Judy C. Shelburn

Judy C. Shelburn

July 25, 1932 – August 27, 2019

Judith Charlene Carpenter Shelburn passed peacefully on Aug. 27, 2019, at the age of 87 following a series of strokes over the past year.

Judy was born to Charles H Carpenter and Laura Smith Halliburton in Palacios, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Gerald Shelburn; both of her parents; sisters, Margaret Brown, Latricia Sweatman, Beulah Smith; and brother, Eugene Carpenter.

Judy is survived by her family-of-the-heart, Meg Shelburn Hernandez and husband George of Burnet; Barbara Shelburn Hacker and Howard Gardner of New Braunfels; and Gwen Shelburn Barton of Burnet; sisters, Beatrice Cunningham (husband Julian) of Plant City, Florida, and Violet Carl of Llano; and brother, Charles Carpenter (wife Judy) of Austin; grandchildren, Christopher Hernandez (wife Tamara), Mylea Hernandez (Kris Morin), Chase Sadler, and Joshua Hacker; great-daughters, Kinsley Sadler (mother, Keely Moore), Harper and Hadley Hacker, and many much-loved nieces and nephews.

Judy had worked as a nurse at Shepperd Hospital and was an award-winning “Avon Lady” in Burnet for over 35 years. She was a 50-year member of the Burnet Order of the Eastern Star #425. Judy loved gardening & yard work, cooking, jigsaw puzzles, and reading.

She was always excited to see the songbirds and hummingbirds return to her yard each spring, and was well-known for the boxes of home-made cookies and candy she delivered to friends and customers during each holiday season.

The family extends special thanks to the staff of Oaks Nursing Center in Burnet for their care and compassion over the past year. We also express much love to our cousin, Nancy Stacks, whose frequent visits to see her “beautiful Aunt Judy” at Oaks were always a welcome day-brightener.

Arrangements are handled by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet, with Visitation 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Funeral Services in the Clements-Wilcox Chapel at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Burial will follow at Cauble Cemetery in Lake Victor.

Donations can be made to Valley Lodge AF&AM #175 or Order of the Eastern Star #425 in Burnet, or Lake Victor Lodge AF&AM #1011 if desired.

Pall-bearers are Chris Hernandez, Kris Morin, Chase Sadler, Joshua Hacker, Seth Shelburn, Emil Vogel

Honorary Pall-bearers are George Hernandez, Howard Gardner, Randy Shelburn, Bub Lastly, Donald Fawcett, Howard Yancey, Lamar Schooley, Guy, Clay, Gary & Matt Cunningham, and Ronnie Blair.

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