Judith A. Kyromaki


Judith A. Kyromaki, 76, lifelong resident of Superior, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Superior Rehab Center.

Judy was born in Superior on Feb. 29, 1944 the daughter of Helen (Summerfield) and Neal Van Horn. She married Arto A. Kyromaki on June 5, 1965 and they recently celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Judy began her working career as a hairdresser prior to driving bus for the Superior School District for 25 years. Judy’s lifelong love of horses led to the establishment of horse boarding business which Judy, Art, and her family maintained for decades. Judy also owned and operated Horse Haven Tack for several years.

Judy expressed her love of young people as a 4H leader for many years. Judy and her family were part of Youth for Understanding, taking in and placing many foreign exchange students over the years. When her children were young the Kyromaki home was a hub for the neighborhood youth.

Judy’s active mind and industrious hands were always engaged in an art or a craft project, sewing (many beautiful quilts), or playing the guitar or helping a friend in need.

Judy loved to travel leading her family and the 4H group on trips all over the United States. In their retirement years Judy and Art fulfilled a lifelong desire traveling to the Holy Land. In her final trip even though her health was failing Judy insisted that her granddaughter Hannah must experience Disney World.

As a Christian, Judy knew the joy of salvation in Jesus Christ and actively sought to encourage others to find forgiveness and new life in Jesus. Judy was active in several churches throughout her life including her last years at the Oil of Joy Fellowship.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jay (Carol)Van Horn; sister, Joan (Tom)Anastos; and infant brothers, Rolland and John.

Judy is survived by her husband Art; son, Troy Kyromaki; daughter, Tracy (Greg) Pinther; granddaughter, Hannah Pinther; brothers, James (Renee) Van Horn, Jack (Barbara) Van Horn, Joseph (Zefoene) Van Horn, and Jerry (Lenay) Van Horn; sister-in-law, Carol Van Horn; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N 19th St. Pastor John Talcott will officiate.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Douglas County 4H Club general fund.

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