Judith Roseanne Petersen, 84, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024 in Santa Fe, Texas surrounded by loved ones. In Missouri on July 8, 1939, Judith Williams was born to loving parents Charles and Dorothy Williams.
After graduating High School she later moved to Texas where she met and married the love of her life, Erwin Petersen, on January 10, 1975. They raised four beautiful children together enjoying adventures such a fishing, family reunions, huge holiday gatherings and attending church regularly. Judy, worked as a school Secretary, finally retiring with over 20 years of service. In her spare time Judy enjoyed crossword puzzles, card games such as Canasta with family, was a master of Boggle and Scrabble, and always enjoyed watching a good Hallmark or John Wayne movie. She and her husband Erwin were members of The Houston Lutheran Chorale for 10 years which lead them to travel places such as New York City and Europe. She always loved swimming in her pool and tending to her many plants and flowers. There was NOT a holiday Judy ever missed decorating for; it was one of her favorite things to do. This included her multiple Christmas trees, window clings and musical stuffed animals. She was affectionately known as Nanny by her grandchildren and extended family. Shortly after losing her husband Judy was diagnosed with Early Stage Dementia. Even though this disease took so much from her, it never took her beautiful smile and kind heart.
She is survived by children Derek Petersen, Richard Petersen, Juli (Daniel) Hare and Cody (Jessica) Petersen; grandchildren Tyler (Angela) Larimer, Wyatt Petersen, Chandler Petersen, Adam Hare, Emily Hare, Hunter Petersen and Olivia Petersen; great grandchildren Stevie Petersen, Kashtyn Larimer and Jack Petersen; sisters Dorothy (Barry) Pietrewicz, Connie (Mark) Jones and Amber Gaia along with lots of loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her dear husband Erwin Petersen, parents Dorothy and Charles Williams as well as siblings Charles Williams, Jane Andrews and Sarah Feiock.
Judy was dearly loved and will be missed by many who had the honor to know and love her. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Savior.
Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 5050 East Sam Houston Pkwy S, Pasadena, TX. 77505.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Magnolia Crossing – Memory Care Unit and Magnolia Hospice for their kindness and care of their sweet Nanny.