Judith Nan Driskill
October 1, 1941 – September 15, 2021
Judith Nan Davidson Driskill was born in Houston to Clela and Ralph Davidson on October 1, 1941. She moved to Austin as a child where she met her two lifelong friends at O. Henry Middle School that she loved like sisters until the day she left them. She, along with Gail King Lerche and Sue Beasley Watson have shared too many adventures to mention over 68 years of friendship. She loved her many trips and celebrations with their families, especially the Beasley/Neeper clan who always included her.
She met William (Bill) Driskill at Dirty Martin’s in 1962 and they enjoyed 42 laughter filled years of marriage before he passed in 2006. Judy was also preceded in death by her beloved younger sister Susan Irvin, who she is undoubtedly giggling and over indulging in champagne with while her chubby black cat Prissy sits in her lap once again.
Judy was a funny and spunky lady who loved a frozen margarita, shopping at Chico’s, cooking and watching Food Network. She was also a quite talented tole painter and loved taking classes with her great friends from HOTT club. She also greatly enjoyed her after-meeting lunches with her pals from TOPS club. She treasured the friendship of those ladies. She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and in the past had enjoyed volunteering with them, which was good because she equally enjoyed a well crafted Old Fashioned at Jeffrey’s and a good dirty joke, the filthier the better.
She is survived by her only daughter, Stephanie Driskill Haynes and son in law, Randy, who she loved like her own. Some of her last words were that it was easier to leave us because she knew he would take care of her girls. She absolutely worshipped her only granddaughter, Chloe, and will be guarding over her and likely rolling her eyes forever more. She is also survived by nephews Scott Irvin and Tim Driskill and niece Sarah Driskill.
Judy had been struggling recently with pulmonary fibrosis and had a weakened immune system. She spent her last 10 days under the exhausted and courageous care of the Seton Hospital staff in the Covid ward. She was one of only a handful of patients out of seven floors who was vaccinated, but her fragile lungs just couldn’t recover. If you would like to honor her memory, please consider a donation to The Seton Fund in her name. The Associate Emergency Relief Fund and Seton Network COVID-19 Response Fund specifically, are the two divisions that directly benefit the staff who rallied for her and were so kind to us with little future relief in sight. Thank you 4th floor angels! https://supportseton.org/donate/
Her 80th birthday is October 1 and we will be serving mimosas and cupcakes at Weed-Corley-Fish from 10am-12pm that day if you wish to stop by and toast her one last time. Her final request was for anyone still vaccine hesitant, to please speak with their doctor and reconsider getting vaccinated. Even though she was a rare and terrible breakthrough statistic, she was most importantly my mom, my fellow lover of Container Store and crime dramas and award show red carpets. She was loved by all her knew her and we lost her before we should have.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Judith Nan Driskill
October 1, 2021
Happy Birthday Judy! I really miss sharing your birthday with you this year. You were a great friend and always made me laugh. Thank you for bringing so much joy to all of us who love you. You left us way too early but we will all be together again one day. I know you are finally in your heavenly home surrounded by all those you love. May perpetual light shine upon you! Love Always, Nancy Jones
September 30, 2021
Judy was one special lady! I had the pleasure of being Judy’s hairstylist and friend. When I would see Judy’s name in my appointment book, I knew it would be a great day! I loved Judy’s personality! She made me laugh so much and was such a joy to be around! Six weeks ago, I booked her next appointment and it would be on Friday, Oct 1 @11:00. I never thought that I’d be going to her Celebration of Life instead of coiffing her! Judy will be missed by many and a lady that I’ll never forget! Cheers to you Judy, dancing in heaven with Bill!❤️
John and Ramona Beasley
September 29, 2021
On behalf of our family, John and I extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to Judy's family. Judy was our life long friend and we will miss her. Our memories of Judy and Bill will always make us smile. We will raise a glass in toast to Judy, Bill, and Susan on Judy's birthday. May God Bless.
John and Ramona Beasley, and family
September 27, 2021
There will never be another like Judy. I will never forget all the great times we had at work as well as the laughs we had over margaritas. Rest well sweet Judy and have fun when you reunite with Bill.
September 26, 2021
I still can't believe we will never have lunch together ever again. I will miss you and I will always remember the good times we had and the laughs we shared. Rest in peace, my friend.
September 24, 2021
Family and Friends
We thank God for Judy and her time at Redeemer.
We will miss her....thus wishing you comfort and peace.
Sandy and Pastor Dave
September 20, 2021
To the family of Judy Driskill,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Judy was one of a kind. She was caring and fun, a mentor, a painting buddy, a trooper (by anyone's standard), with a wonderful sense of humor. My life is enriched for having known her and she will truly be missed. She will forever have a place in my heart.