Judy Anderson

5/8/1947 ~ 2/7/2021

Judy Anderson passed away peacefully on February 7, 2021 at Utah Valley Hospital. She was born on May 8, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Robert Scott and Eva Alleen Heaps.  She spent her early years in the Holladay area where she attended William Penn Elementary, Evergreen Jr High and Olympus High School. To her mother’s dismay, Judy did not like dolls or other girly things.   Animals were her passion.  From a young age, Judy had a love for horses. She spent much of her childhood riding and showing them.  She always had a horse.  She passed that love on to her children and much of their childhood was also spent riding and showing horses.   She was so proud that some of her children still share her passion today.  She had a special gift with all animals.  Traveling to the Provo area from Mt. Pleasant was not just a leisurely drive for the Anderson children.  Each child had a window where they were instructed to look in the fences for trapped deer.  She was famous for cutting these deer out of the fence with her plyers which she kept in her glovebox.  Many were saved because of her actions.  It was not unusual for us to have a baby deer, bummer lamb, sick calf or any other animal on our bathroom floor being nursed back to health by our mother.  She would leave her garage door open to feed any stray cat.  She once attracted a skunk and was surprised to get sprayed as she was just trying to feed it.  Judy loved spending time at the family farm.  Judy also had compassion for the sick.  She worked in Sanpete Valley Hospital as a nurse aid for many years.  We appreciate the stories people have shared of how she cared for their loved ones.  She also worked in the Manti Medical Clinic where she was a favorite nurse.  In her later years she continued to care for the elderly in their homes.  She genuinely loved her patients and considered them family.  Family was very important to Judy.  She idolized her brothers and loved and supported her children unconditionally.  She especially loved being a grandma.  She enjoyed having her grandchildren at her house.  She would just quietly watch and listen with joy at their conversations. She was a great cook and made the best lasagna, potato salad, Christmas fudge and homemade jam.  Judy was a big tease and had a fun laugh.  She will be missed.

Judy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She and her husband Peter were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple.  She is survived by her husband, Peter, children, Clint Anderson (JoAnn), Brian Anderson (Keri), Brooke Daniels (Gary), Pete Anderson (Heidi), Tracy Ray (Curtis), Megan Ray (J.J.), 25 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers Paul Heaps (Jean) and Kendall Heaps (Richelle).  Preceded in death by her first born daughter, grandson Keaton Ray, parents Bob and Eva, brother Robert Heaps and his wife Carolyn.  We know the reunion with her loved ones was sweet.

Viewing will be held at Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant, Utah on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11am.  Burial will follow at the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery at 1pm.  

The family wishes to thank her many friends for their love and support of Judy throughout the years.

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13 Responses to “Judy Anderson”

  1. Teresa Cain says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Judy’s passing. She was always so full of life. We used to go on a coke run several times a.week up to the dairy freeze, shopping in Provo and out to see the deer. I remember her poodle Chablis who scratched a hole through the downstairs bathroom door. Judy just replaced the door. I always see her in her blue T-Bird or at the hospital working.
    She was loved by many. All her kids hold a special place in my heart. I am sure all her animals are happy to see her. Kelsey & Teresa Cain

  2. Sherry Berry says:

    I’m really going to miss my best friend of 25 years. I’m glad she could go quickly but I just wish I could have said goodbye.

  3. Liza Lee says:

    So sorry to hear about Judy. She was a good soul.

  4. Kristy Inglish says:

    I’m so sorry. Judy will be missed as someone who always put others before herself. She was always there for my family, and we have many fun memories of her and her pets. If she ever thought we needed anything, she didn’t hesitate to jump in and help, and never made us feel like it was an inconvenience. We’re so thankful to have known her.

  5. Kayle Smith says:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of such a wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  6. Kathi Keisel says:

    I was so sad to hear of her passing! She was such a darling! I spoke with her sometime ago and we had some great laughs! The stories of the love of animals and her grandchildren we’re so great. I’m sure the angels are having a wonderful time with her!
    She will be missed! ♥️

  7. Tim Veldon Judd says:

    I will miss Judy she was such a great lady so happy and full of compassion and loved her grandkids

  8. Jean Heaps says:

    Paul and I will be eternally grateful to Judy for doing all she
    could do make sure our romance turned to marriage! She was always interested in our kids and us and our bakery goodies! She left us
    without saying good by….We will miss her!
    Love, Jean and Paul

  9. Gail Ann Cloward says:

    Dear Anderson Family
    Judy was a special friend to all, no matter how long since seeing one another. She will be missed. I did enjoy working with her,she gave kindness and compassion to all of her patients. God bless.

  10. Dearest family of Judy we are so devastated at the news of. Judy’s passing. We loved Judy and admired her gentleness with older people she was a hell of a nurse. Her cherry attitude kept everyone happy when they were around her. The song that reminds me of her is Holes in the floor of heaven she is watching you today.i think this truly fits. Judy. May god be with you through the time of loss. Just know we loved and highly respected Judy.

  11. Neita Sorensen says:

    Judy was a gentle soul. She was a big comfort to me when I was so scared to have my first C section, years ago..she was so loving and gentle with me and my newborn as I learned about Motherhood. She was always kind to my In laws Betty and Bert Sorensen… a great example. please let The Pete’s know our hugs and prayers are with them at this time.

  12. Suzy Zahler says:

    I am so sad at Judy’s passing. She taught me so much as a new nurse 30 years ago. She was the best! I remember her story of bringing baby pigs to work with her at the hospital so she could turn them and feed them every 2 hours. She was such a joy to work with and taught everyone so much about compassion and the true art of nursing. You will be incredibly missed.

  13. LuCinda Brotherson says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I loved Judy she was always so friendly to me and was there when you needed her. Raised a great family and she will be missed. After losing my mom all I can say is remember the good times. It’s hard to lose mom! Hugs to you all. I’ve been sick and didn’t dare come but my thoughts have been with you all!