Keith Judd, age 83, died Aug. 12, 2020 in St. George Utah
Our dear husband, father and grandfather, Keith Judd was born July 30, 1937 in Kanab, Utah to Warren Dart Judd and Olive Brooksby Judd. He had 5 brothers and one sister: Warren, Albin, Alma, Tharon, Darlene, and Lawrence. He attended elementary school and graduated from Fredonia High School May 13, 1952. He married his sweetheart, Carol White also from Fredonia on June 4, 1960. In this union they were blessed with 4 children: Tina Judd (Doug Deardorff), JoLynn Bunting (Kevin), Toni Sadlier (Evan), and Tim Judd (Lori).
Keith and Carol were later sealed for time and all eternity in the St. George Temple, December 3, 1977. They have 14 grandchildren: Lacy Colson, Scott Colson (Shado), Hannah Colson (Coy Mutchie), Naomi Sarai Brinkerhoff (Clint), Brandy Mayer, Stasha Hoyt (Nate), Kevin Ty Bunting (Kaylie), Jamie Lee Anderson, Dusti Anderson (Justin Dutton), Madison Sadlier, Nicholas Judd (Mary), Kalub Judd, and Dori Olive Judd. 25 great-grandchildren: Rylan, Gunner, Judd, Scotty, Ivory Lace, Annika, Tristin, Mason, Levi, Sadie, Alissa, Anika, Silas, Aubrey, Traeger, Colt, Jaxson, Lila, Carter, Boden, Treyston, Brennen, Dreyden, Noah, and Tytus.
Keith went into the U.S. Army June 26, 1956. He received and honorable discharge June 7, 1959. Some of his military duties were the military police and the CIA. He was proud to serve the country he loved so much. After the Army he worked for Tommy Finicum doing plaster work. Then he went to work for ADOT at Page Port of Entry in 1960. Keith and Carol then transferred to Parker, Arizona, where he was soon promoted to “inspector in charge.” At the time, he was too sort to join the Arizona Highway Patrol, but when they lowered the height restriction he was able to join on November 11, 1968. He was in Academy class 12 which graduated in March 1969. His original badge number was 432, but changed with the realignment of badge numbers to 535. His service to the citizens of Arizona was 36 years between his time spent with ADOT and DPS. He was in and survived 2 shootings. Keith retired from DPS October 30, 1992. After retirement, he worked for the US Forest Service for a few years in the fire tower at Jacob Lake and building guzzlers and corrals.
Keith had a strong testimony and a deep love of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the bishopric of Fredonia 1st Ward, he worked with the Boy Scouts, also with the Young Men and High Priests. Keith and Carol worked in the St. George Temple for many years. They served 2 full-time missions for the Church, the first in Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar mission from September 2001 to February 2003. There they were an office couple and worked in an orphanage in a city called Darhan on the Russian Border. Shortly thereafter they served a mission at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City, Utah July 2005 to July 2006, where they worked security in personal protection for the brethren. During these missions many wonderful friends were made.
Keith was welcomed home by his parents, Warren Dart Judd and Olive Brooksby Judd, brothers: Warren, Albin, Alma, and sister Darlene.
Keith and Carol loved adventure, they traveled to many countries of the world and reached their goal to travel to all 50 US states. He was a cowboy at heart, who loved animals, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time in the great outdoors. They developed close friendships in their ATV group and rode many miles throughout the states of Utah, Arizona and Nevada. Keith’s loved for Carol and family always took top priority. Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend will be greatly missed.
A Family Memorial for Keith will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Mosdell Mortuary. There will be a public viewing at the mortuary on Friday, August 21 from 7 to 8 PM (Utah time) and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 AM. Burial in the Fredonia Cemetery. The family memorial will be live streamed at https://iframe.dacast.com/b/101390/c/530237.
Link to Service: Keith Judd Service