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Judy Patriarche Podsedly

Judy Patriarche Podsedly, 72, of Big Canoe, died Dec. 25.

Born Feb. 12, 1945 in Lansing, Mich. to the late Jack and Lucille Patriarche, Judy had been a resident of Dawson County for 16 years.  A 1963 graduate of East Lansing High School, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the Michigan State University in 1967.

 Judy met her husband while attending college and they moved to Birmingham, Ala. in 1973.  A loving and dedicated mother, she was very involved in her son’s activities growing up.  She enjoyed decorating our home and yard, treated our dogs as family and was an accomplished needleworker.  After moving to Georgia and her husband’s retirement, they travelled the world extensively. 

Her son, Jamie Podsedly, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Michael Podsedly of Big Canoe; brothers and sisters-in-law, Herb and Judy Patriarche of Boise, Idaho, Curt Patriarche of Indian River, Mich., Dennis and Lynda Patriarche of East Lansing, Mich; various other relatives also survive.

The family is planning private memorial services.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.