January 19, 1953 - August 23, 2017
Judy Carolyn Broom was born January 19, 1953 in Dalhart, Texas. She passed away at her Richardson home on August 23, 2017. Her parents are Charles and Jodie Broom. She and her family moved to Richardson, Texas in 1960. She graduated from Richardson High School and Abilene Christian College. Judy taught kindergarten and 3rd grade in Richardson and Dallas for several years. Her love for children called her to start an organization, HUG Internationally (Humanity United in Giving), devoted to the care and support of Romanian orphanages. Judy became known as “The Hug Lady” and touched the lives and hearts of countless orphans and caregivers in Romania and India. Her love for the children and influence was far-reaching even into the government of Romania.
Judy is preceded in death by her father, Charles Broom. She is survived by her mother, Jodie Broom; her brother, Greg Broom and his wife Shirley; her nephews and nieces, David and Krista Broom and their son, Max, and Kelcie and Larry Fox; as well an aunt and several cousins.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Richardson East Church of Christ located at 1504 East Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75081.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238