Judith Ann Iverson, 82, passed away May 12, 2021. She was born March 13, 1939 to James Edward Tait and LaVaun Petersen Tait.
Judy spent several years living in Salt Lake on the family farm before moving to Ephriam, UT. Here she lived some time with her grandma Larson. She loved her grandma and she was grateful for the time she got to spend with her. When she was in her teens her family moved to Henderson, Nevada where she met and married Lawrence Hardy in 1954.
Judy and Lawrence settled in La Verkin, UT to start their family where they had 5 children: Connie, Chris, Chuck, Clare, and Colleen. It was during this time she met many friends and started their life long friendships.
She later remarried Malin Adams Iverson and they had two daughters Cherisse and Dina Holly. They lived out their lives together in Washington, UT spending lots of time in Pinto, UT at their cabin, tending their cattle and improving their property.
Spending most of her life in Utah, Judy preferred to spend her time and energy working on the farm with her husband, Malin. While she didn’t travel much, she loved to talk about the history of the areas in which she lived. Those who knew Judy can recall her impressive memory and vivid storytelling.
Judy was a woman who loved to work. She spent her early years working tirelessly to raise her children. As the years went on she spent long hours on the farm with her family. From packing lunches to branding cows, she did it all right beside her sweetheart. In her spare time, she loved piecing quilts for friends and family. Spending numberless hours on her projects, Judy skillfully sewed countless beautiful quilts. Many can also recall her working in her yard in recent years. Being youthful at heart she was always determined to do laborious tasks on her own.
Friends and family can all attest, Judy was a huge Utah Jazz fan. Just like a professional sports broadcaster, she was known to call her friends to give play-by-plays of most of their games. As Judy focused intensely, “did you see that?!” was often heard as she watched the game with her family.
Anyone who met her can affirm, Judy was undoubtedly one of the most kind, generous, spirited, and thoughtful people that any of us have known. She handwrote letters to so many, asking earnest questions and remembering unique characteristics of each individual. Those who married into the family hold dear the memories of meeting Judy for the first time as she made them feel right at home, and seemed to love them effortlessly like she did her own children and grandchildren. Her heart was always filled with compassion for those struggling in any circumstance. Judy never hesitated to give what she could if it could provide relief to another.
Judy loved spending time with her grandchildren. They cherish memories of elaborate treasure maps leading to actual buried treasure, catching snakes and lizards, and piggyback rides until those grandchildren were as big as she was. As her grandchildren grew into adults, she would often reminisce about the fond memories of their time together.
Even in her final hours, feeling at peace herself, she worried about the wellbeing of her loved ones. As her family visited, she recalled fond memories of time spent together and expressed her deep love for each of them.
She is preceded in death by: Father- James Edward Tait Mother- LaVaun Petersen Tait Pentico Sisters- Bonnie Joan, Jill Mary, Michaele Renee
Brothers- James Ronald Tait, Buddy Charles Pentico, Michael Sherman Pentico, Patrick William Pentico , Son- George Christian Hardy Spouse- Malin Adams Iverson
She is survived by: Children- Connie Ann (Vance) Covington, Charles Edward (Debbie) Hardy, Lawrence Clare (Laurie) Hardy, Colleen LaVaun Boyd, Cherisse Iverson, Dina Holly (Robert) Blazzard and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Step Children: Merwin Jay (Donna) Iverson, Ralph (Julia) Iverson, Donald Iverson, Elaine (Craig) Cooper, Doug (joy) Iverson
While her family and friends feel the loss of Judy Iverson deeply, they are grateful for the precious time spent with her and the beautiful memories made. Their hearts are filled with joy knowing that she is reunited with her dear husband Malin, and the family that went before her.
Funeral services will be held on Monday May 17, 2021 at 11:00 am in the LDS Chapel located at 82 North Main Street, Washington, UT. There will be a viewing at the same location on Sunday evening May 16, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and again prior to services on May 17, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:45. Interment will be in the Washington, Utah Cemetery following the service.
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