January 25, 1945 – January 6, 2021
Judy Lehman transitioned peacefully to her eternal heavenly home on Jan. 06, 2021 at her home in Sherman, Texas, surrounded by family members. Judy was born on January 25, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland to Dorothy Jon Tittle Wright and Fred Boone Wright, where her father was stationed while serving in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. She was the eldest of their four children. After the war, the family returned home to North Texas, where Judy was raised primarily in Nocona and Denton. She graduated from Denton High School and the North Texas State University, as a Speech & Drama major. After graduation, Judy worked mainly as an educator. She began her teaching career at Spring Branch Memorial High School in Houston. Over the years, she taught Freshman English at what is now the University of North Texas, while in graduate school, and English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Dallas County Community College system and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch I.S.D. Eventually, she moved to Sherman, Texas, where she taught ESL and GED classes in Grayson and Fannin Counties for Education Plus and the Grayson College system. Also, she worked for several years at Grayson County Juvenile Alternatives / North Texas Youth Connection. Judy was preceded in death by her parents and sister Olivia “Libby” Holt and husband Dwain of the Sherman/Denison area. She is survived by her brother Rusty Wright and wife Betty of Denton and sister Beth Sandidge and husband Tom of Sherman, numerous nieces and nephews and their families and former brother-in-law and close friend Troy Sanders of Denison. A member of Life Fellowship Church in McKinney, Judy’s wish is for her ashes to be spread in the Redwood Forest of California, which was her favorite place from her travels with her former husband, Larry Lehman. The family and friends will celebrate her life at a date to be determined, after the COVID-19 situation settles down. The family wishes to thank the staff members of Texas Oncology, Texoma Medical Center, Cedar Hollow Rehabilitation Center and Visionary Hospice Care for their services in Judy’s final months.
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January 7, 2021
Judy loved her family, the English language and the Dallas Cowboys very deeply. She was quick-witted, sarcastic and stubborn...I think I probably got some of that from growing up close to her. She also had a great sense of humor and could laugh until she cried. Our family will miss her greatly.