Mary Willene “Nana” Judd

Mary Willene "Nana" Judd

Mary Willene “Nana” Judd

On April 2, 2021, Mary Willene “Nana” Judd, 94 of Clarendon, took her last breath here on earth and breathed her first breath in Heaven in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

Services took place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 in the Clarendon Church of Christ with Chris Moore officiating. Burial followed in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Arrangements were by Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Willene was born January 10, 1927 to Etta and Joe Burgett in Pauls Valley, Okla. At an early age, the family relocated to Texas where she attended schools at Samnorwood and Wellington.

On November 24, 1942. she married her childhood sweetheart, Oran G. Judd, known to friends and family as John. They were blessed with two sons, Glenn and Eddy Wayne.

The family moved several times, as necessitated by work for John, finally settling in Clarendon where John went into business for himself. They made their home and raised their sons there.

Willene always made herself available to them and put their needs above her own. John died May 25, 1999 after a long illness where she seldom left his side. They had been married 56 years.

In 1967, she attended the John V. London School of Vocational Nursing, after which she found her niche in the geriatric field. Willene worked the last 20 years before she retired at the Clarendon Nursing Home.

With such a sweet and generous spirit, Willene always gave her patients the best care possible and loved them as if they were her own family.

Nana, as she was known by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was always involved in their school functions and sports. A Clarendon Broncos fan, she rarely missed a game and found those games even more exciting when her sons, grandsons or great grandsons played. She also was a great Dallas Cowboys fan.

Dearly loved by her family and friends, they were enriched by Willene’s devotion to them and to her God.

She loved painting and quilting, but most of all she loved her Lord and scripture. Always involved in church activities, Willene assisted her church family any way she could. She served as a longtime member of the Clarendon Church of Christ, and her presence will be sorely missed.

Those she left in the caring hands of God are her son Glenn and wife Claudette of Georgetown; her daughter-in-law Linda Judd of Clarendon; nine grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Those eagerly awaiting her arrival in Heaven are her husband John; her Mama “Bill” Etta Parrigen; step father Cult Parrigan; her son Eddy Judd; her sisters Dovie and Caroline; and two great grand babies.

Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

In lieu of flowers, Willene requested donations be sent to the Clarendon Church of Christ, Donley County Senior Citizens in Clarendon or the Citizens Cemetery Association.

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