Judith “Judy” Bous passed away in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, October 28th in her home in Alexandria. She was born to Lester and Barbara Jenkins in Little Falls, Minnesota.
She grew up with her brother Dean and her sisters Jeanne and Janet. She attended Long Prairie High School. This is where she met her husband James (Jim) Francis Bous. After she graduated, she nannied in the Twin Cities area and then worked at National Tea in Long Prairie.
Judy and Jim got married June 29th, 1959. She was a loving mother to six children. Together, in 1962, they took over Judy’s father’s gas station, Gas for Les, and started Jim & Judy’s. In addition to running the station, her husband, Jim, was an accomplished auctioneer. She clerked his auction sales and ran a lunch wagon. Judy met each person with a smile and is well known for calling people “hun” or “hunny”.
Judy started each day with a cup (or five) of coffee and piece of peanut butter toast. In the summer, she could be found moseying around on her golf cart trying to rid the world of thistles. Judy was a dedicated Vikings fan in the winter (she even proudly painted her living room purple). Judy was an avid card shark, lucky gambler, talented gardener, amazing cook and baker, passionate about politics, and was the best popcorn maker in the world. Judy’s favorite thing in life was spending time with her family and the ones she loved.
Due to Covid-19, there will not be a funeral. In June of 2021, the Bous family will be holding a celebration of life at Jim & Judy’s open to the public. We will honor Judy, Jim, and the impact they had on everyone. We appreciate the sentiment, but donations and flowers are not needed at this time.