Judith Loretta Pope Stratton, age 61, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Schenectady, New York on June 14,1959 to Charles Edward Pope and Almira Francis Young Pope. She graduated from Ballston Lake Highschool in 1977 and went on to pursue a College degree in early childhood education. She first attend classes at Ricks College, but then transferred to graduated with her bachelors degree at BYU in 1988. She then worked in a kinder care center, and later a daycare center before becoming a full time mother. Judy married her husband Troy Charles Stratton on July 13, 1990 in Cedar City, Utah. Together Troy and Judy raised five children, two sons and three daughters. She became a grandmother to an adoring granddaughter on April 10, 2013. From a young age, Judy wanted to be a mother and once she was she dedicated herself to being the best mother any child could have. She made sure all of her children were educated, taken care of, and unconditionally loved. In her free time Judy loved to read books, take care of her flower beds, and lead cub scout groups. Judy was patient, kind, giving and loving to everyone she knew. She faced every challenge in her life with courage, strength and grace being a shining example to everyone around her.
Judy is survived by her husband, five children, and one grandchild.
Viewing services will be held at the Gillies Funeral Chapel 634 E 200 S, Brigham City, UT 84302 on Wednesday October 7, 2020 from 6pm-8pm. Grave side services will be held at the Cedar City Cemetery 685 N Main St, Cedar City, UT on Friday October 9, 2020 at 11am.
"Judy was a good friend and partner. We served in cub scouts together and spent many afternoons working on projects with young boys in her garage! I really appreciated her help with watching my youngest when I went back to school many years ago! She was a Godsend to me and my family at that time! I also enjoyed sharing gardening stories and making elderberry juice from her bush when she had done her fill. My kids grew up with hers over the years and I have many fond memories of the family. Thank you Judy, for your service in the ward and neighborhood and to my family! We will always think of you fondly. Love, Rachel Lott (and family)"
"Just a short memory I was so nervous to teach with Judy. I knew her and we were friends but I didn?t know if we could teach a primary class together. To my delight it was awesome she brought strength and variety to the class. I loved teaching with her. She has a spot in my heart that I cherish. All my love to her family. Love Sandra Williamson (kunzler)"