Earthman Funeral Directors

8303 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX


Judy Lu McPhail

3 octubre , 194826 julio , 2020

Judy Lu McPhail, age 71, of Houston, Texas, passed away at her home on July 26, 2020.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Lawrence and Ruth Becker on October 3, 1948. A gifted artist and talented musician, Judy was an award winning oboist in high school, she enjoyed playing the piano and she created many beautiful paintings throughout her life. After much hard work and determination she received her degree in Art History from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. Judy was a devoted wife to her high school sweetheart, Jim, and a loving, supportive mother to her two daughters. She had a kind heart and generous spirit. She and Jim were life-long animal lovers. They adopted and happily spoiled many dogs and cats who might not have otherwise had loving homes.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, James D. McPhail; her parents; and her sister, Sharon Bono.

Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Hadley (husband, Stephen) and Jennifer McPhail.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to secondchancepets.org or the animal charity of your choice.


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Judy Lu McPhail


Peter Scafidi

27 agosto , 2020

For Judy and Jim,

I was heartbroken to hear of Judy’s passing. She and her husband, Jim, were wonderful people and I have always felt honored to be a part of their family. Their love, caring and generosity, over the many years, have touched a countless number of people, from family and friends, to a wide range charities that helped strangers as well as animals in need.

They each had a marvelous sense of humor and quick wit. They didn’t live their lives needing to be the center of attention or a social group. Instead, their joy and contentment came from being each other’s best friend for the majority of their lives. That’s a beautiful rarity. That also made my acceptance into their family and world, feel even more special.

Jim was the father I never had, but finally got. The lessons learned from him will forever be there to guide me. With so much happening in the world to keep us apart, I’m beyond thankful to have had a final moment with Judy to make her smile, laugh and to share her deep love of music again. I’m a better person for knowing them and their beautiful spirit continues to live on through those of us who were lucky enough to have loved them. Will always miss and love you both.

Edward Bono

4 agosto , 2020

Judy McPhail will be missed! She was truly a good friend, Aunt, sister-in-law and generous person.
We Loved You.
Edward, Vincent & Andrea
A donation was made to secondchancepets.org in loving memory of Judy McPhail.


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