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Judy Ann Anderson

Judy Ann Anderson

Judy Ann Unser Anderson, 76, laced up her “boots made for walking” and marched into her next life in the early afternoon of May 25, 2024, in Cedar City, Utah. Though saddened, her children – Mike (Shonda), Jill (Jerry), Lee Ann (Brian), and Danny (Andrea) – find comfort knowing she is reunited with her husband of 50 years, David Anderson, and freed from the cruel grip of Alzheimer’s disease.

Judy was born to Sebastian and Alice Piatz Unser on June 15, 1947, in Vallejo, California. She frequently talked of growing up with her sister and only sibling, Jackie, in her beloved “hometown,” Benicia, California, and her claim of the town’s perfect weather (she never did enjoy Utah winters) before moving to Tooele, Utah, when she was 15. After graduating from Tooele High, a chance meeting while “dragging Main Street” led to a whirlwind Nevada elopement with her sweetheart Dave – a secret kept from her own children for years!

God was central to Judy’s life as she attended Catholic services with her Aunt Dorothy and Uncle John and continued to play a significant role in her life after Dave introduced her to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake City temple on April 23, 1971.  She faithfully served in various church callings for decades.

Judy was a dedicated professional who worked her way up from the school cafeteria to retiring as the Food Service Coordinator of the Tooele County School District. Her dedication trickled into her personal life as she diligently walked 10,000 steps and never left her house without hair, makeup, and outfit to the nines. Judy was quick to smile, full of personality that made her a lot of fun to tease, and unafraid to speak her mind candidly, a trait certainly passed down to her daughters and granddaughters. Grounded in faith, Judy served diligently while also exhibiting creativity when needed, like dressing down hooky-bobbing teens with spontaneous, memorable (if not publicly repeatable) expletives. Above all, this genuine warmth and humble nature touched innumerable lives.

While seldom outwardly mushy, Judy’s love for her family was unmistakable. Her love for her 15 original grandchildren and ever-expanding clan, now comprising 43 “grand” descendants, was strong and abiding. Each and every one was clearly loved by her deeply.

Services Saturday, June 1: Viewing 11 am-12:30 pm, Funeral 1 pm at 428 S Hale St, Grantsville, UT. Interment: Grantsville Cemetery under the care of

Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

We’ll miss you, Judy, but we’re looking forward to hearing about the new memories you’re creating with Dave! Love you.

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