Judith Elaine “Judy” Roberts, passed away peacefully on Dec. 11, 2018, surrounded by her husband of 53 years and her loving children.
After struggling with diabetes for decades, Judy surprised us all by having a sudden heart attack while watching the holiday movie Christmas Vacation with Jerry by her side (a family tradition). She was transported to the ICU, where she remained unconscious while her children gathered then peacefully returned home to the loving arms of her parents and her savior.
Judy was born in Portland, Oregon, on April 12, 1943, to Wellington Casper “Bill” Phelps and Florence Ella “Polly” Parker. After a wonderful childhood in Oregon, Judy traveled to Provo, Utah, to attend BYU where she met the love of her life, Jerry Lee Roberts. They were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple on June 8, 1965, and spent the next 20 years in Afton, Wyoming, where all five of their children were born. In 1985 they relocated to St. George, Utah where they reside today.
While her passing was so unexpected, as we were just vacationing with her in Mexico over Thanksgiving, we know that she was ready, more than any of us, to return home. We are so grateful for these last 10-15 years that she worked so hard for, battling her diabetes and all that it brings with it, in order to spend more time with her children and their families.
Judy is survived by her husband, Jerry; children Craig, Cory (Francisca “Kika”), Trina Morrison, Tara (Joseph “Joe”) Jorgensen, Tawna (Adam) Chesley; 13 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
- Funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon at the River Ridge Chapel, 2434 Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah.
- Visitations will be held Friday, Dec. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd. and Saturday, prior to services from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church.
- Interment will be in Tonaquint Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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