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Judith Aileen Brighton

March 27, 1938 — July 3, 2017

Judith Aileen Brighton

Judy Brighton 79 passed away July 3 after a lengthy illness. Judy was born March 27, 1938 in Rock Springs to Alvin J. and Merle Elmer. She was raised on a sawmill in the Spirit Lake area of the Uinta Mountains. She graduated High School in Manila Utah and attended the Utah State University. She married Don Stoll on June 13, 1956 in Grand Teton, Wyoming and they began their life living on the family ranch in Burntfork Wyoming and later they moved to Vernal Utah where she made her final home. She married Kent Brighton in May 26, 1979 and welcomed 7 new children into her life and maintained constant contact with them. She initially worked as a seamstress at the new sewing factory in Vernal. She also worked for the Uintah School District as an aide to the Special Education Department. Later she went to work for the State of Utah Social Services Department where she retired with 30 years of experience. She was a long time member of the LDS church where she held many callings. Her hobbies included gardening, arts and crafts, music, sewing and creating costumes. She was an avid Utah Jazz, BYU and Utah fan. She spent a lot of time with family and grandchildren. She was active in the Community, politics and a leader in the 4-H program for almost 40 years. Survivors include son Ben Stoll and wife Shannon of Rock Springs, Kim Stoll of Vernal, Lyn Stoll and wife Kathy of Washam, Caryn Pesek and husband Sam of Singapore and Susan Allred and husband Glenn of Vernal, 25 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandkids. She was preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Merle Elmer and brother Jim Elmer. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Naples 1st LDS Ward Chapel (2313 South 1500 East). A viewing will be one hour prior to the services at the Chapel. under the direction of the Blackburn and Sons Vernal Mortuary.
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