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Judith Lynn (Sortedahl) Anderson

March 2, 1955 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 67)


Judith Lynn Sortedahl Anderson, age 67 of Bynum, Montana, passed away peacefully from pancreatic cancer on May 30, 2022. She is preceded in death by her father, Harlan Sortedahl and her younger brother, Brian Sortedahl.

Judy is survived by her mother, Geraldine Sortedahl; her forever guy, Zales Davidson; her siblings, Barb (Allan) Soukkala, Nancy (Jerry) Zielinski,, and Kraig (Alison) Sortedahl, as well as her 3 children Janel (Mark) Lamb, Nathaniel (Sang Mi) DeRusha and Nickolas (Hannah) DeRusha. She was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Judy was born in Duluth, Minnesota on March 2, 1955. She graduated from Carlton High School in 1973, got her nursing degree, and began a long and successful career as a Nurse. She worked as an RN in the emergency room of Mesa Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, AZ for many years. She moved to Great Falls, Montana in 1993 where she lived a full life of trail riding, gardening, quilting and being outdoors as much as possible.

Judy was beloved by everyone who had the privilege of meeting and knowing her. She was kind, hardworking, and tough. She will be missed dearly and, is in our hearts, forever.

Two celebrations of Judith’s life will take place; one July 31, 2022 at 3:00 pm at the Barb and Al Soukkola residence in Cloquet, MN. Another will be held August 6, 2022 in Bynum, details are to follow. Cards can be sent to PO Box 704, Bynum, MT 59419.

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