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Judy Christine (Nielsen) Dahl

05/08/1941 - 02/17/2024
Service Date: 02/27/2024
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 618 S Signal Butte Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207
Visitation Date: 02/27/2024
Visitation Time: 10:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 618 S Signal Butte Rd, Mesa, AZ 85207
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

Judy Christine Nielsen Dahl (82) was called back to her heavenly home on February 17, 2024 in Mesa, AZ. She was born on May 8,1941 in Logan, UT.

They lived in Logan until June 1942 after which the family spent time at a few military facilities.  They moved to Brigham City, UT in 1945 where Judy grew up.  In 1957 when Judy was 16 years old, the family moved briefly to Fullerton, CA. They then came to Arizona, first living in Glendale before  finally settling in Phoenix in 1958. She graduated from Washington High School.

Judy met Richard J. Dahl Jr. at Phoenix College and fell in love. They were married on June 26, 1961 in the Mesa Arizona Temple.  After spending more than 55 years living in the north Phoenix area, Dick and Judy moved to East Mesa to live closer to some of their children and grandchildren.

Judy is preceded in death by her father William Durrell (Quig) Nielsen, her mother LaVon Bott Nielsen, and sister- in-law Glenda Hodgson Nielsen. Judy is survived by her husband Richard J. Dahl, Jr., her five children – Melanie Lowder (Doug) of Vancouver, WA, Gretchen Allen (Covel) of Mesa, AZ, Jon Dahl (Becky) of White Rock, NM, Allison Thompson (David) of Tucson, AZ and Rick Dahl (Marla) of San Tan Valley, AZ, her siblings Durrell Nielsen (Janelle)of Bountiful, UT, Kathy Erickson (Brent) Manti, UT, Steven Nielsen (Glenda) of Mesa, AZ and Lizabeth Archibald (David) of Bountiful, UT, 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Judy was a devoted daughter, sister, wife and mother. She loved talking with family members and finding out more about them. She had many talents and interests and was an accomplished pianist and seamstress. She loved dance, particularly tap dancing. She was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many callings including Relief Society president and Family History Center Director. She was skilled at finding lost ancestors and completing their work. You could find her traipsing around cemeteries wherever her ancestors could be found and gathering details about her family.  Genealogy was her true passion.

Expressions of sincere appreciation are given to Julia Joy and the staff at Citrus Manor for their tender care of Judy during her time there. We are grateful for the special relationship Julia and Mom shared.

We miss her greatly and look forward to the day when we will all be together again. Love you, Mom!


Memorial services are Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 11:00 am, preceded by a visitation at 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 618 S. Signal Butte Mesa, AZ.  Judy will be interred at the Mesa City Cemetery.




Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Debbie (Cluff) Crandell

    Our families go way back, full of wonderful memories with the Dahl’s. My thoughts and prayers are with Dick and the kids. Judy will be forever in my heart!

  • Spent many hours with her on the piano and us rehearsing for some musical thing. We use to comment we were the same age.

  • Some of my earliest childhood memories include the Dahl Family. We moved into the Paradise Valley Branch in 1967, and grew up together. Both your mom and dad were always involved in Branch and Ward activities. I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing away. I am grateful for the times we had together, growing up, and I want you to know I look back with the fondest of memories of your family.

  • I adored Judy. She was always up for anything. Her sewing projects were helpful to so many! I loved her children and Dick as well. What a great family!

  • Judy was great fun to be around. I’ll never forget the fun trip to England we took together along with Rick Price to do genealogy research. She’s the one who sparked my interest in genealogy and helped get me started. Judy was a joy to be around and will be greatly missed.

  • We were so honored to be able to care for and love your mom.

  • Christina Stevens

    I am so sorry to hear about Judy’s passing. She was always so good to me. I remember all the beautiful sewing and I remember her helping me with my wedding. I love her and her family. She raised some wonderful children!

  • Judy was a fun sweetheart through and through! My hyacinth that she gave me many years ago is blooming profusely right now just as her smile always bloomed! She was a friend of untold boundaries in fun and spirituality.

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