Judy L. (Smith) Aja, age 75, of Cambridge died June 12, 2016 at J.A. Wedum Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Park. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at a later date.
Judy was born June 11, 1941 in Asheville, North Carolina to George W. and Margaret L. (Davis) Smith. She graduated from high school in 1959 in Dundee, Michigan. Judy has lived in Cambridge, Minnesota since 1987 with her best friend and partner, Paul Swenson. Judy worked as a secretary for Gehling Auctions for several years. She enjoyed collecting Elvis memorabilia, listening to music, traveling and she also enjoyed history. Judy loved visiting with friends and family, she was full of life and a very loving and generous person. She will be dearly missed.
Judy is survived by her significant other, Paul Swenson; daughter, Jolene (Scott) Mehlhose; three siblings, Danny (Annette) Smith, Diane (Jug) Simon, and Chris Vickery; granddaughter, Karen (Brian) Lowrey; great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Brianna Lowrey, and Ashton Doederlein; niece, Gretchen (Jeff) Schwichtenberg; nephew, Josh (Angie) Simon; many great-nieces and great-nephew’s, other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Rob Doederlein; brother, Jeff Vickery; and great-nephew, Wyatt Simon.