Judith “Judy” Reed
KINGSFORD — Judith “Judy” Reed, 77, of Kingsford, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. She was born Oct. 21, 1940, on Mackinac Island, daughter of the late Clarence and Florence (Craig) Vance.
Judy went to school on Mackinac Island through 10th grade. Then in 1958, she graduated from Cold Spring Arbor High School in Lower Michigan.
She married Eldon Reed on June 18, 1960, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Kingsford.
Judy had worked many jobs. A couple of the jobs included the telephone company (in their early marriage) and Chick’s pharmacy. However, most people would remember her from the Clark gas station, which she and Eldon managed for many years.
Judy loved to knit, sew and work in the garden. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Fishing was her favorite sport, so if you were standing between her and the boat you would have been run over because Judy would drop everything to go fishing.
Judy is survived by her husband and best fishing buddy, Eldon; one sister, Jean Taffs of Madison, Wis.; one daughter, Delonna Kaufman Reed of Green Bay, Wis., and her son, Johnathan Reed of Oshkosh, Wis.; a son, Michael Armstrong and wife Maria of Holland, Mich.; one daughter-in-law, Jodi Reed of Iron Mountain.
She was preceded in death by her son, Darrell, in 2017; and one brother, Donald Vance.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor Joshua Umbriaco will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Ron Follet, Mike Armstrong, Heber Mack, Peter Dalberto, Johnathan Reed and Dave Haywood.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in her memory.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Judith Reed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.