Judith (Judy) Ann Young Toland Erickson left us for her next adventure on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Judy was born June 7, 1940 at home in Osmond, Wyoming. She was the first of 3 daughters.
She spend the majority of her first 6 years of life up Greys River. The first 2 years were at the Deadman Ranch and then her folks purchased the Box Y Ranch.
She graduated from Star Valley High School in May 1958. She married Eugene J. Toland on May 24, 1958 in the Afton 2nd/3rd Ward church. To this union came: Judene, Sandy Sue and Blair E. They spent their married lives in Afton, Vernal, Utah, Kanarraville, Utah, Challis, Idaho, Pinedale, Wyoming and finally returning to Star Valley in 1992.
She had many jobs in her lifetime: soda jerk in high school, homemaker, mom, lunch lady (cook), bank accounting, had her own clearing service, owned a 2nd hand store. Then after returning to Star Valley, she helped manage her sister's (Retta) craft store, the Star Valley Drug, went back to school at Bridgeland in Logan, Utah and the age of 57. She then went to work at the Salt River Senior Center in 1998 until she retired at 75 (2015). She also took over the treasurer's position with the Star Valley Historical Society for 13 years. This was after her mom, Ila, did the job for 13 years.
She married Verd Erickson on February 14, 2005 at the Senior Center.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 1 great-grandson.
She is survived by her sisters: Sue Walker& Retta (Crit) Dory. Her children: Judene (David) Hale, Sandy (Woody) Toland Holman, Blair Toland and daughter-in-law Cheryl (Frank) Dickerson. 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
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