Judith "Judy" Ann Vance

November 29, 1940February 14, 2021

Judy Pulham Vance, 80 years old, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on November 29, 1940 to the late Barrett Frederick and Margaret Pulham in Salt Lake City, Utah. She attended Brigham Young University and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Primary Education. She taught kindergarten and 1st grade until she began her family. She loved spending time with her family above all else. She was known for her happy, positive attitude, her love of chocolate, the beach, tennis and scrapbooking. She treasured time with her sisters and, serving in the LDS temple with her husband for the last 20 years. Judy is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Wally Vance, and her 5 children; Stephanie Vance Ewell, Natalie Vance Sorenson, Nathan Vance, Jason Vance and Heather Vance Allen, her 21 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, her brother David Pulham, and sisters, Shauna Pulham Price, Tammy Pulham Struhs and Marjean Pulham Bird.

Judith's viewing will be Friday, February 19th, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the LDS church at 325 W. Coral Gables Dr, Phoenix Arizona 85023. The funeral will be Saturday, February 20th, at 11:00 AM at the LDS church at 325 W. Coral Gables Dr, Phoenix Arizona 85023. Flowers or condolences may be sent to Phoenix Memorial Park & Mortuary at 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-434-7000



  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


  • Visitation


Judith "Judy" Ann Vance

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Dottie Cole

February 24, 2021

I had the sweet experience to serve in the Mesa and Phoenix Temples with Judy and Wally.
Judy was a class act and I loved to watch her as she interacted with the patrons and other ordinance workers. I will always remember her beautiful smile and cheery disposition. She loved serving others, and her love for the Lord truly shines forth. She was an “Elect Lady.”
I will miss seeing Judy, dressed in white, looking like the angel she was. Until we meet again. ❤️

Sharron Brim

February 21, 2021

Many of my happiest, funniest, and dearest times were spent with Judy: raising our kids, shopping, finding new chocolate recipes, watching “Mission Impossible,” parties with our Chicago gang, and serving together in church callings. We could giggle and laugh until we cried; but we could share our troubling challenges, too, because Judy always caringly listened and responded with something comforting and meaningful. I admired her as she taught classes in how to be more organized and efficient in the home and scrapbooking—she was the queen of scrapbooking! Judy lit up the room with her personality and no one ever felt left out. She was that great combination of wit, warmth, humor, and compassion, always an example of complete devotion to her family, and a faithful, conscientious servant of Heavenly Father. Friends forever! Love, Sharron

Isabel Nelson

February 20, 2021

To the Vance family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and wife. She was always kind and welcoming to us. We feel your sorrow and sadness. We love you guys, The Nelson.

Joanne Thomas

February 20, 2021

I’ve known Judy since 1981. She’s always been so fun to be around. Years ago I took a scrapbook class from her @ Church & occasionally played tennis w/her & other Sisters from our ward/stake. I will miss seeing her @ Church leaning against Wally & seeing her sit next to her friend, Karen, in Relief Society. I’m a happier person from knowing Judy Vance.💕

David Pulham

February 19, 2021

I loved her and continúe to love her with all my heart. I was, and continúe to be honored as her only brother.

Judy Nelson

February 19, 2021

Judy & I met when we were 10 years old in the 5th grade & were Best Friends for 70 years! We walked to elementary school together, Lincoln Jr High & South High School. Judy was LDS & I was Catholic. She invited me to her Ward Show every Friday night before we had TV so it was quite a treat! I also went to the Brighten LDS Camp for a week! We both had a younger brother & sisters! We each had a Taylor Tot & pushed 2 of our sisters each several times around the block which pleased our Mothers! After graduating from High School, we took the train from the Union Pacific Railroad Station in SLC to Sun Valley, Idaho with 2 other friends & had the time of our lives! We talked about the trip on the phone again the week before she passed! She is greatly missed!

Tracey Wikle

February 16, 2021

I miss having lunch and going shopping with you Judy. You will forever be in my heart ❤️