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Judy Ferrin

August 28, 1939 — April 2, 2022

Judith Evelyn Cates Ferrin, of Pima, entered life eternal, April 2, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving husband and family. Judy was 82.

Judith Evelyn Cates Ferrin was born August 28, 1939, in Charlotte, North Carolina and soon after was adopted by Clarence and Katherine Rawles Cates. She grew up and attended school in Portsmouth, Virginia. Judy married Ted Ferrin on January 17, 1958, in Portsmouth, Virginia and was later sealed in the Mesa Arizona Temple.

They are the parents of five children. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings.Judy will be missed by her family and all who loved her.

She is survived by: her husband of 64 years, Ted; and her five children, Terri Connolly (Keven) of Queen Creek, Kevin Ferrin (Brenda) of Owasso, OK, Robyn Ferrin of Pima, Jeff Ferrin (Michelle) of Safford and Michele Johnson (Robert) of Pima. Ted and Judy were blessed with fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren with three more great-grandchildren to join the family soon.

Judy was preceded in death by: her parents, Clarence and Katherine Cates; her granddaughter, Brittany Ferrin; and her grandson, Jason Connolly. She was also blessed to meet her birth family including her biological mother, Martha Broeckert (deceased); and siblings including Kathy, Pam, Suzy, and Monica who are deceased and is survived by Jerry, Bill, Marge, Marcy, and Mike.  She also met her siblings from her biological father, Snyder Dempsey (deceased), including Pansy Amerson who is deceased and she is survived by Herb, Claudia, Jerry and Harry.

Funeral services for Judy will be conducted Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at the Pima Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Jared Ray of the Pima First Ward. Concluding services will follow in the Pima Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, April 8, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the Vining Funeral Home and Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m., at the Pima Chapel Junior Sunday School Room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page, Saturday morning, April 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (MST).

Donations in Judy's memory may be made to SEACUS.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Judy Ferrin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Friday, April 8, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

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Family Will Receive Friends

Saturday, April 9, 2022

9:00 - 9:45am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Pima Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

49 South 100 West, Pima, AZ 85543

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 9, 2022

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Pima Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

49 South 100 West, Pima, AZ 85543

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

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