Judith Roseanne Petersen

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 ā€“ Memory Care Unit and Magnolia Hospice for their kindness and care of their sweet Nanny.


  1. Judy was a dear lady, lovely, and funny, and full of life and spark, and a little mischievousness. I will miss her dearly. I’m so sorry for your loss and know that your family is in my prayers.

    Jennifer Freestone
  2. My thoughts and prayers for the family. Jessica did such an amazing job taking care of Nanny. She created everlasting memories for Hunter and Olivia!! May she rest in peace with her heavenly family!

    Margaret Henson-Myers
  3. I feel so blessed to have had Judy Petersen as my auntie. She had a wonderful sense of humor, the most beautiful smile. Will miss her so much but feel grateful for all the memories made, special times at family reunions, and her hugs. Sending heartfelt condolences to the entire Petersen family.

    Tami Johnson
  4. She was truly one of the best people ive ever had the blessings to have in my life. Very nice lady i will always remeber, especially around Christmas. She always decorated the true meaning of Christmas and always gave anyone a sense of welcome in her home. She is a true beautiful person that i will always keep in my memories. She is no doubt an angel in the heavens. Love always and always.

    Capt.Chris Hayes
  5. My dear family, I am sending my condolences to all of you. I know Judy touched each of your lives in such a special way and I know how missed she will be. I am very saddened by her passing and if any of you ever need anything please know I am here for you. I love all of you, and I am so thankful that my sister Judy is now being held in the arms of our Lord and Savior.šŸ’– šŸ’–šŸ™

    Dorothy Pietrewicz
  6. Sending our deepest condolences to the family. She will be missed, but her memories will live on in your hearts forever.

    Todd and Katie Tullis
  7. J Reyes Judy was a funny and beautiful soul of a person . She love being with her family and friends . She like a good cup of coffee in the morning . She was full of life like to travel when she could . I send my love condolences and prayers to her family and all that love her she will certainly be miss .

    Jr Reyes
  8. J Reyes Iā€™m sending my deepest condolences to the family, friends and loves ones . Judy was a sweet beautiful person inside and out . She love to travel have fun and live life . She love her family that was her whole world to make sure they were love and safe . She like a good cup of coffee in the morning enjoyed eating out when she could . She was a delightful person to have a conversation with . Iā€™m blessed to have know her she will be miss .

    J Reyes

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