Judith Kay Wilde
Judith Kay Wilde, 80, Kaysville, left behind her high-school sweetheart after passing away on Wednesday morning, December 22, 2021, at the North Davis Hospital.
Kay was the first of five children born to Donald T. Edwards and Mary Edwards (Conder), July 15, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born first and was shortly followed by four other siblings, Sandra, Donald, Craig, and Todd. Kay enjoyed a grand childhood as part of a large extended family. Kay attended High School at Davis High after which she married her high school sweetheart Lorin W. Wilde on December 4, 1959 and were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Kay and Lorin had five boys, the first son named Joe, passed away a few short weeks after birth. Their living sons are Gregory L. Wilde (Ginger), Las Vegas, Nevada; Ronald Joe Wilde (Elizabeth), Kaysville, Utah; Ryan E. Wilde (Jacalyn), Kaysville, Utah; and Clifton W. Wilde (Sherrie), Ogden Utah.
In addition to being survived by her husband and four adult sons, Kay has 14 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
Kay had so much love to give and gave it freely and often. She spread joy so effortlessly, and her steady example stands as a reminder to all who loved her that love is joy, and joy is love. Indeed, her passing has reminded us all so wholly that love is all we truly have. Kay took every opportunity to remind her children and grandchildren of her short mantra - Be Nice. This simple admonition was embroidered, handwritten on her laminated handouts, hung in her house, and worn on her clothing. She said it often and pleaded with her family to always put kindness first. With such a shining example of generosity at the helm, her words were unnecessary. Kay's family and friends were truly blessed to watch her move through this world, serving those in need and taking on the pain of others. Kay was such an incredibly bright light in this world. She was sunshine, with her countless friends and family being fortunate enough to bask in the warmth of her rays.
The world feels different without her. Selfishly perhaps, those who loved her most will miss being made to feel so special. She made every single person in her vast circle, and those outside, feel incredibly special, when it was her that was rare and extraordinary. The thing she wanted, more than anything, was for those she loved to be happy. She made sure every visitor was settled in comfortably with a can of coke over ice, poured with the glass tipped just so, to avoid disrupting the fizz. She lived in the moment and asked sincere questions, looking into your eyes with her full attention present. She received a wooden sign as a gift that read, "Be Nice, or Leave." She promptly crossed out "or Leave," reminding us that ALL are welcome, and her unconditional love is available freely.
If we could just see ourselves as Kay saw us. She often saw what she wanted to see in those she loved, but what a rare and special ability to solely recognize and highlight the good in people, a gift she received from her Father in Heaven. A visit to Kay would bring abounding and occasionally unwarranted praise, but every visitor would leave chock-full of love and considerably lighter. Kay was an avid antiquer, not so much because she valued things, but because she valued the stories they held. She poured her passion into her rugs, stitching her own stories and often the names of those she loved into each priceless work of art. Her rugs were admired by family and friends and were even published and featured nationally.
Kay took on the pain and worries of others and begged Heavenly Father to pour out His blessings on each of them. Her devotion to her Savior and His teachings was apparent to all who knew her. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and studied her scriptures often, finding such joy and peace in doing so. In her own handwriting, she recorded and laminated countless quotes from leaders and shared them often.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville Rock Chapel, 25 South 200 East, Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family Monday, December 27, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main St., Kaysville, Utah and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Thereafter, Kay will be interred at the Kaysville Cemetery next to her baby boy, Joe W. Wilde.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents and a younger brother Craig Taylor Edwards.
Special thanks to all the beloved friends of Kay that shared many fond memories as well as a constant outpouring of love. If she could ask anything of us, it would be to simply “Be Nice.”