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Smith Funeral Home

404 West Bobkat Street, Moulton, TX

OBITUARY

Judith M. Sherry

December 10, 1946November 13, 2019

Judith Marie (Gertner) Sherry, 72, of Moulton, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Services will be determined at a later date. She was born on December 10, 1946 in Moulton, to the late Julius and Leona Gertner. She graduated from Moulton High School and then attended nursing school in Hallettsville to pursue her passion of nursing, going on to become an LVN. She married her high school sweetheart, Claude “Red” Sherry on October 3, 1970. She worked in Houston for several years as a surgical nurse in Memorial Hermann Hospital. She then took a leave of absence to be a stay-at-home mom to her children. She did, however, return to nursing later in life after her children were grown, retiring from Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Moulton. Judy was a devout member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Moulton, helping with Vacation Bible School for many years and other church activities. She was also involved with the Junior American Legion and Women’s American Legion Auxiliary. Her hobbies included sewing, bird watching, traveling, putting together puzzles, and she especially loved antiquing with friends. Most of all, she enjoyed time with her children and grandchildren, and her door was always open for friends and family in need.

Survivors include her children, Lisa Schroeder and husband Robert of Shiner, Becky Indorf and husband David of Shiner; sister-in-law Linda Gertner of Victoria; sisters, Connie Motal and husband Thomas of Moulton, and Katherine Chapot of Austin; 3 granddaughters, Ashley Indorf, Anna Schroeder, and Bree Schroeder. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Belmar Gertner of Victoria, and brother-in-law Chaz Chapot of Austin.

Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.smithfuneralhomemoulton.com

Smith Funeral Home – 404 West Bobkat Dr. – Moulton, Tx 77975 – Phone #361-596-4631

  • FAMILY

  • Claude Sherry, Husband (deceased)
  • Julius Gertner, Father (deceased)
  • Leona Gertner, Mother (deceased)
  • Lisa Schroeder, Daughter
  • Robert Schroeder, Son-in-law
  • Rebecca Indorf, Daughter
  • David Indort, Son-in-law
  • Belmar Gertner, Brother (deceased)
  • Linda Gertner, Sister-in-law
  • Connie Motal, Sister
  • Thomas Motal, Brother-in-law
  • Katherine Chapot, Sister
  • Chaz Chapot, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Ashley Indorf, Granddaughter
  • Anna Schroeder, Granddaughter
  • Bree Schroeder, Granddaughter

Services

4 January

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Moulton Community Center

102 Veterans Drive
Moulton, TX 77975

A meal will be provided by the family

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Rebecca Ivey

November 26, 2019

Judith Marie Sherry was like a second Mom to me. My earliest memories of her were from my childhood when we would do puzzles and play Scrabble together. I also remember all of the time my family would spend with Judith and her family at the river. Those little vacations instilled a long-lasting love of the river and the outdoors in my brothers that lives on to this day.

In my emotional teenage years, she would take me on little adventures with her and her daughters. I was always thankful for the chance to get away a bit and have someone to share in my life's dramas. But no matter the situation, she would always remind me of the importance of being a lady and preserving my dignity.

As I finished high school, I didn't really know what options to pursue with my life. Judith talked me into taking the ACT exam to keep my options open. At the time, I was sure I would never go to college. But she told me "you never know". So I took the test anyway. Over a decade later, Judith drove my Mom to my graduation. Today, I preach the same lessons to my sons - keep your options open because "you never know". Each time I remind them of this lesson, I think about Judith and I am honored to continue her legacy in this small way.

Judith was there for me yet again in my adulthood when I moved to Houston. It was a move I swore I would never make. The city was so big I was convinced that I would constantly get lost. Once again, Judith came through with sage advice. She reminded me of how she would get lost time and again in Houston only to rejoice in her ability to find her way home. She taught me "it's OK to be lost".

I am a better friend, daughter, wife, and mother because of Judith's influence in my life. She's been a second mother to me and my brothers. She's been a best friend to my Mom and to many others. She will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. Rest in peace, sweet Judith.

Martha Boothe Maranda

November 15, 2019

May Judy Rest In Peace!! I have known Judy 66 years. We started to be friends when we began the First Grade together in Moulton and continued on until we graduated in 1965 from Moulton High School. We rekindled our friendship when I moved to Houston. Later, we were roommates after our roommates married their husbands. During this time we visited Hemisphere in San Antonio. A few years ago before my Mom, Ora Boothe Ramsey our teacher in the 3rd and 4th Grades) passed, Judy, Doris Hull Boyle and I met in San Marcos at Luby’s and then we went to visit Mom at her Senior Living Facility In New Braunfels. This was a lovely day we spent reminiscing. Then a few years ago Doris Hull Boyle and her husband, Judy, Claude’s sister, my husband and I met at Kloesel’s Steak House in Moulton to reminisce. Later we went to Shiner to spend time with Judy at her convalescence home. It was a lovely day. I meant to go back many times to see her again, but never did. I did keep up with her through Doris Hull Boyle. Judy was a wonderful , intelligent, caring human being! I feel blessed just knowing her! My heart goes out to all who knew and loved her.

Dorothy Young

November 14, 2019

Sincere sympathy, so sorry for your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY