with the younger kids. I only wish I’d had the opportunity to have her on staff when she was in her heyday as a social worker. Peace, Judy. You gave it a good run!

  • While we didn’t know Judy well, we saw her often in helping roles all over town. She was a generous contributor to our community, and she was always effervescent, a real pleasure to say hi to and share a smile with. She will surely be missed.

  • Judy Buck, did so many wonderful things for so many people. She truly lived! She did a lot to support our family with her volunteer alateen work. The girls especially loved Judy. I am sad not to see her smile and feel her warmth. My love to her family.

  • Your smile, your encouragement, your hugs, your present listening, your genuine interest in me and my family’s life…I could go on, Judy. You life is such a gift and I will always be grateful. Sending you love, Judy. I will miss you deeply, my friend. My love and condolences to your family,

  • Quincy will surely miss Judy Buck. I met Judy in the early 90’s through a mutual friend, Norma Lewis. She lived in a little cottage on highway 70, just out side of town, furnished with light weight rattan furniture she could move herself, without any help, before she met George. We skated in the winter, and played lots of tennis in the warmer months. Common to see Judy at all the arts and community events. She is a true icon. Sending love up to heaven for Judy. ❤️

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