Life Story / Obituary
Judith Ann Anson, age 74, of Portage passed away on January 3, 2018 at Bronson Hospital. Judy was born on June 1, 1943 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Ralph and Lura (Baker) Vining. Visit with her family and friends on Saturday, January 13 from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Portage; 1133 E Centre Ave., Portage, MI 49002. A memorial service will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the same location. Judy’s family includes her children: Lura (Larry) Elie, Dora (Joe) Zueck and William (Annabelle) Anson; four siblings: Eugene (Janet) Vining, Ron (Betty) Vining, Royal (Joy) Vining and Nancy Scott; five grandchildren: Ashley (Jørn) Batalden, Nathanial Anson, Andrew Elie, Julia Zueck and Dylan Zueck; one great grandchild: Helena Batalden as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Bill. Judy was married to John Roberts in 1962 and to Robert Anson (passed away in 2000) in 1966. Sadly, both marriages ended in divorce but they celebrate the wonderful children from each marriage. Judy worked at Plastics Engineering in Portage for over 20 years. In retirement, Judy enjoyed residing with both of her daughters, one in California and one in Michigan. She also loved traveling with her family including trips to California, New York, Toronto, Florida, and Japan. Judy didn’t have pets but loved her daughter’s dog, Jadie. She lived for her family and was loved by all. Please visit Judy’s memory page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can archive a memory or photo and sign her memory book online. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association.