August 6, 1955 - April 13, 2016
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