Julia Wesley Haring Post
Julia Wesley Haring Post, 80, was called home by her Lord and Savior on November, 10 2014 while residing at West Park Hospital LTCC. Judy was born September 29, 1934 to Muriel and Samuel Westbrook Haring in Batavia, NY, where she grew up and graduated from high school. Judy married her high school sweetheart, Gordon (Butch) Post in 1953 in their hometown where they owned and operated a service station. Over the next several years, they were bless with five children. They built a home in Pavilion, NY, and while Butch drove tractor-trailer over the road, Judy put her energy into keeping their home and raising their children. She was a devoted, loving wife and her family always came first. Once their children were older, Judy worked outside of the home and at an electronics factory in a nearby town.
In 1981, Butch and Judy followed their dream west to Wyoming where they built a one-room log cabin in the peaceful foothills of Wapiti Valley. Judy was employed by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and later worked at Steck's Gocery. Prior to entering long-term care in 2010, she was blessed with several years at their home cabin in Wapiti enjoying the panoramic views, peace, solitude and abundance of wildlife that only life in God's Country can offer. She was an avid hunter, outdoors woman and nature-lover all of her life. Judy loved a pristine, snow covered winter's day and could be found hiking their mountain road, cross-country skiing or hunting with Butch in one of their favorite spots up the North Fork. Judy's great love and appreciation for music would often find her dancing, even while confined to a wheelchair in recent years.
Judy was fun to be around and whenever the family was together there was much laughter. Her quick, beautiful smile and bright personality made a memorable impression on everyone she met. Judy had great affection and appreciation for her caregivers. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her. Judy had a longtime, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and knowing she is home with the Lord is a great comfort to her family.
Judy is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gordon (Butch) Post of Wapiti, son Greg (Joan) Post of Batavia; daughters Jeffi (Richard) Kinney of Powell, Wyoming, Jackie (Joe) Shumacher of Wapiti, Wyoming, Jodi (Tom) Wilcox of Kent, Wyoming and Jaime (Byron) DeWitt of Pavilion. She is also survived by hersister Dixie Hartley of Hilton, nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildrenand several nieces and nephews.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, sister Musette Haring and infant grandson, Jacob Post.
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements will be made by Ballard Funeral Home for a private celebration of life and burial at Riverside Cemetery in cody. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Park Hospital Foundation, 707 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414 or a charity of choice.