Earthman Funeral Directors

8303 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX


Judy Lu McPhail

October 3, 1948July 26, 2020

Judy Lu McPhail, age 71, of Houston, Texas, passed away at her home on July 26, 2020.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Lawrence and Ruth Becker on October 3, 1948. A gifted artist and talented musician, Judy was an award winning oboist in high school, she enjoyed playing the piano and she created many beautiful paintings throughout her life. After much hard work and determination she received her degree in Art History from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. Judy was a devoted wife to her high school sweetheart, Jim, and a loving, supportive mother to her two daughters. She had a kind heart and generous spirit. She and Jim were life-long animal lovers. They adopted and happily spoiled many dogs and cats who might not have otherwise had loving homes.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, James D. McPhail; her parents; and her sister, Sharon Bono.

Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Hadley (husband, Stephen) and Jennifer McPhail.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to secondchancepets.org or the animal charity of your choice.


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Edward Bono

August 4, 2020

Judy McPhail will be missed! She was truly a good friend, Aunt, sister-in-law and generous person.
We Loved You.
Edward, Vincent & Andrea
A donation was made to secondchancepets.org in loving memory of Judy McPhail.


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