Sunday, March 8, 2009

Judy's Video Tribute

Our son-in-law (Kip Jensen, Shelly's husband) has put together a beautiful video highlighting Judy's life... due to the length, it has been posted in four parts.

You can watch them all right here... or on YouTube (click here).

Part 1 of 4

Part 2 of 4

Part 3 of 4

Part 4 of 4


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Family Photos (taken 11/2008)

Judy & JerryJudy & Jerry Stockett

The Immediate Familytop row: Sheri (1st), Sharol (2nd), Mom, Dad, Shelly (6th), Stephanie (7th)
bottom row: Richard (3rd), John (4th), Jason (5th)

Grandma, Grandpa and the 14 Grandkidstop row: Madeleine (Sheri's 3rd), Bailey (Sharol's 3rd), Julia (Sharol's 1st), Christopher (on Julia's lap, Sheri's 4th), Grandma, Abigail (on Judy's lap, John's 3rd), Grandpa, Jordan (Sharol's 2nd), Bennett (Sharol's 4th)
bottom row: Gabrielle (Sheri's 2nd), Jonathon (Sheri's 1st), Tristan (Richard's 1st), Madison (Shelly's 2nd), Dakota (Cody, Shelly's 1st), Caden (John's 1st), Logan (John's 2nd)

The Whole Gangtop row: Richard, Tristan (Richard's), Chantel (Richard's wife), Derek Andelin, Stephanie Andelin, Jason, Shelly Jensen, Kip Jensen, Amy (John's wife), John, Abigail (John's)
middle row: Christopher (Sheri's), Sheri Barrus, Danny Barrus, Grandma, Grandpa, Julia (Sharol's), Sharol Taylor, Martell Taylor, Jordan (Sharol's)
bottom row: Jonathon (Sheri's), Gabrielle (Sheri's), Madeleine (Sheri's), Madison (Shelly's), Dakota (Shelly's), Bennett (Sharol's), Caden (John's), Logan (John's), Bailey (Sharol's)

Funeral Details

We are very grateful for the kinds thoughts, words and deeds since Judy's passing last night. Please be aware of the following events (all are invited to attend):

Viewing #1
Wednesday (3/4/09) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wing Mortuary
118 East Main
Lehi, UT 84043
(801) 768-9514

Viewing #2
Thursday (3/5/09) from 10:00am to 11:00am
Pointe Meadows Chapel
2150 N Pointe Meadow Drive
Lehi, UT 84043

Funeral Service
Thursday (3/5/09) at 11:00am
Pointe Meadows Chapel
2150 N Pointe Meadow Drive
Lehi, UT 84043

Graveside Service
Following the Funeral Service
Lehi Cemetery
1100 North 400 East
Lehi, UT 84043
map from church to plot (Judy's plot is on the north side)

We are still very interested in receiving any of your thoughts and/or experiences relating to Judy. Please email them to or feel free to write them down and give them to a family member at any of the events listed above. Also, if you have any photos of Judy, please email them to us as well.

Friday, Feb 28, 2009 at 1:04 AM

Judy Gail Allen (Stockett) passed away Friday night at about 8:20 PM. She suffered greatly all afternoon with bile coming out of her mouth and blood flowing into her catheter bag. She was on so much Morphine at the time her lungs, mouth and nose filled with fluid that she did not know what was going on and never struggled. A few minutes later her heart stopped beating. Most of her children were in the room with her when she expired.

All are doing well and we will post again tomorrow with the funeral details.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 4:15 PM

At about 9:00 AM John called me on his cell phone, wanting to know where on my 3 mile walk I was. He came and picked me up, saying they didn't know if I could make it back before Judy expired. I made it back, but the next three hours were heart rending as She was in so much pain and throwing up a lot of bile. We gave her ever increasing doses of Morhpine, but could not get ahead of the pain. Her stomach and back were just killing her. We called Hospice and the head nurse came over to assist. She increased the Morphine even more and added Lorazepam to help with the anxiety. Judy struggled like a woman in labor for nearly two hours, before the pain subsided. Since noon she has been in and out of consciousness and has beencatherized. She is just too weak to make it to the bathroom any more. I do not see how she can survive through the night!

Friday, Feb 27, 2009

Judy continues to deteriorate. She can now barely make it to the bathroom and cannot get off the stool without help. We need to get the products necessary so that she does not have to get our of bed any more. We'll talk to hospice when they come later today.

She ate well earlier this week, better than in a long time. However, she has hardly eaten anything in the last couple of days.

They have started work on our basement for the drainage system. We debated on whether to take Judy out of the home during the day, while they were using the jackhammers, or to just see how significant the noise was. She did OK yesterday, but they were working on the other end of the house. We will try to leave her in the house again today, but have made arrangements to move her to Stephanie's home during the day, if necessary. She loves her waterbed (of 35 years) and wants to be in it as long as possible. She will be more comfortabel there than anywhere else.

She enjoyed her massage yesterday and we will probably try that again soon. She has tolerated visitors well, and was actually actively engaging them for several hours yesterday. She drifts in and out of sleep while they are in the room. But, often there are two or more and they just talk to each other until Judy returns from her naps. When awake, she is still lucid and ofter very humorous. It just wouldn't be Judy, unless she could slip in a surprising comment once in a while! Often she is thought to be asleep, when she pops up with a wild comment.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009

Hospice has sending in a nurse's aid three times a week to bathe Mother, wash the bedding and fix a meal . She is a darling young woman, so vibrant with life and so kind to Mother. They found an instant connection.

We had been trying to have a testimony meeting with her since Friday night, but things just got too hectic and we never managed to get it done. The entire family was here for awhile, but all of the grandkids have either returned home or are now staying with cousins.

The house was finally quite again last night. Judy had earlier asked to be given a blessing and released to go to her heavenly home. About 9:30 PM John anointed and I sealed the blessing. I was able to tell her that her work on earth had been completed and that she was free to return to her Father and her Savior and behold their great glory and majecsty. I was also able to tell her that she would be greeted by loving family and friends. She had talked about giving many of them a big hug. I promised her that when she saw her Father and her Savior that they would say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant." I also told her that she would feel an all consuming love coming from them, the likes of which would be impossible to feel in this fragile world in which we now live. She seemed contented and stayed awake and talked with those present for quite a while. Sheri, Stephanie and Derek and John were present for the blessing.

Shortly afterwards the Bishop and his darling young wife came over to give mother a big hug and express their love for her. The Bishop mentioned that she had lifted to a higher level all she had come in contact with and they loved her for it. He also said that there were hundreds of homes prayer for her, that she would feel comfortable and have peace during these final days and hours of her mortal existence.

About 1:00 she called for Sheri and asked her to call the Hospice Nurse and tell her that she thought she was dying and would probably be unconscious before she could get here from North Provo. Sheri then called all of the kids that were local and they came over. The nurse examined her and found all of her vital signs to be in the normal range and suggested that everyone go into the family room and give Mother a chance to rest for awhile. At 3:00 AM Shelly came in and told us that she was going home. Mother did not wake up again until about 7:00 AM. Everyone was gone, except Sheri. I gave Mother her antinausea medicaton, fed her a little grapefruit and she went back to sleep. Seems like we are back to the same old routine, Mother eating very little and sleeping a lot.

We are in the process of preparing Judy's life history and her eugology and would appreciate you emailing us any special memories that you might have of Mother. You can email them to me at

Thank you so much for your love and concern. We have so appreciated all that you have said and done to help Judy move into this next phase of her existence!