Judie Ford died peacefully on March 4, 2018, in Gladwin, in her 80th year.
Judie is survived by her husband, Earl; her brother, Andy; and her sons, Douglas (Monica), David (Melissa) and Daniel (Jennifer). Her grandchildren are Desirae, Mitchell, Clayton, Caroline and Peter. Her great-grandchildren are Ashlin, Deklyn and Hayden. Judie was preceded in death by her mother, Doris (Dean); her father, Wayne Behling; and her brother, Don.
Judie was born April 22, 1938 in Jackson, to Wayne and Doris Behling. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw and attended Michigan State University. Judie worked as church business administrator for the First United Presbyterian Church of Plymouth. Judie's joy was her family, her dogs and her garden. During her retirement years she was an active member in the Gladwin County Master Gardeners and the Herbs and More Society. She was also a county election canvasser and a member of the Gladwin County Republicans. Her greatest passion was dedicating time to the Presbyterian Women's organization at Beaverton First Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed worshipping with husband Earl and the entire church family. Judie beamed when discussing the genuine impacts to the community of the Beaverton Presbyterian Women.
A memorial service for Judie will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Beaverton First Presbyterian Church in Beaverton. Family members will be at the church to greet friends and relatives at 10 a.m. and there will be a luncheon following the service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Beaverton First Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Women ("Presbyterian Women" First Presbyterian Church of Beaverton PO Box 424, Beaverton 48612).
Arrangements were made with Cremation Society of Mid Michigan, 1-888-273-3553.
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Published by Midland Daily News on Mar. 6, 2018.