SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- Utah State Court judges and administrators are mourning the loss of one of their own.
Retired Third District Juvenile Judge Christine Decker passed away Tuesday after a battle with cancer.
Judge Decker retired from the bench in 2015 but remained active in advisory and training rolls for the court.
She was appointed in 2004 by Governor Olene Walker. In 2015 Judge Decker was awarded the Christine M. Durham Woman Lawyer of the Year and the Matheson award for outstanding service to the youth. Before her appointment to the bench, she was an assistant attorney general in the child protection division.
“Her years of exceptional service to the children and families of Utah will not soon be forgotten. Our deepest sympathies are with her husband Rod and their family,” said Utah State Court Administrator Rick Schwermer.