Judy Mount, 77, of Princeton passed away on January 18, 2020, in her home. She died in her sleep sitting in her favorite chair and covered with her favorite blanket, the very way she always said she wanted.
Judith Ann Mount was born on October 3, 1942, in LaSalle to John and Theresa (Vogrinc) Borys. She never liked the name Judith and always preferred Judy instead. Judy grew up on a farm north of LaSalle before her family moved to her current residence. However, she continued to attend LaSalle-Peru High School from which she graduated. Afterward, she attended Illinois Valley Community College and worked as a secretary for Attorney John Olivero before she met and married Jay Howard Mount on August 21, 1970. After living near Wyanet, the couple moved back to the family farm in 1974 to raise their newborn son and welcome their second son. She lived there for the next forty-five years of her life and said it was where she never wanted to leave. Judy later served as a board member and secretary for the 1033 Ambulance service of Spring Valley until the mid-1990s. Judy was known for her kindness, thoughtfulness, and giving heart, both toward those she knew and loved as well as to those she barely knew or did not even know at all. Her children were her life and she never found any sacrifice for them too large or unacceptable. Judy became a grandmother in 2005 and again in 2007 to the two granddaughters who brought her renewed happiness with their every smile and laugh and to whom she applied the same unending love to them that she did her sons. In her youth, she enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing, and her chocolate chip cookies were so memorable that when she baked them for her sons, their every classmate would beg for one. Later in life, she loved to quietly sit and watch the wildlife near the farm, the splendor of the autumn leaves on the trees and the majestic beauty of the sunsets.
Judy was preceded in death by her father in 1982 and her mother in 1994 and is survived by her husband Jay of Lanark, IL, sons Jason Mount of Princeton and Jeremey (Becky) Mount of Malden both of whom she loved more than life itself, and two grandchildren Sydney and Mariska Mount of Malden whom she described as the joy of her life. Her loss to each of them is irreplaceable as surely as her love for them was eternal and immeasurable.
There will be a celebration of her life for family and friends held at a later date. Ptak Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.