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Judy Ann Borup peacefully passed away and returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, with family by her side.
Judy was born on May 15, 1950 in Blackfoot, Idaho. She was the oldest child of Joe and Anna Jemmett. Her younger siblings are Joe, Jan and Jill. She was given the name “Judith” but hated it. She would much prefer to be called Judy. Sometimes she even referred to herself as “Jessica”. She liked that name. Jessica loves fudge.
She married the love of her life, Keith Stewart Borup, on March 6th, 1970, in the Logan Utah Temple. This year they celebrated fifty wonderfully sweet years together… and were still getting those date nights in on Friday nights. They were just as much in love as they were all those years ago… and even more. Keith says definitely much much more. He says that their love has been steadily growing stronger the last few years.
Keith built their home in Meridian, Idaho where they raised their six children. When we were young, she loved to snuggle up and rock with her kids on the love seat. She would rock back and forth and softly stroke our hands. Holding hands gave her great comfort. She was also an expert hugger… she even gave us hugging lessons so that we could be good huggers too. Judy always encouraged her children to build forts, cook, create and make lots of messes. Creativity was more important to her than having a perfectly clean house. She was a mom not only to her six children but to an assortment of her children’s friends who found safety and refuge within the walls of her home. She put a lot of prayer and effort into her role of being a wife and mother because she really wanted to do it right. She did an amazing job. She raised six very strong kids. Mom, we will be okay…. and we will help Dad be okay too.
Judy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a deep testimony of the gospel. She studied her scriptures diligently and loved the Book of Mormon. She faithfully served and magnified each calling she had throughout her life. The last several years she has worked in the area of Family History. She has worked in the Family History library, trained many people and done a lot of research on our own family lines. She found great strength and comfort in doing this service. She also spent many days serving in the Lord’s holy temples. She has helped thousands of people come unto Christ.
Judy overcame every fear and challenge that she faced… even her fear of bees. She taught us that Heavenly Father is aware and cares about all the tiny details of our lives. She taught us how to tap into the healing power of the Savior and always find peace. She was an example and a hero to us all. In our eyes, she was victorious. She loved her Heavenly Father completely. She knew that she was a daughter of a King and that He loved her. She learned to trust in her Savior and in His atonement. She knew that He would always help her. He always has.
She found great joy in her family---her husband, Keith, and her children Julie, Christy, Brent, Karen, Michael and Daniel along with their spouses and 23 grandchildren. She was an amazing wife, mom and grandma.
We miss you already and will love you forever!
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