Obituary of Judy Cavazos
Judy Cavazos, age 78, of Joliet, left this world peacefully on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving daughter and family. Judy embodied strength, courage and love as she battled cancer the last few months. Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She adored her family to the very end.
Judy was born on May 19, 1943 in Kalispell, MT, the daughter of Cai and Lois Nyby. She married Frank G. Cavazos in 1965 and they resided in Homer Glen for 44 years before moving to Joliet, where they lived today. Judy had a successful career at Caterpillar for ten years before she started several successful businesses in Joliet with her husband, his parents, and family. Judy’s passion in life was family, friends and working hard beside her husband, Frank. She enjoyed flying with Frank and flew as his co-pilot in their private plane for many years. The oldest sibling of three, her strength will be missed by all. Judy had a life well lived.
Judy is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Phil) Hart; grandchildren, Kayleigh Hart and Ryan Hart of Washington; her siblings, Lorraine (Jack) White and Leon (Susan) Nyby; sisters-in-law, Elisa Nino, Rachel (the late William) Sanders; and brother-in-law, Manuel Cavazos, Jr. Judy also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Cavazos and her parents, Cai and Lois Nyby.
The family offers their sincere gratitude to Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care for their care during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to charities or organizations of your choice.
Visitation for Judy Cavazos will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of prayers at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL. We will proceed to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18 Woodlawn Ave., Joliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held privately by the family at Woodlawn Memorial Park. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or you may visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.