Judith Ann Young

03/13/1952 - 03/13/2018
Service Date: 03/19/2018
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 141 N. Macdonald, Mesa, Arizona

Judith Ann Dincher Burkholder Young, of Mesa, AZ died on her 66th birthday March 13, 2018 at 2:47am surrounded by her family and the spirit of the Lord. Born in Williamsport, PA she was the eldest child of Bernard J. and Helen L. (Yoder) Dincher. 

Surviving are her siblings in Pennsylvania: Barbara J. (Mark) Cellini, Williamsport, Thomas M. (Susan) Dincher, Loyalsock, Rita M. (Joseph) DelGrippo, Williamsport, Constance L. (Bart) Howard, Montoursville, and Joseph A. (Michelle) Dincher, Williamsport.  

Judith was preceded in death by her husband Dorsey James (Joe) Burkholder III., with whom she had three beautiful children with: Jody (Craig) Shannon, Mesa, AZ., Aaron (Tonya) Burkholder, Gilbert, AZ., and Marjorie (Samuel) Johns, Mesa, AZ.  Along with her children, she had nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Judith was a 1970 graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Williamsport PA.  Through her parent’s strong teachings, her dedication and perseverance began as a small child and carried on into her adulthood when she retired from Clear Title Agency of AZ., as a V.P. Branch Manager.  Her greatest journey in life was her travel from the small town of Oval, Pennsylvania to Mesa, Arizona in 1983. Judith’s greatest joy in life was her family, her faith, and enjoying God’s great gift of life: the great outdoors. She was a hardworking, loving, giving, strong-willed woman, who always got the job done no matter what the obstacles.

Judy’s viewing is being held Sunday, March 18th from 11am – 1pm at Bunker Family Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 19th at 11am, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 141 N. McDonald Mesa, AZ 85201.


  • My condolences to Judy’s family and anyone that loved her. I have met Judy a few times and been in her home. She was always so welcoming and so nice to me. She was a pleasure to be around like the rest of her loving family.

  • My deepest sympathies on your loss. May you find strength from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: “God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress.” What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn’t intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us.

  • My deepest condolences to the family for your loss.Truly heartbreaking. Our Heavenly Father gives us a beautiful thought when He promises us that soon death will be “swallowed up forever.” (1 Cor. 15:54) Along with this, God also guarantees that ones who have died will be able to live again. (John 5:28,29) I hope these encouraging scriptures can bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

  • Judy was and will always be an inspiration to me. I admired her hardworking spirit but mostly loved her inner beauty and kindness. She was a dear person who I will always miss. She was so proud of her lovely family.

  • My deep condolences to the Young family,
    I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus. It is comforting to note how he viewed death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. Yes, His written word the Bible. In the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14 please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29).
    I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death due to cancer. I truly understand the pain that comes from losing someone so precious to us.
    Written to you in deep sympathy,

  • Janice Dincher Springman

    I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s death. I spoke with my mom this am and heard the news. I didn’t to get to know Judy that well but remember her in high school as happy and fun loving. Prayers for your family.

  • Susan Rolley Cortright

    I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. My condolences to the Dincher sisters.

  • Barbi Blackburn Johnson

    Sending my love & sympathy to Jody, Aaron & Marjorie on the passing of your mother.

  • Rosemary Dincher

    I am so sorry to hear about Judy’s death. I tried to get to the church for the funeral but by the time I found the church it was too late. She was a good daughter,mother and grandmother and will be missed.

  • “Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Cor:13 This was and is Judy, ever aware of her own short comings, she kept striving to be a decent, kind and compassionate woman; reaching upward, even when hope did not come easy, as she grew weary and physically worn out. She always wanted more for you, her children and loved ones. More than she felt capable of giving. She longed for you to be blessed, encouraged and free of life’s intense challenges and heartaches. She hurt right along with each of us. She believed in us. “Honest to God.” was how she would begin a declaration and most often a praise of someone. Accentuating what was good and possible, she wanted to lift us up. Her generosity of heart and home was a gift so many of us were recipients of. She accepted people. I will always remember her quiet, persevering faith, her incredible work ethic, thoughtfulness, and attentiveness to little things. Especially, her example…..sacrifices made, so you could be able to experience more. Her talent for sewing, cooking (including ‘gluten free/specialty food for Amelia), and gifting others. All the dresses and quilts, stitched with love. All the warm and soft PJ’s, specifically, personally picked for each grand child. Her love of beauty, nature and serenity. She was and forever will be, my friend. I am humbled to be part of her family. My love and heart go to all who knew her; especially Marge, my beloved daughter in law, son Sam, your 4 kids, Jodie, Aaron and your amazing families and the Pennsylvania clan. Thank you! Each of you carry something precious of Judy, within you, to comfort and enrich you. Mostly, to sustain you and continue her legacy of grace and goodness. May God be ever present in these tender days. Heart Hugs from Mary and Ken

  • Connie (Dincher) Howard

    Mary, You have said it in the most beautiful way…..thank you so much for being a friend….God Bless..

  • Imiss you soo much mom. Its amazing and comforting to hear how you touched so many lives. Thinking about you every day. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!!!

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