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Judy Acker-Smith

September 6, 1956 - May 26, 2021

To celebrate the life of a wife, mother, teacher, coach and friend, a Celebration of Life will be held at Kalamazoo College’s Stetson Chapel on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to fund a memorial flower garden that will be created, in honor of Judy, to serve and inspire the entire community. For more information, please visit the family’s CaringBridge website at www.caringbridge.org/visit/judyackersmith. Donations via check can be directed to Rick Smith (memo: “Judy Inspirational Garden”), 7202 Angling Road, Portage, Michigan 49024 or via cashless donation through Venmo (@Judy-Inspirational-Garden).

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Posted by:
Kelee Brogger Majester

Posted on:
June 10, 2021

I’m am so truly sorry to hear of the passing of Your dear Judy . Judy’s heart and passion for everything and everyone was so beautiful! I pray for all of her loved ones that you feel the embrace of our Lords compassion , strength and love ! With my love , Kelee Brogger Majester

Posted by:
Marty Williams

Posted on:
June 2, 2021

So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. I certainly owe my love of tennis to the MANY hours/years of coaching at Centre Court that she invested in me…I would have never made it as far on the Portage Central or at Hope without her support.

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Jon Imus

Posted on:
May 31, 2021

So sorry for your loss coach, I remember going to your house after 2 a days was over with the team and spending the day at your house, your wife was a wonderful lady, god bless to you and the family

Posted by:
Julie Stearns VanderNoot

Posted on:
May 27, 2021

Rick: My sincere sympathies. Judy was an amazing, thoughtful, loving person. She leaves a legacy and memories that I hope give you comfort.