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James Rulon Judd Obituary
1952 ~ 2012
-James Rulon Judd, beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, left his mortal life on August 17, 2012. He died in Missoula, MT following the motorcycle credo "Live to Ride and Ride to Live".
Jim, as most know him, was 60 years old and resided in Layton, UT, with his wife of 42 years, Jill Judd. Jim was born on February 18, 1952 in Coalville, UT the fifth of six children to Glen and Lynette Judd.
Jim and Jill, high-school sweethearts, married in Las Vegas, NV on June 13, 1970 and were then sealed in the Manti Temple on July 31, 1974. He has been a loving, wonderful father and grandfather to his soon to be 18 grandchildren. Jim was a giant among his peers, a leader to many and passionate about helping establish workers' rights.
He lived to serve his community, state, and nation. He served as a firefighter for over 20 years, served on the board for Wasatch Peaks Credit Union, was the former President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Utah, President of the Utah AFL-CIO, and vice chairman of the Utah State Democratic Party. Even with all of Jim's vast accomplishments both professionally and civically, he was first and foremost a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had faith in Jesus Christ and in the promise of eternal life. He will be missed by all but never forgotten.
Jim is survived by his parents, his wife, six children: daughter Jennifer (Jeff) Oostyen , daughter Bridgette (James) Saunders, daughter Stephanie (Mike) Norton, son Sean (Brooke) Judd, son Nicholas (Amber) Judd, daughter Jocelyn Judd (Cody Wallentine) and his siblings: Carol Valdez, Sue Judd, Terry Shaw, Kerry Judd, and Nadine McGarry.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bountiful Regional Center, 835 North 400 East, North Salt Lake, UT. An Open House to celebrate Jim's life will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah. Friends may also visit family Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Bountiful Regional Center.
Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
Thank you all for your outpouring of love and support.
In lieu of flowers, they family has requested you register to vote and vote on Nov. 6.
Send condolences to the family at: www.lindquistmortuary.com

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2012
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