|Julia Irene Craft Arbogast|
|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1949|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 2010|
Julia Irene Arbogast
Julia Irene Craft Arbogast passed away on Monday, April 5, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Michigan.
Born March 19, 1949, the daughter of Lawrence Richard Craft and Hattie Rosalie Craft, Judie grew up in Nitro, Webster Springs and Weston.
She met her husband of 35 years, Ronald Arbogast, when they attended Lewis County High School together.
After earning her B.A. in Home Economics from West Virginia Wesleyan she went on to graduate with a Masters from Virginia Polytechnic University.
On August 11, 1974, Judie and Ronnie wed at the Wesley Chapel on the West Virginia Wesleyan campus. She and Ronnie moved to Michigan where she taught at Wayne State University. After starting a family, she began her home daycare in the suburbs of Detroit. She continued to care for children until March of 2010 – taking part in their lives for 29 wonderful years.
Judie was a part of many children's lives, most importantly her own. She raised four children and created a home full of warmth and love. Her home was an inviting combination of family heirlooms, photographs, antiques, toys, and laughter. She had a knack at making anyone feel comfortable enough to join a family gathering and stay for a meal, a game of Trivial Pursuit, or just great conversation. Judie enjoyed reading, sewing, needlepoint projects for her grandchildren, nephews and nieces, and traveling with her family. Most of all, Judie spent her time nurturing and inspiring her loved ones. The grace and beauty that she possessed will stay with all those she met.
Judie is survived by her husband, Ronald Glenn Arbogast; her children, Travis Arbogast and his wife Jeannie, Tracee Arbogast Tewilliager and her husband Bradley, Tyler Arbogast and his fiancé Lisa Richards, and Taryn Arbogast; her grandchildren, Jace Daniel Tewilliager and Weston Zachary Arbogast; her sisters, Jeanie Craft Alfred and husband Kent and Connie Craft; her brother, Lawrence Richard Craft II and wife Kathy; her nieces, nephews and their families; and many dear friends.
A memorial service was scheduled from 1 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 10th at the Beverly Hills United Methodist Church, Beverly Hills, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Beaumont Cancer Care and Beaumont Hospice Care, Royal Oak, Michigan.
Hattie Rosalie Howell Craft (1918 - 1974)
Created by: No Guts, No Glory
Record added: Apr 14, 2010
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