Judith Ann Streett
November 10, 1945 – May 1, 2019
Judith Ann Streett passed away May 1, 2019. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas on November 10, 1945 to James Clark Streett and Frances Harris Streett. She is survived by her husband Douglas Gullickson, her sister Mary S. Marxer and husband John of Carrollton, her nieces Janet Rodriguez of Bedford and Cathy Marxer of Euless, her great-niece Miranda Rodriguez and her great-nephew Cameron Rodriguez.
She graduated from Paschal High School, class of 1964. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University, earning a bachelor’s degree. She used her talents working with Lutheran Social Services and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. She enjoyed traveling in the US and Europe, reading mystery novels and history books, walking, cooking, attending the Austin Opera, and solving crossword puzzles. Her expressiveness, sharp wit and infectious laugh were magnetic and unforgettable. She will be greatly missed.
A “Celebration of Judy’s Life” will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday June 8, 2019 at The Monarch by Windsor, Suite 1006, 801 West Fifth Street, Austin, Texas 78703.
Celebratoni of Life
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Judith Ann Streett
June 23, 2019
I had the opportunity to meet Judy when I sat with Doug and her at John and Suzanne’s wedding reception. I really enjoyed getting to meet her and remember thinking she and Doug seemed so good together. She was friendly, witty, and really welcoming to me on that occasion. Wish I had gotten to know her better. I send my heart-felt condolences to Doug at this time of loss and remembrance. Sincerely, Sandra Collier
John C. Hall
June 4, 2019
One thing I can say about Judy; she did not suffer fools (or otherwise bad opera) gladly. My wife, the Gullicksons and I went to an opera on the UT campus that had us disgusted literally from the overture. At intermission Judy and I looked at each other in horror and disgust, exiting the first chance we got. From one of the ushers: “Oh, but it’s not over”. Yes, in fact, it was.
Her taste in music and opera was of the highest caliber. Because turn-tables had basically become obsolete, she was no longer able to hear the music she grew up with . Her husband and I conspired to digitize her parents’ entire classical catalog, some 40 or so platters, removing pops and scratches, and sequencing acts together that had sometimes continued across multiple platters. Her overwhelming gratitude gave me the impression I had given her back a piece of her childhood she had thought she would never hear again. She got some of her fondest childhood memories restored. As a consequence, I got one of the best digitized catalogs of classical opera imaginable. Some of the earliest Metropolitan Opera ever recorded. That’s how I will remember Judy. Generous, creatively discriminating and a dedicated friend. One thing you can say about Judy Streett, she did not need assertiveness training. We will miss her.
This picture of her is at our wedding reception with some bad hombre.
June 3, 2019
Judy and I were best friends almost from the moment we met, which was at the beginning of our first year at Southwestern. Our lives have been so entwined, I don’t know who I would have become without her. I would never have known her wonderful family or her friends at Texas Wesleyan, and if we hadn’t gone to England together, I wouldn’t have decided to move to Seattle. I influenced her as well. I was the one who suggested she leave Fort Worth and come to Austin, where she lived for 48 years. In the beginning we shared an apartment, and we became founding members of the Austin Guitar Society and volunteered for various—and often losing—political campaigns. For Judy demonstrating and protesting became a civic duty.
She loved to travel and was especially interested in gardens and art. The trips we took together were also occasions for music, ballet and theater. Judy had dry sense of humor and was a master of satire and—when she felt it was called for—withering sarcasm. She was a well-read, well-informed person of integrity and intellect, and my irreplaceable friend.
May 29, 2019
On January 21, 2017 Judy and I joined other like-minded folks on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol to show our support for Planned Parenthood. It was her idea to do so and I was honored to join her there. Judy was both complex and quiet, so I didn’t always know what was on her mind. But that day the goal was clear, and it was fun to be on the same page with such a large group of folks.
May 21, 2019
Larry & I send our love and condolences to Doug and all the family. Los accompanamos en sus sentimientos.
May God's perpetual light shine upon Judy's soul forever.