Judith Ann Hollingsworth Hamblin, 75 passed away June 24, 2021 at her home in Monroe. Born December 14, 1945.
Once upon a Christmas time in Heber City, Utah, Mary Ellen and Vernon Hollingsworth brought home a tiny baby girl to their daughter, Shana (Ted) Ellison, Fruit Heights; their daughter Kelley (Lee) Gregory, Fort Mojave, AZ; and their son, Sheral (Sharon) Hollingsworth, Monticello. Later, the charmed but humble little family would welcome two more sons, James and Wesley Hollingsworth (both now deceased, sadly).
Little Judy grew up to defy almost all odds, save leukemia . She excelled in school, despite her family constantly moving. She was crowned Homecoming Queen of Kanab High School, where she met her true love, Ron Hamblin. She sewed costumes for the Shakespearean Festival in Cedar, while he served the Navajo People on his mission. They married in the St. George Temple and had four beautiful babies of their own! Lance (Marion) Hamblin, Draper; Tyler James (deceased); Angie (Dave) Card, Monroe; and Ronda Jill (Clint) Anderson, Annabella, Utah.
Judy spent her days sprinkling her humble home with fairy dust and cooking up magical things to eat. Her time went to helping people find their way home–literally, through her career as founder/broker of Hometown Realty. She will always love each one of her little Cub Scouts and “Sunbeams.” Judy baked and decorated one of her famous birthday cakes for every sister in her Monroe 4th Ward when she served there as Relief Society president.
The dozen lucky souls who eventually found their way to Grandma’s loving, historic Victorian home on Main Street in Monroe are Zach, Hannah, Eli, Luke, and Hope Jarnagin; Broox, Jaryn, Carter, Sierra, and Trinity Anderson; and Emma and Jacob Hamblin. These young students tried to stay at school, but often the call of Grandma’s house so close by was just too much. They would become “sick” and find their way across the street, or simply linger a few too many minutes over the home-cooked food in her kitchen, after the lunch bell had rung. One tiny great-grand has also found his way there, despite being named “Maverick.”
When her 74 years of near-perfect health came to a close, the aforementioned characters developed heartfelt thanks for each and every worker and nurse at LDS Hospital. We will forever be indebted to Kevin Anderson, Blake Meier, Peter, and Doctors Gabrielle Motyakova, Mitchell, Sharma, Hunter, Phyguen and Minh. We owe to these wonderful professionals the last and best 15 months of our lives. Thank you!
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 9, 2021 at 12:00 Noon in the Monroe 4th Ward Chapel, 49 East 200 North where friends may call from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Burial will be Saturday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Kanab City Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kanab 3rd, 4th and 5th Ward Chapel, located at 20 West Center from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com