Judith Tietze Trowbridge

September 13, 1945July 30, 2020
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Judith “Judy” Trowbridge of Dallas, Texas, passed away on July 30, 2020. Born on September 13, 1945 to John and Jackie Tietze.

Judy was predeceased by Stephen D. Trowbridge, her husband of 50 years.

Judy joined Pi Beta Phi alumna and Jr League when she moved to Dallas. She was among the first 3 volunteers at Old City Park/Dallas Heritage Village which she supported for 40 years. She was a member of Dallas Woman’s Club, Marianne Scruggs Garden Club, Gardeneers, Needlework Guild, and Pierian. She was a daughter, wife, mother, teacher, and artist. Now she can paint the stars.

She is survived by her sons Tyler and Travis (Melissa) and 4 grandchildren.

A private service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 3:00PM. The family invites those who would like to participate to join them in celebrating Judy's life via the livestream link provided on

In lieu of flowers donations to the Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S Harwood, Dallas, TX 75215 are greatly appreciated.


  • Private Memorial Service

    Friday, August 14, 2020



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Helen Trowbridge

August 14, 2020

The first time I met Judy, Steve, and Katie 19 years ago in Green Valley, Arizona, Judy rushed to embrace me (literally!) and was so warm about welcoming me into the family, I couldn’t help but be charmed by her! She was always so spirited and playful and loved to tease — with that twinkle in her eye!

Bryan and I always looked forward to getting the holiday cards from Uncle Steve and Aunt Judy, because we knew they’d be quirky, creative, and fun, just like Judy.

I’m glad I was able to share in the live-streamed memorial service today; it was beautiful.

Bryan and I send our heartfelt condolences to Tyler, Travis, and the rest of the family. Heaven has another angel.

Linda and Jerry Bryant

August 13, 2020

Judy and Steve Trowbridge were wonderful friends of ours for almost 50 years. Steve was a steady, dot-the-I's-and-cross-the-T's // get-it-right-the-first-time kind of guy. What a competent, reliable and funny colleague he was to work with at Baylor Health Care. AND Judy was the other half of that duo: witty, creative, conversational, interesting, and a good friend. Blessings on her family as we celebrate her life. j.b.

Barbara Burnett Smith

August 12, 2020

I’m leaving a message because my aunt, Joan Gantt, so valued her long friendship with Judy. I treasure it also, but I was late to their friendship party. One story I remember Joan telling was that when they were both at SMU, they bought a sailboat together. They would sail out into the middle of White Rock Lake, stand up, shout out all of their frustrations with their students/job, and return home much calmer.

Over the years, Joan and Judy expanded their friendship through their shared love of painting and needlepoint, and I felt so privileged to join them in the fun of the Gardeneers Garden Club.

Thank you, Judy, for sharing your joy in living with all of us!

Barbara Burnett Smith

glenn and kay scott

August 10, 2020

Trowbridges were special friends for over 50 years of dining, traveling, hiking, innermost sharing and support. Judy was my soulmate both sharing the same birthdate ... September 13. Every occasion became a "birthday party". She was always "sparkle
plenty" ! A great piece of our lives is missing but never forgotten.

Stacy Gray

August 9, 2020

We only met once. You had me sit next to you. You had three books around you and a glass of wine. You made triple sure I was comfortable and encouraged me to find every dish that contained a sweet treat. I remember seeing your red cowboy boots. Unpretentious, I imagine you are quite the rebel in heaven in those boots.

I'm honored to have had the pleasure of meeting you.

Susan Cooper

August 8, 2020

Our families were friends for over 50 years.
We traveled together and celebrated together.
Judy was a generous sprite who comes into your life...
and never leaves.
I will miss her.
Susan Cooper

Sandra Cude

August 7, 2020

I know all of Judy's Pierian Study Club friends join me in expressing our sadness at the loss of our dear friend and member. She was a wonderful Pierian and gave the very best programs!!

Emilyne Anding

August 5, 2020

Judy was a friend from our Hyer days. She was always such fun to be around. Her beautiful
hand work was envied by all. We had several
group trips together and we will miss her and
send condolences to her family. Sincerely, Emy

Christopher Magee

August 2, 2020

I met Judith a few years ago on a summer trip up to the family cabin to visit her son and his family.

They say first impressions are the most important. Judith left me with one I still fondly think of to this day.

She welcomed me in with a big hug and She made me feel like family...She made it feel like home.

Judith was someone who you don't run into very often in life but one you will never forget. I certainly never will.

Rest in peace Judith
May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Bonnie Jones

August 2, 2020

My Favorite memory of Judy has got to be when she visited my farm , driving the John Deere Tractor around, and playing with my horses! I had never seen her smile so big or be so happy! Rest in peace...


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