In Memory

Judy Dick


ALTON — Judith Ann Dick, age 86, passed away July 5, 2017, 10:45 p.m., at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton.

She was born August 7, 1930, in Alton, the daughter of Harry and Louise (Sullivan) Johnston. She married William E. Dick on October 10, 1953. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Judith was a child of the Johnston Hardware Store family of Alton. She attended Alton public schools and the University of Illinois – Urbana. She received her B.S. degree in nursing from Washing University School of Nursing. She worked briefly at Barnes Hospital before becoming a homemaker for her family. A life-long member of Alton's First Presbyterian Church, Judith was also active in local and community affairs….including the Junior League of Greater Alton; The Alton Community Service League and the Caravan - Oasis Center for Women. She was also a charter board member, vice president and tireless volunteer for the Alton Museum of History and Art Inc. Her many accomplishments during her tenure with the Museum included helping locate the museum's current location, remodeling the gift shop, and helping install the "Alton Room" exhibit to document and display historic artifacts pertaining to transportation and industry in the Alton area. A life-long athlete, Judith was an avid tennis player and swimmer. She was a founding member of the Summers Port Swim Club and a veteran member of the Nautilus Athletic Club.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, Suzanne and Michael Moylan of Wauwatosa, WI, Randy Dick and Nina Underman-Dick of Carmel, IN, Steven Dick and his husband, Jim Schaedel of Valencia, CA, and Diane Dick of Austin TX; five grandchildren, Ryan Moylan and his fiancée, Laura Klinge, Callie Moylan, Nina Underman, Eric Dick, and Monica Dick; and many friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held August 4, 2017 with a visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m., at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey with Rev. David Heyen officiating, followed by a graveside service at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eunice Smith Nursing Home, Alton History Museum, or Caravan Oasis Center for Women.