Judy was born in Maypearl,Tx on January 21, 1935 to William Peary and Francis Josephine Wilemon.
She is survived by: her husband Gary Gamble; son Dr. David Martin and wife Penny, their children Markie and Margo; son John Martin and wife Lynn, their children Case, Matt and Mandy; daughter Karin Shinpaugh and husband Carl, their children Austin and Ashley; son Paul Martin and wife Robin, their children Janie and Eric.
Judy grew up in Maypearl. Her sophomore year she transferred to Waxahachie High School where she accumulated many honors. She graduated with the highest grade average in her class. She was elected Prom Queen of WHS her senior year. Judy was quite popular as she never met a stranger and was kind to everyone.
After graduating high school she attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She met Roy Martin of Waxahachie. They decided to marry and attend the University of Texas in Austin where son David was born. She majored in home economics with a minor in science and graduating with high honors.
After university graduation Roy served in the army for 2 years mostly in Virginia. After Roy's discharge they moved back to Maypearl area where they purchased a home in the country. John, Karin and Paul were born while living there. Judy taught homes economics as well as high school physics and chemistry in the Maypearl school district. She found time to work in her father's business, the Wilemon Gin of Maypearl. In the 1960s the family moved to 803 W Marvin in Waxahachie where Judy lived for the next 40 years.
In her 40s Judy decided to go back to university. She loved learning. She enrolled at the University of Texas Arlington. She took 60 semester hours of various courses of interest. She then decided to seek a masters level degree in social work and graduated with high honors. She continued to work on her accreditation achieving the honor of a professional counselor for various personal counseling needs.
Judy worked 22 years at Renfro Healthcare as the social worker. Always the picture of health she worked until age 74. She was a member for many years of the Waxahachie Rotary Club and was the second female to be invited to become a member. When she retired her children requested that she move to Dallas where she has lived since August of 2011. Judy took great pride when she became a director for the Cowboy Bank of Texas where she served till December 2019.
Travel was a huge passion for Judy. She traveled to 40 countries and 49 states. She loved both ocean and river cruises. She toured Israel, Russia, parts of South America, most of Europe and Turkey and some Pacific destinations.
Judy was preceded in death by her father in 1993 her mother in 1995, her sister Susan Wilemon Solomon in 2010 and her brother David Wilemon in 2019.
Judy desired to be interred in the Maypearl Cemetery family plot with her parents and brother and sister.
She will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Her death has left a hole in those hearts.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 1-2 P.M. at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Waxahachie. A Funeral Service will directly follow at 2P.M.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. 972-937-2211.
Posted online on September 07, 2021