Judith Gail Bothern, 70, of Lincoln passed away April 23, 2022.
Judy was born January 17, 1952, to Dale and Dorothy (Davidson) Gust in Flandreau, SD. Judy graduated from Flandreau High School in 1970. Following graduation, she attended McKennan School of Radiology 1970-1972. She worked as department head of Radiology at Brookings Clinic, Brookings, SD 1972-1974. Judy was united in marriage on April 7, 1972, to Delbert Charles “Chuck” Bothern. Judy attended South Dakota State University 1980-1985 where she graduated Suma Cum Laude with BS in Psychology and Sociology, Mankato State University 1985-1988 MA in Clinical Psychology, and the University of Nebraska- Lincoln 1988-1992 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Judy was in Private Practice from 1992-2017 specializing in children and adolescents.
Judy had a burning passion for Arabian horses and a love for dogs and rescue squirrels. Judy’s entire life revolved around children. Nothing warmed her soul more than a child’s giggle, smile, hug or snuggle. Her greatest blessing in life following retirement was being welcomed into the Miron Family: Pat, Julia, Titus, Hudson, Bella, Judah, Levi, Esther, JoJo, Addie, and Asher. Her love for them had no limits.
Family members include her children: Chad (Lisa) Bothern and Derek (Heather) Bothern; grandchildren Jordan Bothern (Travis) Classen, Ashley Bothern, and Emma Bothern; great grandchild Hattie Classen; brother Craig (Brenda) Gust; nieces and nephew Tiffany (Max) Duque, Amber (Tim) O’Neil, and Ryan Gust; great nieces Sienna Duque and Reese O’Neil; great nephew Emilio Duque.
She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 angel babies and her parents.
Graveside services will be 10:30 am Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Ss. Simon and Jude Catholic Cemetery, Flandreau, SD. Following the graveside service there will be a time of sharing memories at Blue Jays in Egan.