On Thursday, January 11, 2024, Judith Watters Stillman peacefully slipped into the Eternities and into the arms of her Beloved husband and son, at the age of 75. Oh, the joyous reunion happening right now! She was born on August 5, 1948, in Parowan, Utah to Donna Pendleton Watters and George Howard Watters. The oldest of five daughters, Judy always wanted to make sure everyone was taken care of. Whether a meal needed to be prepared or a baby needed to be held she was always looking to be helpful. After her young childhood in rural Utah, Judy moved with her family to Southern California, where she graduated from Leuzinger High School in 1966. Judy worked as a medical assistant and nurse for several years before meeting her love Michael Terry Stillman. They were sealed for time and eternity in the St. George temple on February 26, 1977, and soon after started their family. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and held many callings throughout the years. The marriage blessed them with six children, thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The family moved from California to Utah in 1985 and spent many years in Monroe before moving to northern Utah, finally ending up in Syracuse. After their move to Utah, they still enjoyed yearly trips as a family to visit loved ones in California.
Judy enjoyed sewing and crocheting, and spent many years teaching her children, creating numerous articles of clothing, blankets, toys and more. She was a caring and resourceful mother, and always strove to teach her children kindness and caring for others. She was talented at many things, including cooking, ceramic work, embroidery, cake decorating, and so much more. She shared these talents with all of those around her.
Later in life she adopted Cinnamyn, a sweet labradoodle who kept her company and stayed by her side. After losing his brother, she gifted Cinnamyn to her son-in-law, Cade, so that she could provide him the comfort that mom found in her. She then adopted Maxwell, a golden doodle, who not only provided her a new companion but also a friend for Michael and Laura’s German shepherd, Aunicka.
After losing her husband in 2020, she continued to love her family, and enjoy her time with her ceramic ladies’ group, creating beautiful gifts for others. She thrived as long as she could despite multiple health challenges and complications over the years. Her love and her laughter brightened everyone she shared them with.
Judy is survived by her children Catherine (Cade) Anderson, Samantha (Wade) Sorensen, Michelle (Mike) Selix, Michael (Laura) Stillman II, and Joshua (Isabel) Stillman; grandchildren Gregory (Kamree) Anderson, Mariah Falkner, Alyssa (Mark) Sheffield, Kaden Stillman, Jordan (Lyric) Anderson, Alexander (Samantha) Imlay, Mikayla Falkner, Kailee Sparkman, Matthew Stillman, Anthony Sparkman, Maxine Sorensen, Gavin Tilton, Peyton Tilton, and Madison Stillman; great-grandchildren Apaulo Anderson, Violet Anderson, Uniya Duran, and Jace Sorensen; her sisters Georgenia Danner, Donetta Patterson, Janet Kraker, and Beverly (Paul) Young, and loads of extended family. As well as four more grandchildren and one great-grandchild from the recent marriage of Michelle.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Michael (2020), her oldest son, Gregory Scott (1980), grandson, Baby Boy Stillman (2007), her parents George Howard and Donna Watters and her mother and father-in-law.
There will be a viewing on Friday, January 19, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, a second viewing on Saturday January 20, 2024, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am followed by a Service at noon all located at 2887 West 2700 South in Syracuse Utah. Graveside will follow the service at Memorial Lakeview Cemetery, located at 1640 Lakeview Dr. in Bountiful Utah. There will be a luncheon following the graveside back in Syracuse as the same location as the funeral.
Thank you to the staff at Peach Tree Assisted Living, Mt. Ogden Health and Rehabilitation Center, and Atlas Homecare and Hospice for caring and assisting her during her final months. Also thank you to the Brothers and Sisters from church that visited her often. And a final thank you to the staff at Memorial Lakeview Mortuary for taking care of Judy’s final wishes.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Judith Watters Stillman, please visit our flower store.