July 10, 1945 - February 16, 2018
It is with great sadness but also with great joy that the family announces that Judith “Judy” Ann Whitt Arthurs has escaped the bounds of her suffering body as she went to be with her Lord Jesus on Friday, February 16th with her husband Dale and daughter Julia by her side. Judy was 72 years old. She was born in Lubbock, Texas on July 10, 1945 and raised In Terrell. She was the first of four children born to Mary and Eugene Whitt who preceded her in death. Judy will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Dale Arthurs along with her sons and daughters-in-law Jeff and Kathy Arthurs, Jon and Sally Arthurs, and daughter and son-in-law, Julia and George Schonert. She’ll also be forever remembered by her brothers and sisters-in-law Jeff and Georgia Whitt, Jack and Kathi Whitt, and James and Maureen Whitt along with numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and her 11 precious grandchildren. Judy was educated in the Terrell School system and found her love of music at an early age. She was an accomplished pianist she enjoyed playing for her family for the rest of her life. She also taught piano when her children were young before she resumed her education. She graduated from the University of Houston at Clear Lake City and took her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. She enjoyed a long career as a Senior Vice President of the Houston branch of a national title company. She also worked as a computer programmer for Ford Aerospace for a period of two years and then as her husband’s partner in a Fee Attorney Office where she became educated in title work and made many contacts that prepared her for her final career. Judy had an incredibly infectious laugh and such a personality that she lighted up any room she entered. She never met a stranger and would invariably start a conversation with anyone she met even on elevators. It was amazing the information she learned about people because she was interested in their story. She was a fiercely loyal, protective, and loving wife, mother and friend. Her greatest joy was to know that every one of her children and grandchildren had accepted the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. Judy suffered much during the last seven years of her life. She was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2011 and had a very limited outlook for survival. She went through chemotherapy, radiation and surgery in 2011. She had several setbacks because she did not heal completely. Over the next few years she had several more surgeries that resulted in removal of her stomach. Complications of the surgeries caused her to be near death several times. We had great hope that she would recover this time because she was very tough and survived despite what the doctors told us on at least three other occasions. She will be greatly missed. A funeral service in memory of Judy will be held on Saturday, February 24, at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow in the family plot at Rose Hill Cemetery in Terrell. Memorial donations in memory of Judy may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Chosen People Ministries or a charity of your choice.
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