Judith Lynn (Hagen) Ross, age 74, of Three Oaks, died peacefully Sunday, November 28, 2021.
Her life began December 30, 1946, in Beloit, Wisconsin, the second of five children born to David and Celia Hagen. She married her soulmate, William “Bill” Lee Edward Ross December 29, 1974. After thirty-nine years of marriage, he preceded her in death July 20, 2014.
Judy and Bill shared a love of antiques. They opened and ran Jenny's Shop Antiques, for twenty-seven years in downtown Three Oaks. Her love of auctions was also strong, even having attended an auction on her pregnancy due date. She particularly enjoyed yard sales and would often joke that her car knew to turn at every yard or garage sale sign.
Judy loved traveling as well. She and Bill were excited to visit Hawaii twice. Later in life, she and Bill enjoyed spending their winters in Texas, dubbing themselves the "Michigan Winter Texans". She spent her free time volunteering at the elementary school, the Harbor Country Food Pantry, the Flag Day Parade, and various other places. Nothing brought her more joy than her grandchildren with whom she spent as much time as possible.
Judy will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer (Adam) Williams; stepchildren, Bill (Tina) Ross, Phil (Teresa) Ross, Greg Ross, Darci (Todd) Knapp, Pam Ross; one sister, Nanci (Nick) Deroni; one brother, Paul (Cathy) Hagen; fifteen grandchildren, Kayla, Sara (Benjamin), Leia, Anna, Kaitlyn, Benjamin, Missy, Josh, Mandi, Christie, Faith, James, Phil, Richard, Robin; eleven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother, Dave; sister, Gail; stepson, Jeff; and grandson, Troy.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Judy’s life at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 2021 in the Three Oaks United Methodist Church, 2 Sycamore Street East, Three Oaks.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Judy be made to Harbor Country Emergency Food Pantry, 301 North Elm Street, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128 or to Animal Lover’s Inc., 18805 South Schwark Road, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, Three Oaks. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.