In Memory of

Judith K. Block

September 22, 1945 - February 17, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Judith K. Block 75, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, Lake City.  Judith’s wishes were to be cremated and services will be at a later date. Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Judith is survived by her daughters, Carla Block of Clinton Township, MI and Amy (Chris) Ferry of Rockwell City; son Dean (Erica) Block of Thornton, CO; 8 grandchildren, Rory, Courtney, Isabel, Lila, Saylah, Gretchen, Braelyne, and Devin; one great-grandchild Morgan; and sister Sharon Knauth of Big Fork, MT; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Carl M. Block; her parents, Harold and Thelma (King) Alexander; brother Harold Alexander; sister Arlowyn Graham; and brothers-in-law, David Knauth and Dean Graham.

     Judith Kaye Alexander was born September 22, 1945 at Longmont, Colorado.  She graduated from Longmont High School, with the Class of 1963.  Judith attended Mile High Beauty Academy.  Following her education, Judith worked for Golden Concrete and later worked at a Doctor’s office.  On August 24, 1974 she was united in marriage to Carl M. Block at Longmont United Methodist Church in Longmont, Colorado.  The couple lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Manson, Iowa.  In 2007, they made their home in Rockwell City.  Carl passed away in 2009.  Judith will always be known for her humor and compassion and will forever be missed.


Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:47 AM
“Judy became my sister-in-law in 1974, when she married Carl. She has been a very special person in my life and I miss her very much.
Over the past several years, we kept the phone lines busy between Colorado and Iowa. We had serious conversations and others that
made us break out in hilarious laughter! She dearly loved her "Rockwell City Girls," Isabel and Lila. They brought "sparkle" into her life!
Judy's sense of humor and inner strength carried her through challenging times and gave her peace. So sad.
- Marilyn Block

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 4:13 PM
“So very sorry to here of my Aunt Judy's passing. She was really kind of a Big sister to me in my early years. Many cherished memories including all of us at my grandma's house many years ago. Later years also gave us more fun times to recall. I'm so sorry for your loss she will always remain in our hearts. ”
- Al Graham

Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 12:45 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of her passing. she was always so sweet. Prayers to all her family”
- Nancine Steel marsh

Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 9:02 AM
“I’m so sad . Judy was one of my closest friends in high school . I lived on the opposite side of town so we would go to Judy’s house and laugh ,gossip and drive Sharon crazy. I really admired Judys mother, working so hard and keeping her family in good order. I’m afraid Judy and I did a lot of goofing off but I remember those moments sitting on her stoop and nearly falling off with laughter. I always hoped to see her at a reunion. Kay Hoff Harris kept me somewhat up to date. I’m so happy she had her family around her and I think of her often. I have a son named Devin. My deepest sympathy to you all.”
- Laurel Hargreaves McLean

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:20 PM
“So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. A lot of good memories in band at LHS. My sincere sympathy to her family. Rest in Peace, Judy.”
- Ed Rarden

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 5:23 PM
“Sending love to all of Judy’s family from her High School friend & neighbor.
I walked to Longmont High School with Judy every day. She lived a few houses away from me so I would leave my house & go pick up Judy for the walk to school. Once in awhile if we were lucky our friend Kae Hoff Harris would pick us up at Judy’s in her pick up truck to drive us to school. It was a carefree time. Sorry for your loss. Blessings to you all, Jeanne Tucker Houston”
- Jeanne Tucker Houston

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:40 AM
“My heartfelt condolences to Judy's family at this difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss.
She was a lovely person and dear friend. We shared a lifetime of friendship and wonderful memories. I will miss her.
Kae Harris”
- Kae Harris

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:19 AM
“Sending loving thoughts to all who knew and loved Judy.”
- Rowena Donelson

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:25 AM
“I'm so sad to hear of Judy passing, she was an awesome friend thru Columbine and Longmont High. Judy always had a beautiful smile and was forever keeping us laughing I know heaven has gained a sweet one💗”

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 9:43 AM
“My deepest sympathy to Judy's families - REST IN PEACE JUDY!”
- John Hansen

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 6:59 AM
“I want to extend my sincere sympathies to Judy’s family. She was one of my dearest friends starting in middle school. I will treasure all the memories I have of Her. She had a wonderful way of bringing humor to our life as school girls. We had a great time playing flute in the Longmont High School Band. I will miss her.
- Glenna Boggs Eddy

Friday, February 19, 2021 at 5:07 AM
“So sorry to hear this, you all are in our thoughts and prayers
- Bob and Julie Rosenboom

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4:36 PM
“We are so sorry . I know that does not even come close to helping. Please let me know if we can do anything! We love you guys ”
- Kimberly and Brandi

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 2:23 PM
“To Amy, Chris, girls, Sharon and all who shared this life with Judy-I will remember the Thanksgivings & Christmas dinners at our house in Lafayette. We all gathered, ate, laughed, debated & enjoyed being together. It was a long time ago but still a treasured memory. Judy-I will remember your sense of humor & commitment to family ! Say hello to all those who crossed over before you! Arlie said they would all be waiting up north ! I am sure there has been a joyful reunion by now ! I won’t say goodbye-Until we meet again, take care, much love ! ”
- Nancy Graham

Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:39 AM
“Aunt Judy will always hold a special place in my heart. What a warm and caring soul. As a child, our families camping trips through the west opened my eyes to Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Canada. It was a great adventure. God Bless!

All my love and support to the families of Amy Ferry, Carla Block, and Dean Block. ”
- Gus Knauth (Meg, Ethan, Aidan)

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