Bannan, Judy H., Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012 at her home. Age 97 years. The daughter of the late Nathaniel and Zula (Dodd) Harrelson, Judy was born May 3, 1915 in Paragould, Arkansas. She married James H. Bannan July 27, 1940. He predeceased her September 22, 2007. She was a 42 year resident of Saginaw and spent 35 years in Sarasota, Florida. Judy was the owner and operator of Bannan’s T.V. with her husband Jim. In 1952, Judy and Jim bought and managed Bannan’s Lockwood Beach Resort on Wixom Lake, this is where their children learned their “work ethic.” In Sarasota, Judy and her husband managed the Essex House Condo high-rise. They also helped develop from vacant land the Oakwood Manor Mobile Home Park in Sarasota. Judy also volunteered for the American Red Cross where she taught C.P.R., the Mended Hearts Program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the Women’s Exchange Store. Surviving are one son and one daughter, James A. Bannan and his fiancée Dr. Jane Makulski, Sterling Heights; Judy Sarmiento and her husband Dr. Galileo Sarmiento, Saginaw; three grandchildren, Susan Bannan (Christopher Kaley), Royal Oak; Christopher (Linda) Sarmiento, Saginaw; Jeff (Joan) Sarmiento, Sarasota; several great-grandchildren; also surviving are her step-daughters, Lila (Tom) Dubay, Saginaw; Marlene and Jim Brown, Vassar; two sisters, Betty Nopper, Ohio; Marie Tucker, Missouri; a great-nephew, Clovis (Elenette) Sarmiento; a great-niece, Eleonor (John) Farrell. Judy was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Judy’s family wishes to extend the gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Edgar Balcueva, Dr. Rustico Ortiz, Dr. Doris Cataquiz and to her wonderful and loving caregivers for the compassionate care they provided. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), with private burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, a disease Judy lived with for 12 years. www.snowfuneralhome.net