Judith Ann Faust was born in Racine, Wisconsin on February 2, 1943 to James and June Schlevensky. Judy died peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Hospice House, Mountain Home, Arkansas following a 23 year battle with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC), a rare autoimmune disease affecting women. In the early 1970’s, Judy helped establish a Montessori school in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Later in the same decade Judy, along with her husband Wayne, were co-owners of Faust Sign Advertising in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In the early 1980’s Judy and her husband Wayne moved to the City of Crookston, Minnesota where she was the second woman to be elected City Alderman. In the mid 1980’s she and Wayne returned to Wisconsin. Judy worked for the Henry Uihlein Office as Secretary/Treasurer. She also joined the Milwaukee Chapter of Business and Professional Women and served as an officer. After being diagnosed with PBC in 1990, Judy joined “PBCers”, an education, help, and support group dedicated to women living with PBC and other liver autoimmune diseases. Here she again held officer positions. In 1998 Judy retired from the Henry Uihlein Office. She moved to Mountain Home with Wayne in 2002 after his retirement from the University of Wisconsin. Judy served her church, First Presbyterian Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas as an Elder, Treasurer, and most recently as Clerk of Session. Judy had a passion for sewing, needle work, and quilting.
She was a member of the Hill & Hollow Quilters and other informal quilting groups. She also was a member of the Twin Lakes Welcome Club.
Judy is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Wayne; son, Scott (Jackie), granddaughters, Gabrielle and Jessica, and grandson, Caleb; her mother, June Schlevensky; her brother, John (Marilyn) Schlevensky, and nephews, James, David, and Eric, and niece, Diane along with many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Arrangements are private under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
Please give all expressions of Christian love for Judy to the First Presbyterian Church of Mountain Home, 1106 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653.
In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to: PBCers Organization, 1430 Garden Rd., Pearland, TX 77581 who will process donations (tax deductable) to M. Eric Gershwin, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of California at Davis, California.