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Obituary: HARDY, JUDY

Judy K. Hardy October 16, 1922 April 3, 2013Judy K. Hardy, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on April 3, 2013, with dignity and grace, and surrounded by her family. She is with our Heavenly Father.This loving woman was born on October 16, 1922 in Korea, and given the birth name of Kumok Pak. Years later, she would proudly be among the first class admitted to Ewha Women's University in Seoul. It was during her first year of college, however, that her country divided into North and South, and Judy was forever separated from her birth parents and family. These were just a few of the many adversities that she would overcome in her lifetime, and that helped form her courageous and enduring character. She was adopted by Kim Hae Sook, who became her second mother. Judy continued her studies, majoring in music and performing as a concert pianist. After graduating with honors, she became a piano teacher of children.Judy's son, Hunter Eunsup Gadd, was born on October 10, 1952. They immigrated to the United States in 1967, settling in Arlington, VA. Judy then became a widow when her first husband, Leon H. Gadd, died of cancer. She gave birth to her daughter, Judy Kay Gadd, on October 31, 1969. She moved to Alexandria, VA and worked for Ft. Myer and Cameron Station Officer's Club for many years. Later in life, Judy made trips back and forth between Virginia and Utah to be with her children and their families. She remained in Utah from December 2012 until her death, living close to her daughter and son-in-law, and her grandchildren. Judy was a true survivor and matriarch of the family, whom she loved dearly. Her greatest triumph was raising her children and her grandchildren. She is survived by son, Hunter Gadd, (Dela) and daughter, Judy Hardy Robbins (John); grandchildren, Jacob Brenden Gadd, (Monica), Juellisa Aja Gadd, John Gray Robbins III, Sophia Pauline Robbins; and great-granddaughter, Eva Marie Gadd.A viewing and the Holy Rosary will be at 10AM on Monday, April 8, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 300 East 11800 South, Draper, UT. Funeral mass will follow at 11AM. Lunch reception is at 12PM at the church. Judy will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, VA beside her late husband, Lt. Col. Charles H. Hardy.In lieu of flowers, Judy wished for donations to a college fund for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial account has been set up in Judy Hardy's name at Wells Fargo Bank. Online condolences may be made at