Doyle D Judy, 83, of Ammon, passed away November 18, 2021, at Promontory Point Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Doyle was born March 2, 1938, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Alva Clark Judy and Louie Dean Otteson Judy. He grew up in Ammon and attended school there during the winter. As soon as the grass could sustain the cows, the family moved to the dry farm in the hills for the summer and fall. He graduated from Bonneville High School in 1956. He also attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Austria where he learned to speak German. After serving faithfully for 2 ½ years he returned home with a love of the gospel of Jesus Christ, a diamond ring for his sweetheart, and a Volkswagen Beetle for their first car.
On March 3, 1961, he married Karen Faye Rumsey in the Idaho Falls Temple. Doyle and Karen made their home in Ammon, Idaho, where Doyle worked on the valley farm raising alfalfa and cattle, and on the dry farm at Ozone raising wheat and barley and pasturing the cattle herd. During the winter months, he also worked at the sugar factory, did some carpentry, security watch at various business locations, and assisted at the Ammon elevator when farming was out of season.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served diligently in many callings including: teacher in MIA (Mutual Improvement Association), superintendent of MIA, Elder’s Quorum Presidencies, Sunday School Presidency, and counselor in the Bishopric. Doyle and Karen served together in the German Extraction Program where they reviewed German handwritten records to extract names and dates for submission to the church historical records for family history work. He also served a mission with Karen in Palmyra, New York, caring for church historical sites.
Doyle enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and his new skill of wood working that he learned on his mission to Palmyra. He loved getting together with family and friends for ordinary days, special occasions, and every event.
Doyle’s testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the importance of following the prophets was a foundation for his life. Watching children grow and be faithful in gospel living was one of the greatest joys of his life.
Doyle is survived and will be greatly missed by his daughters: Lexine Saunders (David) of Rexburg, Idaho; Karadean Grayson (Steve) of Ammon, Idaho; JoLyn Dahl (Jason) of Labelle, Idaho; Anese Harmon (Neil) of Provo, Utah; sons: Claine Judy (Deanna) of Pocatello, Idaho; and Kendal Judy (Marla) of Labelle, Idaho; 29 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Karen; and his brothers, Gary, Darwin, Lynn, Robert, and Steven.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the Comore Loma Ward, 4375 E. Sunnyside Road, with Bishop Sean Finch officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, and Saturday from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Ammon Cemetery.
For those unable to attend, the services will be available to watch via the following Zoom link: http://zoom.us/j/98520845245?pwd=akp0NVVrZXZHL25May8weG95Y3hUdz09.