Judy was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Manistique, Mich., the daughter of John and Mae (Linden) Carney.
On Dec. 21, 1957, she married Theron “Terry” Thayer. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2002.
Judy is survived by her children, Steven (Mary) Thayer of Marshfield, Wis., Terri (Dan) McVane of Marinette, Susan (Forest) Hedglen of Manistique, John (Holly) Thayer of Coleman, Wis., Sally (the late Larry) Braley of Marinette, Todd (Nicole) Thayer of Marinette and Tracy (Jason) Ellie of Peshtigo, Wis.; a step-son, Terry (Tammy) St. John of Manistique; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren, with two more expected. She is further survived by her sisters, Laura Riley of Marinette, Carol (Ron) Haberstitch of Genoa City, Wis., and Janet
Cramer of Howell, Mich.; brothers, Robert (Pete) Carney and James Carney, both of Manistique; and brothers-in-law, Don Aldrich of Manistique and Don (Annette) Thayer of Kingsford, Mich. along with many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband,
Terry, she was preceded in death by grandchildren, Theresa Hedglen, Jacob Thayer and Angela Hedglen; a great-grandson, Landon Dimmer; sisters, Doris (George) Geirke, Donna (Jerry) Johnson, Elaine Aldrich and Ila (Tom) Blake; and a step-grandson, Craig St. John.
Visitation for friends and family was held from 12-2 p.m. at Hansen Onion-Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Sunday, Feb. 2. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Bob Nooker of Unity Hospice officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Unity Hospice, Dr. Halaweh and staff, and Dr. Crissinger and staff for their exceptional care.