Judy Rae (Granere) Whyte, 83, of North Platte passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1938 in Stromsburg, the daughter of Ralph J. and Frances B. (Moore) Granere.

The family moved to Grand Island where Judy spent most of her youth. She met Al Whyte and they were married in 1954 in Yankton, S.D., and to this union six children were born, Joe, Alfred, Colleen, Michelle, Kim, and Angela.

In 1973 they moved to North Platte where she resided until her passing.

Judy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed many years of fishing and camping along with her husband and family. She was an excellent cook and loved to feed her family and friends. She spent time gardening and canning and was a caregiver with a huge heart.

Those left to cherish Judy’s memory are her children, Joe (Jean) Whyte, Michelle Radcliffe, and Kim Copper, all of North Platte and Alfred Whyte of Emerald, Wis.; sister, Suzanne Trimble of California; brother, Ralph Granere of Kearney; grandchildren, Chuck Whyte, Kellie Lane, T.J. Naranjo, Brandi Naranjo, Jason Naranjo, Jessica Copper, Amanda Burke, Lisa Whyte, Amy Whyte, Tiffany Whyte and their families; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and other extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Frances; husband, Al; brother, Terry; daughter, Colleen Shannon; infant daughter, Angela Whyte; grandson, Aiden Naranjo; sons-in-law, Kevin Radcliffe, Dennis Shannon, and Steve Copper; and many brothers and sisters-in-law and other family members.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jonathan Sorensen officiating. Service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend at the funeral home website carpentermemorial.com, where online condolences may also be left. Following the service, a reception and celebration of life will be held at the Moose Lodge. The memorial guest book will be available to sign on Friday, July 29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

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