August 11, 1940 – August 11, 2020
Judy Garver, of West Bloomfield Michigan, passed away Tuesday August 11, 2020, 80 years to the day of her birth on August 11, 1940. Judy was born the daughter of Gerald and Lenore (Johnson) Garver in Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Cooley High School, class of 1958, and started college at Valparaiso University in Indiana. She later earned her bachelor degree from Wayne State University. Judy began as a bank teller for National Bank of Southfield, then worked her way up to Branch Manager and Vice President at Comerica Bank. As a business woman, she was active in the National Association of Bank Women, the National Association of Women Owners, Financial Women International, and multiple chambers of commerce, including 10 years with the Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce as a board member and 3 years as its president. Judy was extremely active in her community. She was in Rotary International for 29 years, serving 3 times as a club president and a year as District Governor of District 6380. She served 15 years on the board of the Locklin Pines Condominium Association. Always a supporter of youth programs, she supported the Boy Scouts of America and taught classes in Junior Achievement. She was an active member of the Spirt of Grace Church in West Bloomfield. Judy is survived by her husband Hal Parish, whom she married on November 25, 2000 at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit; sons Frederick (Donna) and Karl from a previous marriage; twin stepsons David (Nurya) and Donald (Lisa); grandchildren John, Brian, and Lucia; step-grandchildren Nathan, Claire, Evan, and Aiden; siblings Gerald (Arlene) and Jeffery (Karen); as well as many nieces and nephews. Judy’s family welcomes all to a memorial gathering on Friday August 21, 2020 from 3-6pm at Family Funeral Care, located at 2904 Orchard Lake Rd in Keego Harbor. Memorial contributions may be made in Judy’s honor to The Rotary Foundation online at www.rotary.org. This is preferred in lieu of flowers. There will be no formal service. You may stop by anytime between 3 and 6pm to pay your respects to Judy and her family. Family Funeral Care asks that you do your best to maintain social distancing. You may need to wait outside the funeral home as only 10 people are allowed in at one time. Masks are required.
- Rotary Club International
Friday, August 21, 2020
August 17, 2020
Judy was committed to serving others and it was evident as I had the opportunity to share in leadership development at Great Lakes Rotary PETS. She had a smile, a willing heart and found ways to enrich the lives of others. May Judy's family be comforted in this time of loss.
August 14, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this sad news of judys passing. She was very active in the community in differant groups. Judy and Hal came to my news years day luncheon it was to see them. I first met judy at the west bloomfield chambers of commerce got to know her thru the chambers. Later i learned she was a member of spirit of grace church after i started going there. I saw judy at many church functions. She will be very much missed .Rest in peace judy..
August 13, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a treasure and a kind heart. Prayers to your family
August 12, 2020
We will always remember Judy. So dedicated to whatever she did, and so dedicated to all of us who knew her.
Loving wife, loving Rotarian, and passionate about the good things Rotary does. A true Rotary hero. Lucky to have known her.