Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Judy Tanner Story, age 71, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., on Aug. 19, 2013.

She was born Jan. 22, 1942, in Loa, Utah, a daughter of Clinton Burris and Retta Jane Blackburn Tanner. She graduated from Wayne High School, Class of 1960. She married Ronald Neal Story on July 19, 1960, in Cortez, Colo. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple.

Judy enjoyed reading, genealogy, hiking and family outings. She loved her family and was very proud of her children and considered them the "Flowers of my heart." Her biggest accomplishment has been her family: children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She viewed her husband as her friend, forever.

Judy was a conservative Democrat and a member of the LDS church. She shared a calling with her husband as a Primary teacher in the Winnemucca 2nd Ward. Spending Sundays with those 11 year olds was the highlight of her week. She and her husband were also volunteers at the Winnemucca senior center, where she had many friends.

She loved Wayne County, Utah, and often said her favorite place in the world was sitting on the big rocks overlooking the Fremont Cemetery and the valley beyond with the river running through it and in the shelter of Thousand Lake Mountain.

Judy viewed her friends as the "perks" of live and believed that a smile is the universal language in the silent conversation of friends. Her message to her family and friends is: make the most of today for tomorrow may never come. Pray often and sincerely.

Judy is survived by her husband of Winnemucca; her children: Leesa and Ashok Nayudu of San Diego, California; Thomas Neal Story of Lebanon, Kansas; Paula and Steve Cook of Elko, Nevada; grandchildren: Arianne Nayudu; Brandy and Casey Andersen; Levanna and Adam Layton; Travis Story; great-grandchildren: Byron Bird and Taylor Pedersen-Nayudu; Bailey and Cody Andersen; Hannah and Waylon Layton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clint and Retta Tanner, a brother, Ray Lee Tanner, and a baby daughter, Penney Sue Story.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at noon in the Fremont Cemetery. Friends may call for viewing at the Fremont LDS Ward Chapel on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Fremont Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.