Farmington, Utah

Judith Morgan Latham, 81, of Farmington, Utah, passed away on January 22, 2024 of natural causes related to long battle with dementia.

Judy was born on March 12, 1942 to Wayne Spencer and Georgeva Giles Morgan in Salt Lake City, Utah. After Judy graduated from East High School in 1960, she went on to study early childhood education at the University of Utah. During her school years and early adult life, Judy was a great help to her family as her mother traveled with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and fought terminal cancer.

Judy was a dedicated educator with a passion for teaching first grade. She taught for many years at West Kearns Elementary and several other schools. She taught countless students how to read, giving many underprivileged children a better chance at life. She never spent an evening just relaxing; every spare minute was spent coloring reading materials, cutting, laminating, grading papers and finding creative ways to engage her class in reading.

She taught her children, through her example, the meaning of hard work. There was no task too large. From fixing the roofing on her home, weeding the garden, to canning food for hours on end, she was tireless. She worked to raise her 5 daughters often as a single mother on a schoolteacher’s salary.

Judy was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She relied on her relationship with God as she endured many difficulties in life. She also served as a primary chorister (her favorite calling), primary president, relief society president, stake young women’s president, and the most memorable for her children – road show director.

George and Judy were married on November 09, 1991 and later sealed in the Jordan River Temple on May 21, 2011, and then served in the England Birmingham Mission from 2011 to 2013. George and Judy’s relationship and love for one another continued to grow during their 30+ years of marriage. George showed unconditional love and complete devotion as her battle with dementia continued to worsen. He held her hand and told her she was beautiful until the day she died.

Family Who Went Before

Judy was preceded in death by her father W. Spencer Morgan, mother Georgeva Giles, sisters Shauni Morgan, Marlene Kesler and brother-in-law M. Reed Sprague.

Family She Left Behind

She is survived by her husband George Latham, daughters Marilene (Brad) Bennett, Jennifer (Gary) Fischer, Lisa (Rick) Snyder, Juliet De Chazal, Margot (PJ) Pauni, her step-children Jeffrey (Lennie) Latham, Melinda (Jason) Beachell, Heather (Jeff) Davis, Lisa (Jason) Hickenlooper, her siblings Carol Beal, brother-in-law Larry Kesler, Spencer W. (Donna) Morgan, Laurie (Phillip) Sainsbury, Cheryl (M. Reed) Sprague, her 13 grandchildren and 3 ½ great grandchildren.

We’d like to thank the staff at The Peaks Memory Care Center, and Ashley at Inspiration Home Health & Hospice for caring for Judy in her final year on earth.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1533 North 1075 West, Farmington, Utah. A viewing will be held beginning at 9:30 AM prior to services. Interment: Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road.

In lieu of flowers, take time to listen to a child read or donate time or money to Primary Children’s Medical Center.

Services

Viewing

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1533 North 1075 West
Farmington, UT 84025

Funeral Service

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1533 North 1075 West
Farmington, UT 84025

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

Life Story Info

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Jan 23, 2024

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George I am sorry to hear that Judith passed away. I know exactly what You are going through, the grief. The loneliness. Being able to touch her and talk to her anytime 24 seven.

My Mary died four years ago after 51 years of being together with such a sweet person. All of my life I have been able to control my emotions. And now just about anything can send me out of control. A person that has not experienced the loss of a sweet heart does not feel the pain.

If you need someone to talk to or Cry with Give me a call

David Clark 602 319 6744

David Clark , Mesa, AZ, US Jan 27, 2024

George so sorry to read about your wife passing. You are a real trooper to handle her condition for these years. From what I read she worked hard enough for two life times and blessed many people. I sent Roger Oblad and Dave Clark an email notifying them of her passing. I hope we can re connect when things settle down. I live in Vernal Utah.

Jim Bennion

801 644 1380

James Bennion , vernal , UT, US Jan 25, 2024

George so sorry to read about your wife passing. You are a real trooper to handle her condition for these years. From what I read she worked hard enough for two life times and blessed many people. I sent Roger Oblad and Dave Clark an email notifying them of her passing. I hope we can re connect when things settle down. I live in Vernal Utah.

Jim Bennion

801 644 1380

James Bennion , vernal , UT, US Jan 25, 2024

Dear Margot, I am so sorry to see that your mother has passed away. David and I are thinking of you at this time.

RoAnne Rodeback , Bountiful, UT, US Jan 23, 2024

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