Judy W. Clements
Judy Clements passed away on December 8, 2022, at the age of 79. She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on September 15, 1943, the daughter of Evelyn (Landis) Reese and the late Paul Reese.
Growing up, her family moved often due to her father’s career. Judy never spent more than a year at the same school until her family settled in Silver City, New Mexico during her high school years. She married William Westwood in 1961. Judy loved New Mexico for its beautiful clouds and open skies. By 1968, she had four children, had obtained a college degree, and had lived in Minnesota and Oklahoma. Judy and family moved to Vassar, Michigan in 1970 and then to Saginaw in 1974.
Judy always had an entrepreneurial spirit and worked incredibly hard in a variety of jobs. In 1975, she and Bill opened Westwood Insurance Agency. After 12 years in the insurance business, Judy became a successful realtor. She found great joy and satisfaction in being a realtor, often developing close friendships with her clients. Judy was also a co-owner of The Lamp Shade Nook and Jetaway.
In 1991, Judy married Jim Clements. They enjoyed going out to dinner, golfing, and vacationing in Destin, Florida. Judy and Jim were also very fond of games and loved playing Dominoes, Scrabble, and the Marbles card game.
Judy had an independent spirit and a zest for life. Her family and friends will deeply miss her positive influence in their lives, her warmth, and her unique sense of humor. She will be remembered for her generosity, her love of entertaining, and her beautiful house that was always decorated for every holiday. She was an amazing hostess and each visit to her house was special with many personalized touches.
Judy had a lifetime devotion to her children, and they could always count on her to provide guidance and support. She deeply appreciated participating in the lives of her grandchildren and enjoyed watching them grow up. Judy had many close friends and cherished the time spent with them. She also enjoyed traveling, decorating, gardening, and creative writing.
Judy battled her kidney disease with grace and dignity. She refused to let it keep her from enjoying life. She fought courageously until the end and the strength she displayed will not be forgotten. Judy will continue to be an inspiration to all who knew her, and we will miss her presence tremendously.
Surviving are her husband, Jim Clements; her mother Evelyn Reese; 2 sisters, Cheryl Sensenig and Renee Henry; her 4 children Alison Westwood, Craig (Eliot) Westwood, Whitney (Ben) Ortiz, Corby (Bob Colah) Westwood; 3 step children, Traci (Teddy Spendlove) Clements, Brian (Amanda) Clements, and Jodi (Ben) Hanson; 7 grandchildren, Kelsey (Jacob Hall) Westwood, Delaney Westwood, Amber (Cameron) Bellinger, Nicholas Ortiz, Sydney Ortiz, Samantha Colah, Zac Colah; 6 step grandchildren, Marcus Trinidad, Lilliana Trinidad, Marie Hanson, Sydney Hanson, Everly Clements, and Parker Clements; 1 great grandchild Aiden Bellinger, and her faithful companion, Winnie.
Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at Cederberg-Brietzke Funeral Home, 403 N. Michigan Ave. in Saginaw. Benjamin Ortiz will deliver the Eulogy. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of Service at 12:00 p.m.
There will be a luncheon served at Horizons Conference Center on State Street from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to one of the following charities:
·MSU Veterinary Medicine: https://givingto.msu.edu/gift/?sid=1694
National Kidney Foundation: https://www.kidney.org/donation
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