Judith Lee (Kortright) Ochs was born April 9, 1946 to Clarence and Laura Kortright in Guthrie, OK in Logan County. Judy grew up in Cashion, graduated from Cashion High School in 1964. Judy enjoyed working in the garden and anything to do with the outside, so it was no surprise that she spent most of
her adult life working in the floral industry. She worked for Guthrie Greenhouses as a sales clerk, Tammy's Flowers in Edmond as a florist, Furrow's Flowers, Sherry’s Flower Garden, and at her daughter’s flower shop, all in Guthrie. She worked side by side with her husband Raymond Ochs as ticket clerk with Ochs Auction. Judy was retired at the time of her death
spending all her time with her family and miniature schnauzer “Carly”.
Judy fought a long off and on battle of cancer for many years. She was strong and persarverant in everything she did especially fighting cancer. Judy passed away peacefully at her son’s home at the age 73 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 with her family at her side.
Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Ochs; her parents, Clarence and Laura Kortright; 3 brothers, Lawrence Kortright of Geary OK, John Kortright of Guthrie, & Mark Kortright of Luther, OK; 2 sisters, Carol Berry, of Luther, OK & Janice Klinglesmith, of Spencer, OK.
She is survived by 2 children, one daughter Terri Johnson McNulty and husband James of Guthrie and one son Eddie Johnson and wife Michelle of Guthrie. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Mara, Emmitt and Levin Johnson of Guthrie, Carson McNulty and fiancé Nicole Sullivan and Jarrett McNulty of Guthrie; one great-grandchild Beau McNulty and other family
members. Judy is survived by 4 sisters, Catherine Warner and husband David of Norman, OK, Elaine Cunningham and husband Gary of Mulhall OK, Ruth Chappell and husband Randy of Guthrie, Nancy Rolf and husband Mark of Rothbury MI, and a sister-in-law, Willa Kortright of Guthrie. Judy also leaves behind many lifelong friends and her beloved dog “Carly”.
Judy valued her role as grandmother and her recent Facebook post "Look world, I've been promoted to great-grandma!!" She enjoyed sewing, crafting, cooking, gardening and in her earlier years, raising Registered Polled Herefords at her “Ochs Almosta Ranch” residence. Her favorite past time was cheering her many grandchildren in their numerous school/sport activities, and especially watching sports whether it being football, basketball, baseball or beloved” Guthrie Bluejay’s” and of course “OSU Cowboys”. “Go Pokes” were often displayed on her Facebook page. Often her first question to those who visited her home was “Who is playing tonight”? Her love for sports was passed on to her children and grandchildren which she often enjoyed watching and cheering them on. Judy had a rescue companion that had been with her
the entire time she was ill. A silver schnauzer named “Carly” which went with her everywhere and never left her side, especially at the end.
David Gillespie, Jeffery Bock and her nephews, Gary Wayne Cunningham, Frank Cunningham, Anthony Kortright, and Andrew Kortright served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers included Carl Cunningham. Judy had a very loving, kind and exuberant outlook on life. She was known as “Mamoo” and her energy and willingness to help others along with her wit will be missed by all.
The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice for their health care.
Services were held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 25, 2019 at the First Christian Church, 402 E. Noble, Guthrie under the direction of Smith-Gallo Funeral Home. Burial followed at Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie. Chaplain Gene Owen officiated the service.
Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.smithgallo.com.