Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 25, 2014
Diane Warr Judd

Obit Diane Warr JuddDiane Warr Judd, beloved wife and mother, cherished grandmother, aunt and sister, passed away peacefully at her Erda home on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was born to Norman J. and Emma Rydalch Warr on April 20, 1943, and she spent most of her life in Erda with family and friends who loved her dearly. Diane had a wonderful and carefree childhood with holidays, picnics, church functions, sleep overs, and lots of time spent with grandparents, cousins, and friends. She graduated from Tooele High School in 1961 and helped organize yearly class reunions that she enjoyed very much.  Diane married Terry Judd on April 9, 1966, in Reno, Nev., and their marriage was later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Her children are Tori England (Kevin), Josh (Melissa), and Ty. The grandchildren she adored — Steffen, Josh, Brianna, Sydney, Emma and Sophia. She also loved immensely the children she tended and helped raise throughout the years. She considered them and their family an extension of her own, and her home was home away from home for many. Adventures, home cooked meals, climbing trees, a big yard, and unusual “pets” were all part of the package at Grandma Diane’s house. She proudly attended as many parties, ballgames, dance recitals, and school events as she could. Diane was a member of the LDS church and held many positions over the years. She enjoyed many years of girls camp in her “Condo” tent, loved all the primary children she taught over the years, and served in various relief society positions. She also belonged to DUP and enjoyed family history and genealogy. She and her son Ty took over responsibility of the family ballpark “Warr Memorial Park” after the death of her parents and brother, Tom. She became the “Erda Burger Lady” (with the secret sauce) and baked hundreds and hundreds of brownies. This was a labor of love and pride and, together with other family members, kept the park going for ballgames, community and social events (Erda Days), a place to gather with family and friends on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. Diane was kind, gentle, and quiet. She loved to read. Quite often you could find her in the middle of a good book. She would finish one and be onto another before you knew it. We will miss the many quilts she made for family members and friends. She was also known for her homemade meals, cookies, suckers, puffed rice balls, jams, and homemade ice-cream. She is dearly loved and will be forever missed. She was preceded in death (and welcomed into heaven) by her parents, her brother Tom, and her sister Colleen. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, sister Betty Slingerland (Bob), and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A viewing will take place on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Erda Ward House, 134 East Erda Way, Erda, and one hour prior to the service.  Service will render at the same location on Friday, Feb. 28, starting at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Warr Memorial Ballpark, 4468 Warr Lane, Erda, UT 84074, or to a charity of your choice. Goodbye Sweet Lady. Until We Meet Again.

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