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“Denise, I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have very fond memories of her as our Brownie Troop leader; as well as riding with you and her to...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Kerrie Kozloff-Huston - MI

“Denise and familyI am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed for her support and love. I remember her involvement at PHHS when you were in high...Read More »
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“Denise, Rory, & McKaylaOur thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing that her pain and challenges are over, and...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“Judi...and Walter...played such a significant part in my childhood. I am blessed by the influences of all the "other mothers" who have each left...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mickey - GA

“My prayers to Denise and her family. Your mom is now pain free and with those that have gone before her. Hugs to you. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Marcia Andrews - Johannesburg, MI

Judith Claire Melms, 72, of Port Huron Township, died Sunday, April 8, 2018.

She was born November 28, 1945 in St. Clair. She married Walter Melms on November 10, 1967 in St. Edward on the Lake Catholic Church, Lakeport. He died March 8, 2002.

Judi was employed for several years at Michigan National Bank in the proof department and as a teller. She was a Life Member of the Girl Scouts and received many leader awards. She was a volunteer with Port Huron Area Schools and with the PTA at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. She enjoyed cross stitch, crocheting and crafts.

She is survived by her daughter, Denise (Rory) Fox; her granddaughter, McKayla Melms, who was the love of her life; a sister, Janice McLaughlin; half-sister, Judy (James) Rose; half-brother, Richard (Helene) Lonick; her mother-in-law, Elsie Melms; two sisters-in-law, Christine (Joe) Cumerlato and Lorraine VanDerleun; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Marjorie Jackman; and her brothers-in-law, Adriene VanDerleum and Robert McLaughlin.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 in Holy Trinity Parish - St. Stephen Catholic Church with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. The Very Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo KHS will officiate.

Inurnment will be in Allied Veterans Cemetery Columbarium, Port Huron.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family. To send condolences, visit

For complete information visit Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.