On November 17, 2022, Michael Vance Judd was called home unexpectedly, with his family by his side. Michael was born on September 2, 1955 in Mesa, Arizona to Vance H. Judd and JoAnn Louise Rogers. He married Tina Gayle Everett on June 2, 1978 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. He is survived and greatly missed by Tina, his wife of 44 years; his brother Roger; his children Tracy (Jeff) Standage; Jessica (Derrick) Passey; Ryan (Melissa) Judd; Sarah (Spencer) Richards; and eight grandchildren, who were his delight.
Throughout his life, Michael worked in many positions in sales, customer service, and most recently as a Field Risk Specialist, a job that he enjoyed very much. He faithfully served in many Church callings over his lifetime, including as a High Councilor, member of three Bishoprics, as a Temple Worker, and most recently as a Primary teacher for the CTR 5-6 class, which was his favorite calling. In his free time, Michael enjoyed spending time at the gun range and loved playing with his grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bunker’s Garden Chapel at 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona, 85201. A brief viewing will also be held Monday, November 28, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. at the Lehi Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1430 N. Grand, Mesa, Arizona, 85201. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. Interment will then take place at the Mesa City Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.
Micheal was a voice of wisdom and he was a great friend and work buddy. I will miss our talks about the scriptures and of course politics.
I knew Michael through work at DataScan. He was a nice guy. Enjoyed talking to him. Always was positive, had a smile on his face and was nice to be around him. I was sadden when I heard the news. Could not believe what I heard. Prayers and thoughts go out to his family.
In the very brief time I was given to experience the joyful sweetness of Michael Judd it most definitely left an impression. His peaceful and positive demeanor will be missed by me.
We are so sorry to hear this news. We have so many wonderful memories with Tina, Sarah, all of you kids and of course, your Dad. Always a smile and kindness. May he Rest In Peace and we’re thinking of all of you. Much love to you all from all of us. I’ll be sure to come and pay my respects to Mike on Sunday.
It was always nice to come to Arizona from California to see our cousins Mike and Roger and of course Aunt Joanne and Uncle Vance.
So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing…He was a fun cousin! He will be missed!
Love and Prayers to the family ❤️🙏
Our condolences to you and your family.
So sorry to hear the news. We have enjoyed working at the temple with you and Mike. Hugs and peace to you and your family.
Tina..I am so sorry for your loss..it has been many years since I have seen you both..my condolences to you and your family
Dear Judd family – Our Julianne sent this sad note along. Our prayers will be fervent for all of you. We are privileged to know you from our young married days, living on Juniper Street, sharing friendships because of our preschool children most every day. That is how I’ll remember Mike. Young, dark hair, and a great husband and father. We will love you always, because of those sweet days. ❤️
Dear Judd Family,
I am sending my sincere condolences to you , I know he was a good man and father who I talked with few years ago. The Good Lord will see you through out this period of mourning. May his soul rest in peace.
Dearest Tina & Family, my heart aches for U my Sweet Cousin & for your Precious Family . We R soo sad for Your Loss ! We Love U & Michael soo very much. We R praying for U everyday, that Our Heavenly Father will Bless You & Comfort You . Thank Goodness for the Gospel & the knowledge we have . Love You with All my Heart Marline & Michael
Whenever my family visited our AZ cousins, and being slightly older than my cousin Mike, I saw that he was always pleasant; a very sweet and kind boy. Then having moved to AZ a few decades later, it was a joy to cross paths again from time to time, and see that he had grown into a pleasant, sweet and kind man! We send our love to Tina and family, and pray for your peace and comfort during this tender time.
My fondest memories of Mike include his ability to welcome young couples coming to the Temple to be married. He always made them feel welcome, and at the same time, to set an example of how to be a warm and caring partner in an eternal marriage. One young patron commented to me that Brother Judd set an example of calmness and respect that he wanted to have in his marriage. Whether by word, or by action, Mike was always a Christ-like example.