Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Grandmother

My grandmother suffered from Alzheimer's for a long time and a few weeks ago we were told her time was coming to an end. We drove out that day to say goodbye to her and be with my grandpa. She passed away later that night. It has been a whirlwind of emotions. My grandmother was a great lady and we miss her greatly. We are so happy for her to be out of the terrible grips of this disease. Her funeral was a wonderful time to remember the way our grandmother was. It's still a little hard when I think about it. I'm so grateful to know that FAMILIES ARE FOREVER!! One day I will hear her sweet laugh again! Love you forever Grandma Judd!

Leila Lundquist Judd

1929 ~ 2010

Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Leila Lundquist Judd, passed away peacefully on Feb. 22, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was surrounded by her family. Leila was born July 7, 1929, in Price, Utah, to Roland and Mary Brockbank Lundquist. She graduated from Kanab High School and attended Utah State Agricultural College where she earned a degree in secondary education. She married her sweetheart, Derrel W. Judd, on June 9, 1953, in the Logan LDS Temple. Leila and Derrel lived in Morgan for 19 years and have lived in Provo for the last 33 years.

Leila taught at Weber High School and worked at the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City prior to becoming a wife and mother. Leila was an active member of the LDS church and served in leadership positions in the Primary, Relief Society, and Family History organizations. She served many years as an election judge. She was very active in 4-H as a leader and member and earned many awards through her 4-H work. She and her mother made hundreds of beautiful quilts. While pursuing one of her passions, family history, she and Derrel served as directors of the Edgemont Stake Family History Center for 17 years. Leila also helped train family history missionaries at the MTC.

Leila is survived by her husband, Derrel, and their children: Dennis (Carol) Judd, Marjalee (Rodger) Smith, Ralph (Patricia) Judd, Anne Judd, Keith (Chris) Judd, Mary (Jeff) Hill, 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, as well as her brothers, Robert (Kathy) Lundquist and Kent (Karen) Lundquist, also many beloved nieces & nephews.

She will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family, her fun sense of humor, and her service to others.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Sat., Feb. 27, 2010, at the Edgemont 6th Ward Chapel, 4065 N. Timpview Dr., Provo, Utah. Family and friends may call Friday evening from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 N., Orem and Sat. from 11:30-12:45 pm prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held at the Orem City Cemetery.