REED CITY — Judith “Judy” Ann Gray, born Judith Lyon, 73, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Monday, May 16, 2016, at her home in Reed City.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1942, in Ludington, to Lester and Marijean (Larson) Lyon. Judy grew up in Ludington, attended Longfellow School and continued on to graduate in 1960 from Ludington High School. She was a member of the Community Church, which both her parents were active members of. She worked for the Ludington School District as the district’s switch board operator and at Bonsers Grocery Store during summers while laid off from the school. Judy sacrificed so much and worked tirelessly to support and give her children a good life. She met her forever love, Jay Gray, in 1975, married after a long courtship in 1986, then resided in Reed City until her time of death. Jay and Judy were happily married for 30 years.