OBITUARY

Jerry Joe Judd

August 24, 1932July 27, 2018

Jerry Joe Judd, age 85, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018, after a long battle with Leukemia.

Jerry was born in Electra, Texas on Wednesday, August 24, 1932, Henry Grady and Mary Edna (Saxon) Judd.

Jerry’s family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he attended Central High School and he graduated from the University of Tulsa. He married his college sweetheart, Mary Virginia O’Shea from Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Jerry started his United States Air Force career and after he received his wings, his Strategic Air Command (SAC) began with an assignment to the 379th Bombardment Wing based at Homestead Air Force Base, Florida. Jerry was a Radar Navigator/Bombardier for the Boeing B-47. They were assigned to the 823rd Air Division. Jerry and Mary’s daughter, Julie, was born in Miami Beach, Florida. After completing his three year ROTC commitment they moved to Dallas, Texas where Jerry began his over 42 year career with IBM. IBM in those early days stood for “I’ve Been Moved” and they lived in many places from New Mexico, Connecticut, California, Louisiana, and three times in Dallas, Texas. Jerry and Mary’s daughters, Lisa and Susan, (twins) were born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jerry loved his job with IBM and he especially enjoyed working with his customers. He enjoyed hosting his customers at the Olympics, Super Bowls, US Tennis Opens, Ryder Cups and especially the Master’s Golf Tournament. He was proud of the fact that all three daughters followed in his footsteps working for IBM.

Jerry was an active member of All Saints Catholic Church, serving in many capacities. Jerry and Mary were part of the Newcomers Welcome Committee for years. He was an Usher, Greeter, then Minister of Holy Communion, and Lector to Masters of Ceremony. He especially loved working with the Altar Server Program.

Jerry was an amazing husband, father, brother, father-in-law, grandfather, and friend and will be deeply missed every day.

A special thank you is extended from the Judd family to Jerry’s many doctors and nurses that cared for him during the past 4 years.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother;Mary Edna Saxon Judd, father; Henry Grady Judd brothers; Saxon Judd, Jack Judd, and Jim Judd, and sister-in-laws; Betty Judd, Billye Judd, and Mildred Judd.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary, and his three daughters Julie Judd (Kevin) Liesenfelt, Lisa Judd, and Susan Judd; grandchild Kevin Judd Liesenfelt; Sister-in-Law Elizabeth O’Shea Beven and husband Dr. Terry Beven of Baton Rouge, Louisiana . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 13, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., reception in the fellowship hall will follow, All Saints Catholic Church 5231 Meadowcreek Drive Dallas, Texas 75248.

If friends desire, memorial contributions can be made to All Saint's Catholic Church Altar Server Program, Attention: Mary Davis 5231 Meadowcreek Drive Dallas, Texas 75248

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Edna Judd, Mother
  • Henry Grady Judd, Father
  • Mary Virginia Judd, Wife
  • Julie Liesenfelt, Daughter
  • Mary Lisa Judd, Daughter
  • Susan Judd, Daughter
  • Kevin R Liesenfelt, Son-in-law
  • Kevin Judd Liesenfelt, Grandson
  • Saxon Judd, Brother
  • Jack Judd, Brother
  • Jim Judd, Brother
  • Betty Judd, Sister-in-law
  • Billye Judd, Sister-in-law
  • Mildred Judd, Sister-in-law
  • Elizabeth O'Shea Beven, Sister-in-law
  • Dr Terry Beven, Brother-in-law
  • Jerry also leaves behind many extended family and friends to cherish his memory

Services

  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Epps Jr

August 12, 2018

To the Judd Family:

May God bless and comfort you during this time of loss and may you draw strength from the many beautiful memories you shared with Jerry. He was a true gentleman and a shining light to all who crossed his path. May he rest in eternal peace.

Kay BriegerB

August 8, 2018

Susan and Julie....it’s been a while but I remember you from my IBM days...
and know you had great friendliness to me....now I see where it came from...
your Dad.

Please accept my condolences to you and your lovely family.

Kay Brieger

Diane (Kapcar) Gilliam

August 8, 2018

Susan and Family,
Sincere condolences in the loss of your father. I never met him but it's clear he left a legacy of positive memories and influence on many. Caring thoughts are with you.

Regards,
Diane (Kapcar) Gilliam

Mary Frye

August 7, 2018

I worked with Jerry in Dallas until we moved to Tulsa in 1991. I don’t recall a day of Jerry w/o a smile! He loved his family and spoke of them often! I know how much he will be missed!

Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you!

Mary & Les Frye
Tulsa, OK

Elaine Hall-DeJonghe

August 7, 2018

Jerry was a "force" in Dallas branch 121. Everyone loved him and if he just stood there for a few seconds with his hand up to his wrinkled brow, he could always come up with the answer! Prayers to the family.

Glen Abel

August 7, 2018

Jerry was an outstanding and loyal Christian person! I have never met anyone who had Jerry's generosity and commitment to supporting Catholic ministries associated with the Mass, and the table of our Lord. He was an exceptional team player as any of the Masters of Ceremony who served with him can attest. We will greatly miss his personality and smile, and hopefully we will get to celebrate with him at the Lord's eternal banquet. May Jerry find eternal peace and joy and his family and friends experience profound consolation upon his passing.

Rick Gordon

August 7, 2018

I first met Jerry when he became the IBM branch manager in San Francisco in the early 70s. He brought energy and excitement to a more conservative group - and was, as almost always, successful.

After I moved to Dallas in 1981, I interacted with him in a variety of professional and personal venues. He was always, yes - always, a smiling, good listener, who you knew would always give good advice and always tell you to 'do the right thing'.

Jerry must be missed by all he ever interacted with. He was a real mensch.

Delton Jones

August 7, 2018

Jerry was a Marketing Manager in the Dallas Commercial Branch Office when I joined IBM in 1968. As an SE I worked with some of his team and they all had high regards for Jerry. He was always a pleasure to talk to. I had the honor of having his daughter Julie work for me later on in my career. I can attest that good people came from his family tree. Julie was the best of the best. I also had the pleasure of working with his other daughters at the Byron Nelson. Fine ladies all.

boots nowlin

August 6, 2018

What a great fun loving guy! Had the best shoe shine I've ever seen and I think about him whenever I'm polishing mine, like yesterday. He would always admonish me by saying "You're using too darn much polish!" I never got it down.
Boots Nowlin

Jeanene Jenkins Hulsey

August 6, 2018

People like Jerry made IBM such a great place to work in those years, "back in the day". He made a huge contribution to the company and to each of us individually. What a wonderful man!