MALTA- Judy Ann Messerly 77, beloved mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on May 30, 2019 at the Phillips County Hospital from natural causes.

            Interment of her ashes will be at the Malta Cemetery at 6:30 P.M. Saturday, July 27, 2019, with a celebration of her life at the Malta VFW immediately following. Condolences for the family may be left at

Judy was born September 20, 1941 at Malta, the daughter of Louis Joseph Plouffe and Mabel (Homier) Plouffe. She was raised and educated at in the East Strater Community.   She married the love of her life Richard Messerly on April 17, 1961 in Havre. 

Judy’s family was of utmost importance to her with four boys by 1967, there was never a dull moment in their house—whether it was in Skykomish, WA or their hometown Malta, MT.  Judy worked hard all her life waitressing and bartending to help provide for her family, while Richard was on the road working for the railroad.  She always had time for a garage sale; card/dice game (31, cribbage or pinochle); listen to live music and dance; or to follow her children/grandchildren’s events.  Judy’s love for all her family ran deep, she was even blessed with housing her niece Terri in Skykomish and babysitting her grandchildren Rheanna, Darrow and Dallan after retiring from managing the Kid Curry Lounge. 

Everyone was ALWAYS welcome to join Judy for a great meal, anytime day or night, she loved feeding family, friends and any extra’s that would happen to crash in her home.  There was no-way you would leave Judy’s home hungry or feeling un-loved.

            Survivors include her sons, Grant (Shilo) of Malta, Clete (Lisa) of Wooden Hill, Washington, Quint (Gail) of Helena, Chad of Missoula; step son Tony Messerly and step-daughter, Lorna Smith; brothers, Ed (Willie) Plouffe of Glasgow & Gary (Wilma) Plouffe of Malta, sister Gail Johannesen of Havre;  17 grandchildren {Reece (Kat), Garrett (Letty), Collin (Mckenzie), Terrell (Summer), Rheanna (Garrett), Darrow, Dallan, Jade, Jared, Janessa, Teela, Kelsey, Kolton, Grady, Kartston, Jake, Matt} and  6 great-grandchildren (Jettlynn, Lilly, Riley, Collin Grant, Wyatt, Connor). She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Mable Plouffe; brothers Louis, Dale, Dick and Grady and sisters Dorothy Ames and Nancy Soennichsen.

Guest Book

From: Sharon A Kindle

You are at rest with Our Lord, Judy, Bless your soul.

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