Judy Elaine Weems
Jan. 16, 1952 - Jan. 3, 2018
Judy Weems passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in Victoria, Texas, after a brave and remarkable life. A memorial service to celebrate Judy's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13, at Lake Shore Baptist Church, 5801 Bishop, Waco, with Rev. Sharlande Sledge and Rev. Kyndall Rothaus as officiants.
Judy was born as Judy Elaine Briles in Abilene, Texas, on January 16, 1952, to Perry Briles and Estelle Hall Briles. Judy spent her childhood in Abilene. She graduated from Abilene High in 1970. She moved to Waco, in August 1970, to attend McLennan Community College. For the next 11 years, she was a legal typist and bookkeeper. On November 24, 1979, she married John DeVries. This union produced two daughters, Sarah Emily DeVries and Lisa Marie DeVries.
Judy's most important commitment was to her children. She was a superlative mother. After almost two decades of secretarial and administrative work, Judy enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy Program at McLennan Community College and graduated in 1990. She was employed as a Respiratory Therapist in Waco and Fort Worth, before health issues forced her to retire. Her first marriage ended in 1991, but Judy married Richard Weems in 1997. Richard and Judy were both Respiratory Therapists, and met at work. Richard and Judy lived in Fort Worth, Benbrook, College Station, and Victoria, Texas.Judy was an active member of Lake Shore Baptist Church/Waco from 1971 through 1996. Judy experienced health difficulties throughout her life, but she never complained. Judy epitomized compassion, deep curiosity, Christian faith, and boundless courage.
Judy is survived by her husband, Richard Weems of Victoria, Texas; daughters, Sarah Emily DeVries of Xalapa, Mexico, and Lisa Marie DeVries of Victoria, Texas; sons-in-law, Carlos Perez of Xalapa, Mexico, and Scott Guilbeaux of Victoria, Texas; granddaughter, Lisa Perez DeVries of Xalapa, Mexico; former husband, John DeVries of Waco, Texas; mother, Estelle Crumpton of Abilene, Texas; brothers, Victor Crumpton of Abilene, Texas, and Charles Crumpton of Abilene, Texas; and sister, Ella Ruth Foughty of Abilene, Texas.
Memorial donations can be made to: Lake Shore Baptist Church, 5801 Bishop, Waco, TX 76710; Victoria Unitarian Church, 1701 Crestwood, Victoria, TX 77901; Caritas of Waco, 300 South 15th Street, Waco, TX 76701; or to the charity of the donor's choice.
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength!"
The blessed soul of Judy Weems is safe with God. Well done, thou good and faithful servant!