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Judy Nelson

November 1, 1949 — December 10, 2017

In the early morning of December 10, 2017, Judy Ann Bradbury Nelson passed away peacefully from complications of Multiple Sclerosis at Willow Glen Health and Rehab at the age of 68. The youngest of two brothers, one sister and two half brothers, Judy was born November 1, 1949, to Larue Hillman and Cecil James Bradbury.

Judy graduated from Box Elder High School and married the love of her life, Robert Oleen Nelson, on June 29, 1968.  They were sealed for time and all eternity April 12, 1977, in the Ogden Utah temple. Together they raised four children: Lisa (Lance) Larkin, Brady (Lori) Nelson, Riley Nelson, and Kaydee Nelson. She is survived by her children, husband, and ten grandchildren. Judy was an avid cheerleader of each of her children’s activities, showing her love and support for them.

Judy was foremost a treasured wife, mother, grandmother and friend because of the joy she found spending time with those she cherished. The most important thing to Judy was to be home with her family, and the Nelsons fondly remember playing cards, making Christmas candy, and camping trips. Robert and Judy helped create a magical childhood for their grandchildren through animals, rides in the family trolley, and special holiday traditions.

She looked forward to her daily Coca-Cola, chocolate and classic tv shows. She was a loyal fan of the Utah Jazz and BYU. Her hobbies included Cross Stitch, crocheting, and quilting. Judy eventually became the quilting director of Bear River Second Ward. She had a deep love for her family pets.

Judy was very active in her church and served in the scouts, Relief Society, as the Primary President, and spent many years doing data entry extraction for family history research. She also supported her husband as bishop for several years.

Judy spent several years as a school lunch cook but her true passion was working with students with special needs in the classroom and as a special needs bus aide. As Judy’s health regressed, she had to cut back in other aspects of life, but she continued to foster connections with people with special needs.

Multiple sclerosis hit Judy at the young age of 31, and even though her health continued to decline, she was still a joy to be around because of her optimism and laughter. Even through 37 years of battle, Judy never complained and faced her challenges with determination, hope and good humor. She leaves behind a legacy of courage, faith, and love that her children and grandchildren are proud to inherit. Her husband, Robert, has tenderly cared for her all these years, a beautiful example to their family of true love and devotion.

The Nelson family would like to thank Dr. Lish and Willow Glen Health & Rehab Center's staff for such wonderful, kind care.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Bear River City LDS Chapel (5870 N 4700 W). Viewings will be held on Wednesday evening, December 13, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 P.M. at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N 100 E) and at the church prior to the funeral service from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M.

Graveside services and interment will follow the funeral service at the Bear River City Cemetery.

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