Judith C. De "Judy" Grave
1943 - 2020
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Judith "Judy" C. De Grave

Green Bay - Judith "Judy" C. De Grave,

77, Green Bay, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Tender Hearts Assisted living in Howard. Judy was born on September 23, 1943, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of the now late Roland A. and Luella M. (Fonder) De Grave. Judy was a graduate of West De Pere High School and graduated from St. Norbert College with a B.S. Degree in Education: Social Sciences. She taught at West De Pere High School her entire career with the exception of one year at. St. Joseph Academy. Judy loved her job and was dedicated to making a difference in the lives of her students and helping them become better citizens. She loved animals but especially her Gordon Setters, her Golden Doodles and even her mutts- she loved them all. Judy was a voracious reader of mysteries and thrillers and maxed out her kindle with her E-books. She loved nature and greatly enjoyed taking her dogs for walks at the Dunes or wherever her heart and legs took her.

Judy is survived by her siblings: Gary (Pat) De Grave, Corpus Christie, TX; Roger (Betty) De Grave, Luxemburg; Gale (Steve) Schmiedlin, Oconomowoc; Gini (Kip) Detry, Pound; Kathleen De Grave, Pittsburg, KS; and Michael (Diane) De Grave, Green Bay. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law: Earl Lee, sister-in-law: Sherri De Grave, a niece: Michaela De Grave, a special friend: John Patterson.

In accordance with Judy's wishes private services will be held for the immediate family. Burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery, De Pere. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society.

The family would like to offer a warm note of appreciation to the staffs of Tender Hearts Assisted Living for all of their loving care and compassion. Also, a special thank you to Heartland Hospice for all of their kind assistance, your kindness will never be forgotten






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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 26, 2020
I loved having “Miss De Grave” for my English teacher in the 70’s at West De Pere. Loved her dry sense of humor and that half smile! She got me into Forensics and introduced me to some great literature. Most of all she inspired me to want to be a teacher myself.
Susan Moureau
Student
November 24, 2020
Judy was my favorite educator, he enthusiasm, wit and willingness to listen to her students was unmatched. She was the consummate role model teachers.
Richard Groonwald
Student
November 23, 2020
I was a student at WDP. Class of 1976. I recall Ms. DeGrave as a teacher who challenged me to have original thought. That the answers were NOT to be found in a textbook. She inspired me to think "outside the box". I will always be grateful for her influence. She wouldnt want all this attention, I know. She wasn't fond of being on stage. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Judy!
Judith Smet-Weiss
Student
November 23, 2020
I was a student at WDP. Class of 1976. I recall Ms. DeGrave as a teacher who challenged me to have original thought. That the answers were NOT to be found in a textbook. She inspired me to think "outside the box". I will always be grateful for her influence. She wouldnt want all this attention, I know. She wasn't fond of being on stage. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. Rest is peace Judy!
Judith Smet-Weiss
Student
November 22, 2020
I had Miss De Grave my freshman year. Not my favorite English class(sentence structure, et.al.), but one of my favorite teachers. I have many fond memories.
Jacqueline Debold-Thompson
Student
November 22, 2020
Judy and I go back to the late 60’s, sharing an apartment for a year, traveling and socializing. She was a dedicated teacher, kind, intelligent, caring, and a soft spoken woman with a great sense of humor. She will be missed. RIP Judy.
Duane DeLorme
Friend
November 21, 2020
I taught with Judy and will always remember her quick wit and love for teaching.
Vicki Hoell
Coworker
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