Judelee “Judy” DeYoung Sabin, a loving and committed mother, was called home on September 24th, 2021.
Judy was born on October 29th, 1959 to Dean and Marie DeYoung in Lincoln, Nebraska. Growing up, she loved to play with her barbies and dolls. She also learned to play the piano and clarinet. Judy loved the water, both swimming and water skiing. She was raised around the country following the path of her father’s Air Force career. One of her favorite places to live growing up was in Puerto Rico. She loved the ocean and would often talk of digging for sand dollars with her toes in the sandy ocean floor or eating mangos fresh from the trees. She graduated high school in Puerto Rico and then attended college at Brigham Young University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising. It was through this degree she would be able to bless her family with her professional sewing talent for many years. Judy met the love of her life, Brian Sabin, while attending BYU and she used her talent of sewing to sew her own wedding dress. Judy was sealed to Brian for time and all eternity in the Seattle, Washington Temple on August 21, 1981.
Judy loved being by Brian’s side for all the crazy adventures life would bring them. She enjoyed supporting Brian and was always willing to help and finish the things that he had started.
Judy faithfully served in many capacities for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints including the primary, young women’s and in the Boy Scout Program. Her service and love for boy scouts helped all four of her sons to earn the rank of Eagle.
Judy became a mother, a role she cherished, in November 1982, when her first son, Erik, was born. She had one daughter, Jalayna, followed by three more boys, Devin, Nathan, and Dallin. She was their biggest supporter and was always there when they needed her.
The only thing Judy loved more than being a mother was being a grandmother. She became a grandma in April of 2006 to her twin grandsons, Kyle and Caleb. In the following years, her life would be blessed with nine additional grandchildren, Brayden, Caitlin, Kinzie, Brinley, Calvin, Evelyn, Lana Jr., June, and Jenna.
Her love and tender heart were not exclusively reserved for her family members, as she found immense joy in taking care of many animals. In her final moments, these precious animals were still at the forefront of her mind.
Judy was always committed to her family and strived to ensure their success. She will be dearly missed. However, we know she is with her eternal companion cheering us on from the other side.
Judy is preceded in death by Chris DeYoung (Brother), Dean DeYoung (Father), Kyle Hammer (Grandson), Caleb Hammer (Grandson), Lani Sabin Jr. (Granddaughter), and Brian Sabin (Husband).
Judy is survived by her five children Erik (Lani) Sabin, Jalayna (Justin) Hammer, Devin (Caitlin) Sabin, Nathan (Emily) Sabin, Dallin (Janaya) Sabin, her mother Marie DeYoung, her siblings Joan Trentadue (Sister), Curtis DeYoung (Brother), Ann Callahan (Sister), her grandchildren Brayden Hammer, Caitlin Hammer, Kinzie Hammer, Brinley Hammer, Calvin Sabin, Evelyn Sabin, June Sabin, and Jenna Sabin.
Funeral services will be held in Lehi, Utah on September 29th, 2021 at the LDS ward house, 2178 N 1200 E Lehi, Utah, beginning at 11:00 am. A visitation and viewing will be held prior to the services at 10:00 am. Judy will be laid to rest next to Brian in Lehi City Cemetery. You may view the recorded service by clicking the Watch Service button at the top of this obituary.
We’re thinking of you and your family, Nathan and Emily. Our sincere condolences. May your mom and dad Rest In Peace together.
I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was a wonderful mother and an awesome sister. We will miss her.
Dear Sabin Children (of Judy and Brian) and grandchildren, We are very sorry for the sudden loss of your mother and grandmother Judy. We pray you will be comforted in knowing that your Dad and Mom are back together and you will see them again. What an amazing couple they are, and their legacy is through your own wonderful lives. May you feel peace through Jesus Christ. ~Rochele and Steve Dunford