Judy Girard

May 9, 1950-Aug. 27, 2013

MARSHALL – Services for Judy Girard, 63, of Marshall will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.

Judy was born May 9, 1950, in Marshall to Kenneth and Louise (Sillars) Marks. She was baptized and confirmed at Wesley United Methodist Church. She graduated from Marshall High School in 1968.

Judy was united in marriage to Donald Girard on Jan. 22, 1983, at Wesley United Methodist Church. Judy worked at Southwest State University in ECSU. While her children were growing up, she was active in 4H. She was a member of the West Side Club, bowled for many years, an avid softball player and had received a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Judy loved being with and doing things for her family and friends. Her enjoyments included woodworking, crocheting, knitting, cross stitch and collecting angels.

She is survived by her husband Don of Marshall; three children, Bobbie (and Darin) Holliday of Muscatine, Iowa, Christy (and Brentt) Hoover of San Diego, Calif., and John Girard of Detroit Lakes; six grandchildren, Nicholas and Joseph Jensen, Nathan Holliday, and Madeleine, Samuel, and Maxwell Hoover; two sisters, Nancy Meyer of Marshall and Marie Freeman of Grove, Okla.; also many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mae Marks.

Blessed be the memory of Judy Ann Girard.

Hamilton Funeral Home