Judy Beth Gifford Aebig age 65 of Shelby, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at her home in Traverse City. She was born June 28,1955 to Norman and Lavon (Prill) Gifford.
Judy was raised in Shelby and graduated from Shelby High School in 1973. She married Scott Aebig on August 11,1973 and soon after she had Alison and Adam. Judy was a loving and caring mother. She was always very active in her children’s lives. She coached the kids sports teams for several years, taught aerobics and chaperoned many school field trips.
Judy spent numerous years working at Steer Inn where she was a manager and later as a food broker for WMS.
In 1992 Judy divorced Scott and a year later moved to Traverse City for a job opportunity. She worked as a food broker where she won several awards for top sales and performance, and where she made many friends.
Judy had a love for the water. She was always happiest on her beach or laying by a pool with her friends and children. She had a fondness for the Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico where she took the children on many family vacations with her lifelong friends Janet and Pat DeWitt.
Judy is survived by her children Alison (Chum) Skiera, and Adam (Amity) Aebig, granddaughter Ruby, and step-grandchildren Abby, Sam and Jake Fyfe. She was preceded in death by her parents and her foster son Jacob Glass.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
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