Judith Katherine Cridler Claire

02/10/1939

02/15/2024

Judith Katherine Cridler Claire, of Grand Rapids, MI died at Porter Hills Village on February 15, 2024. Ms. Cridler Claire was a farm girl from Middleville, MI, whose adventurous spirit led her to serve in the Peace Corps in the Philippines, and later to a fulfilling career as an English teacher in Washington DC for over 20 years at Shaw Junior High and Cardozo High School. Judy’s love for nature, art, and poetry defined her free-spirited essence, guiding her through life’s journeys with grace and inspiration. Survivors include brothers, Reginald Cridler (Diane) of Colorado, Stephen Cridler (Judith) of Michigan, and sister Anne Cridler of California.

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you for your friendship and for the time you let me help us much as I can. I’ll miss you!!! RIP

  2. I knew Judy from her school days at Middleville as a classmate. She was always a colleague and friend and her adventurous days then have continued throughout her very interesting life.

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