October 09, 1947 - October 23, 2018
Mrs. Judy Tomlinson
Mrs. Judy Lynn Montgomery Tomlinson, age 71, a resident of De Queen, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at her home.
She was born to Manton and Catherine Griffin Montgomery in Shreveport, Louisiana, on October 9, 1947. She was a graduate of De Queen High School in 1965, and Dukes Cosmetology in 1966. She was the former owner of Hair Chalet and a dress shop called “Judy’s,” and was a homemaker. She loved her Lord, was baptized in Broken Bow Lake, and was a member of the Victory Life Church in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Judy was a gourmet cook, and enjoyed traveling, shopping, their house boat, fishing, and going to deer camp, but most of all, she cherished the time spent with her family and friends. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Judy was preceded in death by her first husband of 17 years, Harlon Bigham in 1982, her mother, Catherine Montgomery, her grandmother, Dollie Rusk, and a sister-in-law, Serena Roberts.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of almost 28 years and shared 35 years together, Tim T. Tomlinson of De Queen; one son, J. Mark Bigham and his fiancé, Susan Logan of De Queen; one grandson, T. J. Bigham and fiancé Paige Henry of De Queen; her step-children, Chad and Misty Tomlinson, Lynn and Michelle Tomlinson all of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Brandon and Angela Tomlinson of Idabel, Oklahoma, and Lexi and Ben Williams of Bristow, Oklahoma; her father, Manton Montgomery of De Queen; her brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Sheila Montgomery; her nephew, Brian Montgomery of De Queen; her nieces, Holly and her husband, Randy Rogers of De Queen, and Amy and her husband, Kalem Mickle of Lowell, Arkansas; her great niece, Candace Rogers of De Queen; her great-nephews, Chance Mickle of Lowell, Arkansas, and Spy Rogers of De Queen; and her aunt, Pat Wolcott of De Queen. She is also survived by her husband’s family, two brothers-in-law, Alvin Dale and his wife, Gail Tomlinson, and Thad and his wife, Margarita Tomlinson, all of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; a brother-in-law, Paul and his wife, Betty Roberts of Wright City, Oklahoma; seventeen step grandchildren, and eleven step-great-grandchildren. Special friends, Sharon and Spencer Logan, Kay and Mark Dunn, as well as, Sharon and Steve Chaney, Jerry and Virginia Petet, Sharon Phillips, Marian Chandler, Ed and Cindy Fulmer, Doug and Joan Hines, Sherri and Stanley Farley, John and Nancy White, Carole Mixon, Patti Smith, and Andy and Kimberly Fasken.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Judy Tomlinson will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, October 27, 2018, in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, De Queen, with Bro. Lynn Tomlinson, Bro. Roy Conatser, and Bro. Jimmy Jeter officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Ida Cemetery, De Queen. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M, Friday, October 26, 2018, at the funeral home. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.