Judy M. Lott

Jun 27, 2019
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1:30 PM Monday, July 1, 2019 at Heartland Vineyard Church, 3211 Titan Trail, Waterloo


One hour prior to services at the church; the family will also greet friends following the service.



In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation


Judy M. Lott, 56, of Waterloo, died Thursday, June 27, 2019, at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

She was born June 5, 1963 in Waterloo, daughter of Robert "Bob" and Janice “Jan” Goodrich Lott. She graduated from Denver High School in 1981. She then attended Hawkeye Tech where she obtained her paramedic certification. Judy worked as a certified paramedic for Grinnell Ambulance Service from a few years. She later worked as a cardiac technician at Allen Hospital for many years.

Judy was a charter member of Heartland Vineyard Church where she was active in small group Bible study for many years. She enjoyed collecting angels and listening to Christian music at her home. Her faith was incredibly important to her. She spent a lot of time reading the Bible and being a witness to others.

She is survived by her father, Robert "Bob" Lott of Waterloo; two brothers, Rodney (Nicole) Lott of Glendale Heights‚ IL, and Dave Lott of Waterloo; a sister, Sue Jensen of San Diego‚ CA; two nephews, Jeremy (Melisa) Lott of Chicago‚ IL, and Ryan (Lauren) Lott of Addison‚ IL; a niece, Cora Lott of Glendale Heights‚ IL; and a great-niece, Gwendolyn Lott.

Judy was preceded in death by her mother, Janice “Jan” Lott; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

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  1. MaryAnn Cornett | Jul 14, 2019
    "Who are you, and why are you wearing wall-paneling?"

    Judy and I drove fast, pushed drugs, and saved lives together when we worked for the paramedic ambulance service in Grinnell.  Those were remarkable days, filled with incredible experiences, and extraordinary people.

    People like Judy.  She was exuberant, fun, clever, and quick-witted.  Life with her in the crew quarters was like riding on a turbo-charged carousel.  But, when on a call and caring for a patient, Judy was all business.  In EMS, she was capable, confident , and competent.  No matter how tough the call was, or how long the day was, Judy was always a partner I could count on. 

    And it never seemed to matter to Judy if her patient was an old crotchety lady, a sweet little baby, or a handsome studly type fella, she treated each and every patient with the same care and concern.  In her eyes, every single person which rode in her ambulance was the most important person she had ever met.

    I'll always remember the relaxed times we shared at the ambulance base.  Like watching B-horror movies on the quiet Saturday nights.  She loved those silly movies, and laughed all through them - as if they were intended to be comedies.  She'd picked an obscure line from a movie, and for the next few days or weeks, she'd work the line into normal conversations, and then laugh.

    I don't remember what the name of the movie was.  Nor do I recall even the plot of  the picture.  But I do remember what must have been her all-time favorite movie line because she used it for months.  And this is why I have no doubt that when I next see her at Heaven's ambulance barn, she'll smile and greet me with, "Who are you?  And why are you wearing wall-paneling?"  Then we'll both laugh again.
  2. Margaret Pavao | Jul 13, 2019
    I am so sorry to see that Judy passed away. I was fortunate enough to be one of her caregivers over the years, we had a lot in common (including graduating from Denver!) and grew to love her. She was always so full of life and love and had a smile everyday I came. I carried her with me after I had to leave caregiving to care for my mother and thought of her often. Lots of love and hugs to her family, she was such a sweet and caring soul. 
  3. Diane Lott-Garcia | Jul 01, 2019
     The video tribute to this beautiful soul, brought me to tears.  Forever in our hearts.  Rest in peace, beautiful cousin of mine.  Love you forever sweetest girl.  Sending love and hugs and prayers to all of my family during this difficult time.  

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