Judy Martin Beal
July 8, 1942 – April 30, 2019
Judy Martin Beal, 76, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2019. She was born in Mena, Arkansas and moved to Oklahoma as a child, living in Bethany most of her life. She graduated from Putnam City High School in 1960. In 1961 she married her childhood sweetheart, Carl Beal and became known forevermore as “Carl and Judy”. She worked as an executive secretary for many years and retired from Fleming Companies in 2003 where she made many lifelong friendships. Judy was very social and enjoyed Bingo with the fireman’s wives and loved taking painting classes with “Kaye and the painting ladies”. She could always be found running around with her best friend Robbie or taking classes at the senior health center with her neighbor Delores. She loved to travel with her son and daughter-in-law to racing events in Texas and spent a lot of time with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren in Florida, where she was simply known as “Grandma Judy”. She was a fabulous grandmother and never missed a birthday or important event in her Grandchildren’s lives. She could often be found sitting on her front porch or outside enjoying nature. She treasured her two cats and treated her squirrels and birds like family as well. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, friend and neighbor. Judy was the most selfless person and her smile and joy for life will never be forgotten.
She is survived by son Wade Beal and wife Cara, daughter Renee Kurlander and husband Corey, Grandchildren Graysen and Anisten Kurlander, sister Phyllis, brother Tommie, cousin Phil, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Carl Beal and parents Albert and Jewel Martin.
Visitation will be Friday, 9 AM to 8 PM Friday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5 PM to 7 PM. Funeral service was held Saturday, May 11th at 10AM Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 8701 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73162 with burial at Bethany Cemetery.
- Carl Beal, Husband
- Wade Beal, Son
- Cara Beal, Daughter-in-law
- Renee Kurlander, Daughter
- Corey Kurlander, Son-in-law
- Tommie McGill, Brother
- Phyllis Calvert, Sister
- Graysen Kurlander, Grandchild
- Anisten Kurlander, Grandchild
- Albert Martin, Father
- Jewel Martin, Mother
- Judy is survived by cousin Phil, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
- Lee Allard
- Shawn Collins
- Todd Frizzell
- Rob Russell
- Dick Turbiville
- Andy Wilkerson
- Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 11, 2019
Judy Martin Beal
May 11, 2019
Larry and I just found out Friday that Heaven gained another beautiful angel 😇 ~Judy Martin Beal~ I have so many fond memories of my friend, Judy when we worked together at Fleming. One memory in particular is when our team at Fleming had food days😂 Judy would always bring the best snacks it seemed. One which became my favorite was her awesome homemade jalapeño jelly with cream cheese and crackers. I had never heard of jalapeños in jelly before , I mean who puts jalapeños in jelly🤷♀️( yuk which became a yum) 😂 This became a joke of our Awesome Team. I had never had it before nor did I think I would ever try it, much less like it. Judy made me sample a bite and I loved it of course. 😂
Family meant the world to her as she loved bragging about her children and grandchildren, sharing pictures and stories.
Judy was a friend a person could always count on and she will truly be missed.
Before my husband Larry retired from the City of Oklahoma City he worked with Judy’s son, Wade Beal (small world I know )
Renee and Wade~ I know how hard it is to lose a Mom as my Mom went to Heaven a little over 3 years ago, but rest assured your Mom is now pain free and having the time of her life in Heaven with your Dad and one day soon y’all will be together again .
Our Prayers are with you both and all of your family. Larry and Susan Latham
May 10, 2019
We love Judy so much, she was such an amazing lady. She was the most perfect friend and the best neighbor and she will be greatly missed. ❤️
May 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
May 10, 2019
I will always remember my Aunt Judy every time I harvest the poke plants in my yard. She is the one that gave some to me to plant and now they grow everywhere at my house.
May 9, 2019
Love this lady, she will be missed. Judy was a one of a kind!