Judy Mae Miller, 79, of Bellaire, passed away peacefully and quietly after a battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on June 11, 1942, in Bellaire, the daughter of Jacob and Luella (Thomas) Watrous.
Judy was born and raised in Bellaire, and that is where she chose to raise her family as well. She was a devoted mother and wife, always taking excellent care of her family. She kept to herself for the most part, but she did enjoy her bowling leagues. She also liked putting puzzles together and she was an avid reader. Judy was an animal lover; she always had a couple cats or dogs running around her house.
Judy is survived by her three children, Dale Kirts, Sheryl (Alan) Guy, and Charles Kirts; four grandchildren, Aaron Kirts, Ryan Kirts, Patrick Guy, and Bradley Guy; three great-grandchildren, Brayton, Kennedy, and Oliver; and siblings, Jake (Toni) Watrous, Larry Watrous, and Janice (Charlie) Tipton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Marvin Kirts; and her second husband, Kenneth Miller, and brothers Dale and Gary Watrous.
Per Judy’s wishes, there are no services planned at this time. She will be laid to rest between the two loves of her life.
Special thank you to Sandy Bodley and Melissa Tipton for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Antrim County Commission on Aging, PO Box 614, Bellaire, MI 49615, or Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49686.
Arrangements are in the care of the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com