Barbara Yvonne Judge

Mason, MI

Born December 17, 1932, in Lansing, Michigan, daughter of the late Claude L. and Esther M. (Griffin) Croy passed away Friday, February 2, 2024, at the age of 91.

Surviving are her daughter, Jane Marie (Mark Andrew) Butler; grandsons, Dennis James “DJ” and Mark Andrew II “Bubba”; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn; sister-in-law, Beverly Croy; along with many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James D. “Jim” Judge in 2011; her 3 brothers, Robert, Jack, and Tom Croy; and sister-in-law, Janice Croy (Tom).

Barbara retired from MSU following 47 years of loyal service.  She was a member and Past President of the IALAPM, Past President and Adjutant of the LAPM of Michigan, Past Grand Matriarch of the GLEA of Michigan, Past Noble Grand of the Mason Rebekkah Lodge #324, Past Musician for the Rebekkah Assembly of Michigan, Past District President of Rebekkah #15 and #13, and Past Worthy Matron of the Okemos Chapter of the OES #267.  Barbara was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling, especially spending time at the condo in Kissimmee, FL and in Riviera Maya, Mexico, where she enjoyed spending endless hours people watching.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions, in loving memory of Barbara, to The Salvation Army of Lansing.

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February 16, 2024 at 3:01 pm

I had the very good fortune to work directly with Barb for many years at Michigan State University when she was in the Office of Planning and Budgets. Barb was an extremely hard and diligent worker who always had a smile, was precise and thorough in her work, was calm under pressure, and possessed a gift for problem solving. She was an excellent member of our team and her contributions are immeasurable! I’m certain that in ll that Barb did, these fine qualities always came through and led to her many volunteer leadership positions. I’m sure many will say (and should!) that it will never be the same without Barb, but we are all better because Barb was part of our lives.


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