Judy Gaye (Nancy Gene) Thompson, 79, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.
She was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Ellicottville, New York, the daughter of Gaylord A Frost and Beatrice M Hurlburt Frost. She grew up in and attended schools in Ellicottville, New York. When she was 19, she married Jimmy Dortch. They later divorced. She later married Pete Petersen. They divorced. She then married Bill Crawshaw. He preceded her in death. On Feb. 27, 1972, she married Ned Thompson in Reno, Nevada. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan Utah LDS Temple on March 16, 1973. Ned also preceded her in death.
While living in New York, Judy worked as a caregiver at a mental health hospital. She was always a caring person. In Elmore County, she served as the chairman for the March of Dimes. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served as a Primary teacher to the children and as a Relief Society president. She was very creative and crafty; this served her well in sharing her talents with the sisters of the Relief Society and the Primary children. She liked to sew, and most recently, she was creating watches. She served as a missionary in Sydney, Australia, for the LDS Church, where she worked in researching genealogy. Some of her favorite things were playing cards and reading. She was also a fierce bingo player.
Judy is survived by her children, Jim (Ora) Dortch, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mike Petersen, of Sandpoint, Idaho; Timothy Thompson, of Idaho; and Tammy Thompson, of Idaho. She had nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and two brothers, Robert and David Frost.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. in Ammon West LDS Stake Center, 2055 Coronado St., in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The family will meet with friends prior to services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. The interment will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Condolences can be shared with the family at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.