Judy Ann Vaughn, 78, of Boise, Idaho, passed away on October 31, 2020.
Judy was born in Burley, Idaho to DeVal Buttars and Helen Marae Garner on March 28, 1942. She had 2 siblings; an older brother Ronald and a younger sister Catherine. She loved to run around with her brother and his friends playing sports after all her work was done around the house. She attended Burley High School and graduated in1960. She went on to earn a degree in Business at the Nevada College of Commerce in Las Vegas where she lived with her grandmother Cora Bateman Garner. She returned to Burley after college and worked as a bank teller.
She married Albert H. Vaughn on June 15, 1962. They moved to Pocatello for 2 years where Albert was attending Idaho State University. She continued to work as a bank teller for 11 more years while moving from Pocatello, to New Meadows, to WoodsCross California and then back to Idaho where Albert finished some schooling at the University of Idaho in Moscow. They then moved back to New Meadows before landing in Kuna, Idaho where they lived for 14 years from 1973-1987. Judy was an Elementary Secretary at Indian Creek Elementary for many of those years.
Judy had 3 children, Cheri, Kerri and Lance. They enjoyed growing up in Kuna where Judy and Albert had built their first home right next to an Elementary School. The kids felt like they had a super sized yard to play in. Camping and riding motorcycles was one of their favorite family activities.
Judy was a hard worker. She worked full time at the school and then would come home cook an amazing meal, keep house, work in the yard and still make it to all of her children’s sporting events.
Judy was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had many callings, Primary teacher, Young Women’s President, Relief Society teacher, and was always faithful in her visiting teaching assignments. She had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ.
In 1987 Judy and Albert moved up North to Orofino, Idaho for a couple of years where Judy went back to being a bank teller. In 1989 they moved back to Emmett, Idaho to be closer to the kids. Judy never worked out in the public again but enjoyed devoting her time to serving her children and grandchildren. She loved to do family history, go to the temple weekly and for a few years she had a crafting business with Cheri and later helped with her preschool.
Judy loved to spend time with her 3 children, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Serving them brought her joy. One of her favorite trips was a cruise to the Mediterranean with Cheri, Kerri, and Cindy.
Judy will be terribly missed by her family, friends and all those who loved her. Until we meet again.
Due to CO-VID restrictions, private family services will be held for Judy on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 1:00pm, at Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise. The event will be livestreamed – link is located below.
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