PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. - Judith Ann Hambley, 71, a resident of Port Saint Lucie, Fla. and White Lake, Mich., passed away in the Intensive Care Unit at the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce, Fla., on Mar. 13, 2013.
She was born Nov. 4, 1941, in Highland Park, Mich., daughter of Roland and Regina (Kempainen) Manty. The family moved back to the Copper Country while Judy was still a baby. She graduated from Jeffers High Shool in 1959 and attended Suomi College.
On September 7, 1963, she was united in marriage with Allan R. Hambley. They lived mostly in the Copper Country during their nearly 50 years of marriage.
She was the Office Manager at Gartner's Department Store and worked in various other offices. Also, she ably assisted her husband for 25 years with copy editing and word processing on a number of textbook projects.
Judy is survived by her husband, Allan; her son Tony (Pamela) Hambley and grandson Mason Hambley of Milford, Mich., as well as two cousins, one niece, and several nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her two brothers, Peter and John.
Judy and Allan especially appreciated their warm inclusion in many family gatherings by Pamela's extended family in recent years. Judy's cousin, Kay (Manty) Fringer was Judy's special life-long friend. Of course, Judy had many other very good friends.
She knitted and crocheted throughout her life and was a member of several handwork clubs. Many pieces of her excellent work were donated to hospitals and hospice centers. She also enjoyed gardening, camping in the U.P. and Alaska, and boating to Isle Royale. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson most of all. Her excellent cooking and baking was greatly enjoyed by her family and friends.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests that memorials be given to the Portage Lake District Library in Judy's name.
Yates Funeral Home and Crematory in Fort Pierce is assisting the family with arrangements in Florida. However, there will be no visitation or service in Florida. A celebration of Judy's life will be held at a later date in the Copper Country.