Larkin Mortuary

Judy Graves Pettit

07/12/1942 - 09/23/2017

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Born to “Billy” William and Lydia Westburg Graves on July 12,1942. She was the oldest of 3 children, sister Carol (Wendell), and brother Keith (Patsy).

Judy married Gerald Newell Pettit on November 16, 1958. They were later sealed in the LDS Temple.

Together they had 4 children: Richard, David (Maria), Diana, and Greg (Jeannie), 14 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren.

Judy and Gerry met 61 years ago, at a school dance. It was love at first sight. She gave her love to everyone, always thinking of others, and will be sorely missed by everyone. Judy served many callings including Young Woman’s president, Relief Society President, and Visiting Teacher. She loved doing crafts, ceramics, dolls, and blankets.

Judy fought a 2 year battle with cancer. Her family would like to give a special thank you to Becky, Dr. Kendell, and Dr. McPhearson for all of the care they gave her.

Preceded in death by her son Richard Pettit, her great grandson Sawyer Schultz, brother Keith Graves, parents Bill and Lydia Graves.

A viewing will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, UT 84065 on Monday, Oct 2, from 6-8 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct 3, from 10-10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at the Butterfield Canyon 8th Ward, located at 6719 West Valynn Drive, Herriman, UT.

Interment will be at Lehi Cemetery following services.

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  • We are so deeply sorry for your loss Pettit family. We loved Judy very much, she was such an inspiration to so many of us. We are so thankful for all the time we spent with her in riding club every week & month for years. All the camping trips and Rzr rides we shared will never be forgotten in our hearts. Till we meet again in heaven dear friend. Love Ed & Janice

    — Janice & Ed Fox