Judith “Judy” E. Crain

Hale, Michigan
June 19, 1944 - July 25, 2020

Obituary Notice

Judith “Judy” E. Crain

Age 76, of Hale, MI, formerly of Royal Oak, MI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at home with her family by her side.  She was born on June 19, 1944 in Detroit, MI to the late Theodore H. and Josephine E. (Love) Benson.  Judy loved spending time outdoors soaking up the sunshine.  She enjoyed boat rides on Sage Lake, watching the birds on her bird-feeders, tending to her flowers, attending happy hour with her friends in Punta Gorda, FL during the fall and winter months and most importantly, spending as much time as she could with her children and grandchildren.  Judy was also a member of the Tawas Presbyterian Church; serving as a deacon for many years and was a member of the Red Hat Society in West Branch, MI.  She is survived by her loving husband, Michael G. Crain whom she married on August 8, 1964 in Northville, MI; daughters, Melissa (John) Shaw of Hale, MI and Amanda (Mathew) Hart of West Branch, MI; sister, Betsy Mason; grandchildren, Jacob (Jodie) Shaw, Avery (Taylor) Hart, Jackson Hart, Jessie Shaw, Gracie Hart and Luke Shaw; great-grandson, Colton Shaw; nieces and nephews, Lynn, Ginny, Eric, Scott, Aaron and Troy and her beloved, crazy dog, Sage.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sue Liebe.  Judy was very passionate about animal rescue, so in lieu of flowers, you may direct memorial contributions to a pet rescue or animal shelter of your choice or to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.  Online condolences can be made on www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Judy was very passionate about animal rescue, so in lieu of flowers, you may direct memorial contributions to a pet rescue or animal shelter of your choice or to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.


Mike and family Bob and I were saddened to hear about Judys passing. We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Remembering all the good times we shared. cards, snowmobiling, sailing, so many good laughs. that is how we will remember Judy ,always happy and laughing. Bob and Shirley
— shirley tamplin
Mike and family. What an honor it is to have met your Judy. When Judy spoke to you, you were greeted with a loving smile and words of praise. She would make your day brighter. She was a wonderful, and joyful lady, that graced everyone, with her kindness. She was a gift and a blessing from God.... Thank you for sharing her with us......Our prayers Trisha & Pete Ward
— Trisha K Ward
My thoughts with you Mike an family in your loss of Judith. God bring comfort an strength
Known you through our small business of Jack of All Trades an I worked at the Credit Union. God bring peace for you
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
We love you guys always. Grandma Judy was a blessing to all of us. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!
— Kaycee Max
To all of Judy’s family I extend my condolences. I am thinking of you, and you are in my prayers that God will grant you peace.
— Celeste Hart
So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
— Carol & Rick Barnes
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your lovely wife Judy. It was an honor knowing her and how hard she worked at Tawas Area Presbyterian Church. (Especially being in charge of our yearly Christmas Cookie Walk). May God give you and your family peace during this difficult time. Shirley and Phil MacLeod
— Shirley MacLeod
Thanks be to God for our Deacon Judy, whose joyful presence brought His light to all whose lives she entered. May her example live on.
— Susan and Ed Davis
I shall always remember her infectious smile and upbeat dedication to what she did. We will miss her greatly at TAPC. Mike, May the prayers and love of all of us comfort you in the days ahead.
— Jan Chambers
My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Mike and her entire family on their loss. I always enjoyed seeing Judy and talking with her at TAPC. She worked with me in the kitchen during VBS and we had many good times making food and some great conversations while doing so. She was a beautiful lady inside and out, and will be missed by many.
— Tracy Clairmont
Dear Mike and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Judy's passing Our memories hold many special times camping together both in Gulf view and other places. Know that you are in our hearts and many prayers are coming your way
— Lloyd and Cherryl Teller
Condolences to Mike and the family. Cherish all the good times. Judy and I had fun time playing Bunco at Gulf View Resort.
— Dean & Beverly Johnson
Mike and Family: We were so sad to hear of Judy’s passing. She was the sweetest person and I would like to share a story that demonstrates her kindness. One night in Gulf View Resort, Punta Gorda, my sister-in-law, Colleen and I were at the fire pit sing-a-long and we ran out of wine. As we passed your place, Judy insisted on giving us a bottle of her wine so we wouldn’t have to walk all the way back to our trailer to get ours......it was a two minute walk!! We loved Judy and are sending our sincere condolences. Coleen Sullivan
— Dick & Coleen Sullivan
So sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed our time at Gulf View and all our visits.
— Lynn and Linda Arvidson
Mike and Family. I am so very sorry for your loss Judy was a terrific person with a kind and loving heart. She will be missed by all that know her.
— June Bunting
Sending prayers of peace and comfort. Judy was such a lovely caring person. I will always remember her giving me a pep talk when I returned to Punta Gorda after dealing with breast cancer myself. She will be missed.
Tess and Dave Seguin
— Tess Seguin
I am so sorry to hear. Judy was such a wonderful person and what a wonderful family she and Mike created. Loved our time together in Royal Oak. Talking over the backyard fence. Loved her smile and laugh. Enjoy the fantastic memories you have. Prayers
— Melissa White
Deepest sympathies to Judy’s family especially Mike. We will miss her sweet smile in Punta Gorda. May God bless you all.
— Cheryl And John Kenney
Mike and family my condolences, Judy was one of the nicest ladies I met at Gulf view always smiling R.I.P. Judy
— Dennise LaPorte ( Migliarini )
Stan and I are so sorry to say goodbye to Judy. She was such an important part of our gulfview family and we will all miss her so much. Condolences to you Mike, and your whole family. God bless you all
— Stan and Carol Solen
Crain Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Judy's passing. When she would stop and talk she was always upbeat. God Bless all her family.
— Willard and Debbie LaDuke
Mike and family, Judy was a special lady. Her devotion to your family and to TAPC was unconditional. May the memories of a life well lived bring you and and your family peace and comfort. God Bless.
— Jerry and Paula Horcha
Mike, I am deeply saddened to learn of Judy's passing. I enjoyed meeting you both at Sage Lake and getting together with you in recent years in Florida. May your faith and memories carry you through the difficult days ahead.
Rest Easy, Judy.
— Ted Vincent
Dear Mike, We were so sad to hear about Judy's passing. A very nice person. We had a lot of laughs. Prayers and thoughts for you and your family. God Bless
— Bill and Alma Filer
Michael and family, We all were friends for over 50 years and all of them rewarding and loving. Judy will be missed
by everyone. God Bless.
— Carole Engel

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