Judith Lynn Luther

Oct. 23, 1959-Sept. 10, 2018

Judith Lynn Luther, 58,

Puyallup, WA, formerly of

Minot, ND, passed away

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018,

in a Lake Havasu City

hospital, after a long bat-

tle with cancer, surround

ed by her family.

Judy was born on Oc-

tober 23, 1959, daughter

of Sylvester and Theresa

Gefroh (Sitter) in Minot,

ND. She was raised and

educated in Karlsruhe,

ND. Upon graduation in

1977, she moved to

Minot, ND. After being di-

agnosed with cancer, she

and Mark moved to

Puyallup, WA to continue

cancer treatment in Seat-


On June 6, 1980, Judy

was united in marriage to

Mark Luther at St. John’s

Catholic Church in Minot,

which began a 38 year

marriage. In 1982, Nicole

was born and in 1985,

Sarah was born. After

working at Montana Dako-

ta Utilities, she decided

she wanted to stay home

with her two girls, which

began her 27 year career

as a daycare provider all

confined in her own, per-

sonal home.

Judy was a member of

St. John’s Catholic

Church. She was devoted

in her faith and practiced

it in her every day life.

She enjoyed playing

softball every summer

and the post game activi-

ties of each game. Judy

was known as “Gunner

Gefroh” as no shot was

out of her distance on the

Karlsruhe Tigers basket-

ball team. She also en-

joyed making crafts, creat-

ing floats that took first

place for many consecu-

tive years, including the

North Dakota State Fair,

decorating birthday cakes,

making Christmas orna-

ments, planting flowers,

taking winter family vaca-

tions throughout the

Caribbean and sending

birthday cards to many

family and friends. Judy

loved taking her girls to

the family farm on the

weekends and spending

quality time and making

memories with their


After more than four

years of fighting cancer,

she has now been set free.

We would like to sincere-

ly thank all her family

and friends who support-

ed her through all of her

anxiety and pain and for

keeping her family in

their prayers.

Judy is survived by:

husband, Mark Luther,

Puyallup, WA, daughters,

Nicole (Mike) Brown,

Lake Havasu City, AZ,

Sarah Luther, Puyallup,

WA, grandchildren, Brad-

ley and Audrey Brown,

Lake Havasu City, AZ,

brothers Tim (Sheri)

Gefroh, Minot, ND, Ron

Gefroh, Velva, ND, Leon

(Sue Hallin) Gefroh, Mon-

tesano, WA.; sisters, Lu-

cille (Brad Failor) Platt,

Puyallup WA., Jane (Tim)

Geyer, Lake Stevens, WA.,

Marsha (Brian) LeHuquet,

Lake Stevens, WA., Moth-

er and Father-in-law, Wes

and Donna Luther, Minot,

ND, sister-in-law, LeAnn

(Phil) Momerak, Minot,

ND, brother-in-law, Mike

Luther, Minot, ND, and

numerous nieces,

nephews, and cousins.

Judy was preceded in

death by: her parents, Syl-

vester and Theresa

Gefroh, sister-in-law, Su-

san Gefroh.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: 1:00 p.m. Saturday,

September 15, at Our

Lady of the Lake Catholic

Church, Lake Havasu

City, AZ.

Burial: Lake Havasu

Memorial Gardens, Lake

Havasu City, AZ.

Visitation and Vigil

Prayer Service: 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 14, at

Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home,

Lake Havasu City, AZ.