JUDY J. BROUTMAN TISON
Judy Jean (Broutman) Tison (69) of Gainesville, FL—beloved daughter, sister, wife, relative, friend, neighbor, and pet whisperer—passed away on December 25, 2020 at her home in Gainesville.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, only a small number of family and friends will be gathering in person for a celebration of Judy’s life. Attendees of the in-person event are asked to be in good health, wear a CDC approved face mask, and observe social distance guidelines. All are welcome to view the service live via a Zoom online event at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Please follow the link listed below the obituary for access to the online event.
Family and friends will remember Judy as petite in size, and extra-large in heart and spirit. She will be greatly missed.
Judy was born on April 14, 1951 to Carol Ann and Stanford Arthur Broutman, in the town of Muskegon, Michigan. She spent much of her childhood years playing outside and getting into (and eventually out of) trouble. In 1984 she married John “J.L.” Tison, the love of her life, and together they enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, and boating. Judy carried an enormous capacity for humor, and was never one to forget a funny story.
A Master’s Degree holder from Stetson University in DeLand, FL, Judy was a guidance counselor at several K-16 schools throughout Alachua County, Florida and beyond. Judy devoted her energy to students, enriching the lives of countless young adults. She gave compassion freely to all those around her, and was a treasured advisor and confidant. Throughout her life, Judy challenged us all to live with more love, faith, and empathy. Her tenacity was evident through her belief in people, commitment to others, and will to live.
Judy is predeceased in death by her parents (Carol Ann and Stanford Arthur Broutman) and a sister (Susan Knott). She is survived by her husband (John Tison) and sisters Leslie True and Amy Schultz, her family by birth, her family by marriage, and her extended family built through love.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org and Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm at millcreekfarm.org.
Condolences, photos and stories may be left in Judy’s online guestbook at https://www.forevermissed.com/judy-jean-tison.
*Please follow the link below to access and Join the Zoom online event.*
Follow Zoom’s instructions. Meeting ID: 882 8471 0319
Arrangements under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32609 352-378-2528.