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In Remembrance


Judith Flournoy

Mom (Judy) passed away peacefully at her home the morning of May 7, 2019. Her husband, David, and I (daughter Kathryn) were by her side, and many family members and friends were with her during her remaining days. We are grateful for the time with her, and grateful for this wonderful network of people in our lives. We know Mom felt all of the love and prayers you have bestowed on her during her life and through her time fighting brain cancer.

Born in Barre, Vermont on September 2, 1941, Judy was the first child of Wesley and Dorris (Morrisette) Shephard. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband, David Flournoy, her daughters Lauren, Alison and Kathryn, grandchildren Andreas, Aidan, Alex, Paloma, sister Pamela, niece Sabrina, nephew Shane and close family members Joseph and Linda St. Clair.

Besides being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Judith exemplified her strong Catholic faith as a bible study core leader and devotion to others. She was an avid knitter, story writer, excellent cook, artist and literary enthusiast. Friends and family easily remember Judy’s exuberant laugh and genuine smile, and her sincere concern for the well-being of others over her own. Her devotion to her family was immeasurable.

In 1998, Judy graduated from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, and a minor in Art. Judy exemplified her spirituality in every facet of her life- from nurturing children and grandchildren, to knitting hats for the homeless. Her numerous and beautiful watercolor paintings adorn houses of friends and family. Often painting landscapes and nature, it is clear she drew inspiration from her love of her Green Mountain State home. A former avid-skier, Mom loved anything Vermont-related…especially her family and friends there. We often teased her that her Texas home was really a shrine to Vermont. She shared her love of nature, and the intricate meanings that nature can convey, to her children and grandchildren. Mom found humor in so many facets of life- it was a joy to be in her presence.

Judy and her husband David spent their 30+ years together sharing their strong devotion to the Catholic faith, raising children, graduating college, traveling overseas, raising grandchildren, regularly attending the opera, going to the beach, and genuinely enjoying the loving company and friendship of each other.

She has touched many lives in so many different ways. Mom embodied the definition of a meaningful and spiritual life in everything she did. When anyone was in need- even those she did not know- Mom was there to lend a hand, encouragement, and prayer.

She will be greatly missed.

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Judith Flournoy