Judy Conley Talbot

August 2, 1931April 12, 2023
Obituary of Judy Conley Talbot
Judy Conley Talbot died April 12, 2023, in Austin, Texas. Judy was born on August 2, 1931 in Marietta, Georgia to James Hugh (Hugh) Conley, Jr. and Dorothy Henley (Dotty) Conley. Judy and her family spent much of her youth in Marietta near her Henley grandparents, aunts and uncles. The family spent time in posts around the country where Hugh’s work as a civil engineer for the Civilian Conservation Corps and the military took them. After graduating from Marietta High School in 1948, Judy, Dotty and her sister Sue joined Hugh at Itami Air Force Base, Japan, where he served as a civil engineer during the postwar occupation of Japan. While in Japan she experienced its culture, landscape and people, and most significantly, met and fell in love with Milton Talbot, a young flight surgeon at Itami. After her year in Japan Judy attended Newcomb College in New Orleans, where Milton was also a pediatric resident. While at Newcomb she joined the Pi Beta Phi sorority. On August 5, 1950, following her freshman year, Judy and Milton were married in Marietta, Georgia. After Milton completed his residency in 1951, the young couple moved to Big Spring, Texas, where Milton began his medical practice and they started their family. During their 20 years in Big Spring, Judy and Milton raised their family, made many dear, lifelong friends, and were active members of the community and their church. The family moved to Austin in 1971, where Milton and Dr. Maurice Cohn formed the Capital Pediatric Group, with which he practiced until his retirement in 1998. After settling in Austin, Judy continued to be active in the community and with their children’s schools. She and Milton quickly formed a wide circle of Austin friends whose company and companionship they enjoyed for many years. Judy was an excellent bridge player and a volunteer with the Seton Development Board, Travis County Medical Auxiliary, the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Group and the Sierra Garden Club. She was deeply involved in the Settlement Club, serving as president in 1984. She played a large role in starting the annual Settlement Home Garage Sale, now an Austin mainstay benefiting the residents of the Settlement Home. She was an avid tennis player and member of Tarry House and Westwood Country Club. Judy was a parishioner of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, and served on its vestry, Altar Guild and was a member of the St. Anne’s Guild. She had similarly served at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Big Spring. Milton was the love of Judy’s life. Judy and Milton raised four children they adored, all of whom adored them in return. She was a loving and compassionate mother and took great pride in her children and grandchildren. Judy had a host of wonderful friends from her years in Austin and Big Spring, whose company was a source of enormous pleasure. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Milton William Talbot, Jr., her parents, Hugh and Dotty Conley and her younger sister, Sue Conley Nagel. She is survived by four children and their families: Anne Draper (John) of Littleton, Colorado, Martha Wyckoff (Michael) of Austin, Paul Talbot (Laura) of Dallas and Emilie Brooks (Gordon) of Burlingame, CA; nine grandchildren: Dow Draper (Jen), Mission Hills, KS; Brad Draper (Catherine), St. Paul, MN; SoRelle Wyckoff Gaynor (Michael), Worcester, MA, Talbot Wyckoff, Dallas, TX, Catherine Talbot, Chicago, IL, Anne Talbot, Dallas, TX, Christopher Talbot, Dallas, TX, Miles Brooks, Burlingame, CA and Hugh Brooks, Washington, DC; two great grandchildren, Sydney Draper and James Gaynor, brother in law, Walter Nagel, niece Katherine Bryant and nephew Drew Nagel and their families; and several cousins. Judy’s children wish to express their appreciation to the staff of Westminster Manor and the caregivers from Halcyon Homecare, particularly Gayle Overly and Barbara Yancey, for the capable and compassionate care they provided to Judy in her last years, and to Connie Selestino for many years of faithful and loving service to Judy. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 3201 Windsor Road, Austin, TX. A reception at the church will follow. For those wishing to make memorial contributions the family suggests the Settlement Home, 1600 Payton Gin Rd., Austin, TX, the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 3201 Windsor Rd., Austin, TX or St. Mary's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 2949, Big Spring, TX.

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