Judith Greer, 60, of the Edge Community (Brazos County), passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in her home. A memorial service celebrating her life will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church in Bryan, fellowship and reception to follow at the church. Serving as ministers for the memorial service are Hospice Brazos Valley Chaplain Cherry Moore, Associate Pastor Marie Mickey and former pastor Dr. Robert Leslie. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Judy was born to Jack and Edna Irick in Belvedere, Illinois on August 6, 1955. After graduating from Bryan High School in 1973, Judy attended Texas A&M, later graduating from Austin’s Brackenridge School of Nursing in 1979. Judy’s nursing career included working in hospital settings, home health nursing, nursing home administration, and Director of Nursing at Hospice Brazos Valley. When diagnosed with ovarian cancer in February 2013, Judy was with HealthPoint (formerly BVCAA) where she used her leadership gift to help her employees reach their full potential. She believed in giving chances where perhaps chances had not been given. The Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Nursing rewarded Judy’s love of leadership with the Legacy Award in Leadership 2013.
Judy wanted her message about ovarian cancer to be heard. “I want each person to understand that ovarian/fallopian tube cancers are deadly. Demand a yearly CA-125 lab test. Pay for it yourself, if necessary. Be diligent but not paranoid.”
Judy & her family wish to express their gratitude to Dr. Christine Lee at Texas Oncology in The Woodlands for her excellent care. No words can possibly convey our appreciation for Dr. Erin Fleener and ALL of her staff for their care, thoughtfulness and love during Judy’s fight against ovarian cancer. We are also forever grateful for the staff in the Oncology unit at CHI St. Joseph who gave not only their skills but also their hearts to Judy and her family. Finally, we thank those at Hospice Brazos Valley, some of whom knew Judy from when she herself worked there. We thank Cherry for her comfort and kindness, Casey for her gentleness, love and care for not only Judy but her family these past weeks, as well as all the people who made things happen for us so that we could get Judy home where she wanted to be.
Judy’s father, Jack Irick, precedes her in death.
Surviving Judy are her mother Edna Irick; husband of almost 34 years Hal Greer; sons Ian Greer (and wife Kristin), and Tad Greer; daughter Holland (Hollie) Greer; brother Justin Irick (and wife Monica); sister Vicki Ward; grandchildren Ethan and Adalyn; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews from both the Irick family and the Greer family.
Donations in Judy’s memory may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley or a charity of your choice.
Please leave condolences for Judy’s family at CallawayJones.com
“You stole my heart long ago with your infectious laugh and your optimism…and belief that the journey we are on is worthy to be pursued. We are of stardust. And the universe is vast. Our journey is privileged. And we are all just passing through infinity.” – from a loving friend
I am thinking of all of you my dear friends. I can’t help but remember all of the fun Nora, Judy, Vickie and I had as kids. Vickie I know how you and Justin must be feeling loosing a sister. I am in Lubbock or I would be at the funeral. Edna my heart is so sad for you. Mom always said parents should not have to bury their children. Prayers to all the family. Love, Kathy Young
My deepest condolences go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace.
My thoughts are with you and your family. Judy was a special person. I was so happy to see her not long ago. May God bless you all.
My heart is broken that our world and profession has lost a giving and loving heart who dedicated herself to her family and health care. Hal, Ian, Tad, and Hollie, your wife and mom was so proud of you and never stopped talking about and bragging on you! I know she is up there organizing and doing quality improvement! God bless!
Hal and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Judy. We pray for God’s peace and comfort upon you and your family. With deepest sympathy.
Steve and I are so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. We both thought highly of her — she was always kind and friendly. Our deepest sympathy to Hal and her family. May God receive her into his kingdom and may you all find comfort in knowing that she is with God in Paradise.
Hal and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, mother, friend. I know all of our classmates (Blinn ADN class of ’93) join with me in conveying our most sincere sympathy, and wish you comfort and peace at this most difficult of times. Peace and comfort to you, Hal, and your family.
You touched the lives of many my sweet cousin. May you rest in God’s eternal peace. You are and will be loved forever.
Prayers to all of my family.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Judy. Thinking of you and your family during this most difficult time.
thoughts and prayers to you Hal and your family,may God give you all strength during this difficult time
I knew Judy in high school. Judy was always so pleasant and so happy and I always felt happy after talking to her. I wish we could all be that way.
I’m deeply saddened to learn of Judy’s passing. I offer my prayers for peace for the entire family. God be with you and bless you all.
It’s with a heavy heart that I send my thoughts and prayers to all of you. May God wrap his loving arms around each and every one of you. Like others, Judy and I started grade school together at Kurten School! May she rest in peace.
Much ❤️ and many Prayers to Judys AmAziNg Family!! Thank you for allowing me to LoVe her and for sharing her with me through her final journey! It was such an honor to be able to give back to such a giving, thoughtful, fellow Nurse! Her Smile and that Laugh…. Sucha Heart of Gold!
So, so sorry for your loss Hal and family. I pray that God grant you peace, comfort and strength during this time. Love, Leisa Carter Dunn
Hal, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Sickness and death takes a tragic toll on everyone. May comfort and hope be found in knowing there is a future for those we have lost by means of the promised resurrection. John 5 : 21,28,29 And soon all the things that cause us grief including sickness and death will be done away with. Revelation 21 : 3,4