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Obituary

Doug Judy

January 12th, 1940 - January 6th, 2022









Douglas “Doug” Merrill Judy, 81, of Ammon passed away peacefully, on Thursday, January 6, 2022 in his home surrounded by his beloved wife and family.

Doug was born on January 12, 1940 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Rulon Clifford Judy and Marjorie Merrill Judy, and was the second of six children.

“Well, the thing of it is,” Dad was a really good story teller. He especially loved to talk about his mission to the Central Atlantic States. Dad was a hard worker and taught all of his posterity the importance of working hard no matter what. Dad worked at several jobs, the Sugar Beet Factory, Golden Valley, the Pumice Pits, J M J Elevator, the Church Farm, Rocknaks Hardware, and he also drove truck for Judy Ida-Mon Ranches. Dad had a wonderful sense of humor and liked to joke about how all of the places he worked for would shut down not long after he had worked there. Dad loved animals especially his horses and dogs. He has several stories about his different dogs like Kink, Boomer and Gus. And he also could share many stories about some of his horses like Apache, Sandy, Flick, and Sally.

Dad was athletic and was involved in many different sports such as rodeo, track, football, he was a part of the first wrestling team at Bonneville High School, and he was on the Trampoline team. Dad was very active and loved to hunt, camp and was always going up to the dry farm. Whenever he needed to escape he would drive what he called the “back roads” for hours. Dad was a farmer & rancher and was always working hard in the fields and on the farm, but his specialty was kid wrangling whether it was goats or children. Dad was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and filled many callings such as Family History Specialist, Elders Quorum President, and High Councilman.

Dad knew from the moment that he met Miss Terry Lynne Fisher at the 1962 February Stake Conference that she was the one. After a whirlwind courtship, they were married on April 27, 1962, in the Idaho Falls Temple. Dad was deeply devoted to Mom and his family until the end. Dad had a very active, fun, and fulfilling life, but, perhaps the best part about Dad’s life was how he made sure that everyone felt loved, important, and accepted.

Doug is survived by his loving wife Terry Judy; his fourteen children, Dell Mitchell (Tristin) Judy, Teresa (Kenney) Swallow, Delene (Rodney) Richins, Bethia (Boyd) Messenger, Merrilee (Jeff) Haroldsen, Bryce Douglas (Kim) Judy, LaDawn (Don) Albaugh, Marinda (Christian) Taylor, Taletha Judy, Merrill Clifford (April) Judy, Marina (Mathew) Hansen, TeraLyn (Shaun) Rocknak, Jarom Ira (Dawn) Judy, and Lane Aaron (Mallory) Judy; 71 grandchildren, plus one on the way; and 57 great grandchildren, plus one on the way. He is also survived by his siblings, Margene (Lennis) Tirrell, Lyle (Donean-Deceased) Judy, Dan (Carla) Judy, DiAnn Pierson, and Max Judy.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents, and two grandsons Cody Allen Messenger and David Paul (Skeeter) Judy.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday January 14, 2022, at the Ammon Foothills Stake Center, 3934 E. 49th S. Ammon, Idaho 83406. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road and Friday from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Ammon Cemetery.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.com