OBITUARY

Julia Loraine Stone

February 9, 1924October 14, 2018

Julia Loraine Lindamood Stone, 94, of Pasadena, Texas, passed away peacefully at home on October 14, 2018. Judy was born February 9, 1924, in Broadway, Virginia, a small town in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley region of northern Virginia. Judy graduated from Broadway High School in 1942, and her senior tribute in the yearbook accurately described her as “crazy nut—pep—pleasant laugh—happy—helpful scout.” After obtaining her nursing degree from the University of Virginia in 1945, she served as a nurse at a Cherokee Indian reservation in Oklahoma before moving to San Francisco to work at the University of California Hospital. In 1947, Judy was appointed as a nurse in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corp. While working at Oakland Naval Hospital, she met a handsome young sailor named Howell, whom she went on to marry in 1948. Together, the Stones spent several years moving around the country as Howell completed law school and served with the Navy before Howell completed his active duty service in 1955 and they returned to his hometown of Pasadena, Texas. Back in Pasadena, Judy and Howell together embarked upon the raising and wrangling of their five rambunctious boys. In addition to tending the many bumps, bruises, and breaks around their home, Judy continued to serve her community as a nurse at Hermann Hospital in Houston. Judy’s devotion to others was not limited to those in her home and hospital. A longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, Judy spent decades serving as a volunteer in many capacities at the church. She particularly loved working with Hospitality Apartments, a ministry that provides free temporary housing and support for families who are receiving medical treatment in the Houston area. Additionally, she was active in supporting the local Rotary club, and was a frequent and devout patron of the East Star Chinese Buffet restaurant on NASA Parkway. Though Judy never returned to live in her beloved Shenandoah Valley, she retained a great love for her home back east throughout her life. Judy made frequent trips east, both to visit her family in Virginia and to attend reunions at the University of Virginia. Going “camping” at the family’s little red cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was an annual fixture in the Stone household growing up, and continued until Thanksgiving of 2016, bringing generations of family members back to their home away from home in the Smoky Mountains. Judy and Howell were avid travelers, frequently crisscrossing the continent by car, plane, train, and RV, and regularly bringing their children and grandchildren along for their adventures. Judy was happiest and most in her element when surrounded by family and nature, and her children and grandchildren will always remember the many opportunities Judy created to bring them together- and feed them well. Judy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Howell; her son, Timothy Edwin; her parents, George and Ora Lindamood; and her siblings, Hazel Fulk, Hildred Lindamood, Glenn Lindamood, and Charles Lindamood. Judy was a gift to all who were blessed to know her. She remains cherished and greatly missed by her sons: David Howell (Charlene), Paul Maurice (Jacky), Daniel Byron (Deanna), and Thomas Randolph (Janie). Her six grandchildren (Erika, Jacob, Sarah, Rachael, Benjamin, and Peter) and five great-grandchildren (Carley, Camilla, Laney, Collins, and Stone) will not soon forget their beloved Nana, whom they will always remember as being quick to offer support, love, delicious food, and her frank, often-hilarious opinions. A celebration of Judy’s life will take place on Saturday, November 3, at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. A reception at the church will follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospitality Apartments (hospitalityapartments.org/donations).

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Julia Loraine Stone

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Janie Stone

November 13, 2018

Nana the days go on and I keep what you have shared with me over the years close to my heart in my thoughts of you. Be happy, God wants you to enjoy the blessings that are given to you. DON'T FRET OVER THE SMALL THINGS. Missing you.

Kristi DeNardo

November 2, 2018

I will always remember Judy's smile and laughter. She and Howell were so kind and generous to Patrick and me, sharing the cabin in Gatlinburg on several occasions. We enjoyed visiting them in their home after one of those visits, and recounting stories of growing up, the farm in east Texas that my parents purchased from Howell's grandparents, and numerous other subjects.

Judy will be missed, but we know we will see her again one day.

Mark McAvoy

October 31, 2018

I submitted a donation to Hospitality Apartments to honor Mrs. Julia Stone. She and Howell were a great support to me while attending Texas A&M with her son David. I lived in the Texas panhandle which was too far to go to my own home so the Stones made their home my own. I have many fond memories of those 4 years now almost 50 years ago. I always dropped by to visit Julia and Howell when I could be near Pasadena. I was fortunate to see Julia one last time this past November when I came to our 45th Tessja A&M reunion. It was a joy to spend time with her even in her advanced age.

FROM THE FAMILY