Judy Sabra Mensch, 74, of Saint Joseph, Mo., passed away Friday July 5, 2019 at her home. She was born July 11, 1944 in Dragerton, Utah, daughter of the late Edith and Payne Holm. She was raised in San Diego attended the Monta Vista High School, Grossmont College; she also spent many years in South Dakota.
She was a farm wife and homemaker who enjoyed raising, breeding and showing rabbits all across the country, mentoring young people in 4-H, and, while not raising rabbits, she enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch and needlework.
She was a 4-H rabbit judge, sesquicentennial 4-H rabbits for the state of South Dakota, breeder of the year for rabbits for the South Dakota Breeders association, vice president of State Rabbit Club, president of Mid City Rabbit Club, president of the Legion Auxiliary, Menno, S.D., excutive leader of Hutchinson County 4-H, and a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association and the ARBA Rabbit Club.
Judy was preceded in death by her former husband, Roger Mensch; her parents; brother, Dennis Holm; and half-brother, Don Holm. Survivors include daughters Angela Ackerman (Bernard Smith), St. Joseph, Mo. and Vickie Mensch-Geuther and Connie (Tom) Spielmann, Sioux Falls, S.D.; a son, Curtis Mensch of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters Jeannene Petit, Orem, Utah, and Susan Arnold.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 9 at the Rupp Funeral Home, with chaplain Dave Hugger officiating. She will be cremated under the care and direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.