Published 1:00 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Funeral services for Judith Marie Graham, 74, of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Eileen Woyen will officiate. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Judith “Judy” Marie Graham, beloved wife of Bob Graham, entered His gates with thanksgiving in her heart on Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was surrounded by her family and deeply cared for by the wonderful staff of Mayo Clinic’s St. Marys campus.
Judy was a longtime resident of St. Louis Park, where she and Bob met and were married nearly 39 years ago. Married on the seventh day of July, they celebrated the seventh day of each month as a special memory of their union. Judy attended St. Louis Park schools and was an honors graduate of Austin Community College. She worked for the city of St. Louis Park and, after moving to Albert Lea, was a Mary Kay consultant and team leader until unable to work due to rheumatoid arthritis. Judy was a circle Bible study leader at Trinity Lutheran Church and a music/worship team leader. She taught vacation Bible school and did Christian team mission projects in Fort Hope, Ontario, and Trinidad.
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While living in St. Louis Park, she sang with the Elliot-Aquila Mothersingers.
Judy is survived by her husband, Bob; daughters Jennifer (Steve) Gilbert and Jackie (Bill) Schmidt; stepdaughter, Sue (Chuck) Niccum; stepson, Allen (Micky) Graham; six grandchildren, Jordan, Zachary, Jeremy, Rachel, Christopher and Matthew; and two great-grandchildren.
The family thanks the greater communities in which they live and the entire Mayo Clinic system and staff for their love, kindness and exceptional care.
If desired, memorials may be directed to Okontoe Fellowship Inc., 110 Bow Lake Road, Grand Marais, MN 55604 (www.bwca.cc/areas/gunflinttrail/okontoe/okontoe.htm); Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, 1530 Assisi Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901 (www.mntc.org); or World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037 (www.worldwildlife.org).