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Judy Gail Kram

October 4, 1946November 29, 2019

Judy Gail (Smiddy) Kram was born on October 4, 1946 and passed away surrounded by family on November 29, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Duree Smiddy and Georgia Lou (Douglas) Smiddy. She is remembered by her children, Lorie Kram and Benjamin Kram; her grandsons, Augustus and Nicholas Kram Mendelsohn; her brother, Dan Smiddy and sister-in-law, Barbara (Raznick) Smiddy; and her longtime partner, Richard Fritz. Judy battled pancreatic cancer for more than three years alongside a most dedicated and compassionate medical team. Judy also leaves a large group of loving relatives and lifelong friends.

Judy’s life was beautifully influenced by her dear friends from Trans World Airlines, where she began working in 1967. She loved every bit about traveling the world alongside her TWA pals and their families. In her retirement she spent as much time as possible in her beloved southwest with friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

A celebration of Judy’s joy-filled life is planned for a future date (to be announced).


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Judy Gail Kram

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Patricia Viviano

December 5, 2019

Thanks Judy for planning the summer trip to Arizona with the girlfriends. A lot of thought and planning was put into it to make sure we had a fun time. Your caring compassionate ways will always be remembered. Rest in Peace my friend.

Angie Gschwandtner

December 2, 2019

Judy (Smiddy) was one of the sweetest people I knew. She was so sweet I called her “Honey Bunny”. She was always ready for some fun. We laughed a lot together. Sometimes til it hurt. She had a style all her own and loved wearing lots of jewelry. She was always positive and upbeat. Always ready for an adventure. I could talk to her about anything. I will miss her fun loving spirit. Her big smile and her wicked sense of humor. I will see you again my friend. Love you still, Angie (“You Nut!”) Gschwandtner