Judith A. “Judy” Haney, 83, formerly of Winchester, died Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Palouse Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care in Moscow.
The daughter of George and Alice (Rutter) Rauch, she was born in Omer, Michigan on April 20, 1938. The family moved to headquarters in Idaho when her father took a job with Potlatch Forests, Inc. Judy was the eldest of five children, followed by Eric, Mary, Fred and George. They lived at headquarters until his father took a managerial position at the Potlatch factory in Lewiston.
Judy graduated from Lewiston High School with the class of 1955, at the age of 17. She later moved to Moscow where she attended the University of Idaho as a member of Alpha Phi sorority. While going to college, she met Chuck Haney from Winchester, and soon after, her college career was over.
Judy worked in a lawyer’s office in Lewiston until she and Chuck were married at Grace Lutheran Church in Lewiston on April 23, 1960. After their marriage, they moved to Craigmont.
Judy was a housewife and Chuck worked at the Winchester factory until 1964. Chuck and Judy then took over her parents’ farm and later her uncle’s farming operation. They farmed and lived on the ranch in the Craigmont-Winchester area until their retirement in 2000. Upon retirement, they bought a house on the outskirts of Winchester and lived there until 2018, when they moved to Lewiston. They enjoyed their retirement and had 61 years of marriage together.
Judy has been involved with JayCee-ettes, American Legion Station Auxiliary #38, Job’s Daughters, bowling leagues and golf. She loved to read, play and listen to music and grow flowers. She always made Christmas a fun time for everyone. She loved to spoil her children and grandchildren. She and Chuck loved traveling and snowmobiling, but most of all having fun and sharing good times with their friends and family.
Judy was predeceased by her parents; brother Eric Rauch; brother-in-law Tim Bartlett; and grandson Casey Randall. Judy is survived by her husband Chuck in Lewiston; his daughters and sons-in-law, Shannan and Bob Randall of Craigmont, and Chris and Moose Hempel of Nine Mile Falls, Wash.; his grandchildren Chase and Shanna Randall of Spokane Valley, Washington, and Tyler and Kayla Hempel of Nine Mile Falls, Washington; and his great-grandchildren Zandyn, Zeller and Zenley Randall of Spokane Valley, Washington. She is also survived by her sister Mary Bartlett, of Spokane, Washington; brothers Fred and Trudy Rauch, and George and Linda Rauch, all of Lewiston; sister-in-law Donna Rauch, of Girdletree, Md.; and many nieces and nephews. We are sad that she is gone but so happy that she is free of her dementia.
A service will be held in the spring, her favorite time of year. Malcom’s Brower-Wann Funeral Home is making arrangements. The family would like to thank Linda Vestal and the staff at Palouse Hills and Hospice of North Idaho for the wonderful care they provided to Judy.