Ziegler, Julia "Judy" Jury

November 9, 1920 - September 7, 2017

Julia “Judy” Jury Ziegler passed away peacefully at her home in Dallas, Texas surrounded by friends and family on Thursday, September 7, 2017. She was 96 years old. Judy was born to Paul Adair and Charrie Rachel Beard Jury on November 9, 1920 at Maple Hill Farm near Jacksontown, Ohio where she and her younger brother Jerry grew up. Judy attended Jacksontown High School and went on to attend Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. While there, she met Carl William Ziegler, a young percussionist from Sandusky, Ohio.

They were married on September 5th of 1942 at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Jacksontown, Ohio and were married for 66 years. Carl served in the United States Navy in World War II and upon his arrival home, he and Judy moved with their first child, Kristan to Omaha, Nebraska. While in Omaha their son, Jon Townsend was born. After their time in Omaha, the family of four moved to Kansas and bought a home in Ottawa. Soon after came their third child, Stephanie Ann and eight years later, William Adair was born and the family was complete.

Following opportunity with Harper and Row Publishing, Carl and Judy moved the family south to Dallas, Texas. Judy then enjoyed focusing on raising their children in Lake Highlands while Carl traveled as a book salesman. Judy was active in her church, St. James Episcopal in Lake Highlands and loved to put her musical talents on display while volunteering at nursing homes in the community. An avid gardener, Judy kept her big back yard beautiful and her flowers in bloom until the day she died. A gracious and welcoming host to all she encountered, Judy was known for opening up her home to family, friends and neighbors. She and Carl lived their long and joyful lives in that same home full of music, books, love, laughter and memories where the coffee pot was always on.

Judy is survived by her children, Kris King and husband Carey, Ann Williams and husband, Lawrence and Bill Ziegler and wife Lisa. She is also survived by her grandchildren Charrie South, Brandon King and wife Sharon, Chad Dobbs and wife Laurie, Julie Forbes and husband Kelly, Emily Ziegler, and Matt Ziegler along with her great-grandchildren Casey and Nicky King, Max Martinez, Isaac and Ryder Forbes. She is also survived by her brother Jerry Jury and his wife Gloria, as well as nieces and nephews. Judy is predeceased by her husband Carl Ziegler and son Jon Townsend Ziegler.

Judy will be laid to rest with her husband and son at Restland in Dallas, Texas at a private gathering of family on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Judy’s family asks that donations be made in her honor to:
The Licking Township Fire Company
P.O. Box 228
Jacksontown, Ohio 43030

The Dallas Stars Foundation https://www.nhl.com/stars/community/donations
Please put, “In Memory Of Julia Ziegler” in the comment box.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

16 replies on “Ziegler, Julia "Judy" Jury”

Pamela spell says:

In my thoughts and prayers

Edie Mattson says:

Such a wonderful memory of Judy. Very well written. She was a very special person to me and was the very best mom any family could ask for – her kids were all choice.

Karen and Gareth says:

Ann: Saddened to hear of your mom’s passing but thankful you and she shared in sorrows and celebrated joys with memories to treasure. Much love, Karen & GarethSEDIA

Kathryn & Ron Buys says:

Judy embodied all that is good. She was a fabulous role-model. Many will miss her mightily. Love to all of you.

Alda and Frank Lomas says:

Dearest Ann, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I felt like I knew her through you and all your loving stories about her. May you be comforted by all those sweet memories.

Much love to you and your family.

Allyson kozich says:

Bill and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending my love and prayers to you all. 😘

Barbara Brockett says:

So sorry to lose such a long time good neighbor. May she rest in peace.

Millie and Tom Heslep says:

Tom and I knew both Carl and Judy at St James. She was part of a ladies’ small group I was in, and we met for years. She was always so hospitable to hold meetings, and I envied her beautiful smile and humor.

Chris Ramirez says:

My condolences and prayers to the family

Marge and Wayne Lonseth says:

Today we remember how Judy touched our lives.
She was a grand lady, who enjoyed friends and family.
Her birthday and mine were celebrated in November and led to wonderful greetings and well wishes.
Christmas was also a favorite time for her,a present of a tin of cookies were more than welcomed by her.
We will miss her.

Laura & Jason Dowdle-Williams says:

Judy guarded my roses & brought joy to everyone she met. Her wonderful spirit lives on in her large & loving family, & we’re honored to be associated. We send love & deepest sympathies.

Pamela/ Pamie Lindsay says:

Judy & Zig have been a part of my life for many years after I met Anne when still in high school. I’ve been having dinner with her weekly for the past 10 years at least. She had a kind heart and a Great but quiet sense of humor!! She was like a mother to me and I will miss her dearly !!

Gail and Bill Rolston says:

Ann and Bill, We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We know you will miss her greatly…but she has lived a wonderful life. Call sometime so we can catch up with you and yours…903 883 2794

Jan and John Linnell says:

It is a true blessing to have lived such a wonderful life full of love and joy surrounded by many family members and friends. With her love for her Savior Jesus, I am thrilled she is in the presence of our Living God, free from pain,age,and trials of this world. Celebrate with all the Believers who have gone before you!!! See you soon Nanny ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Linda Gast says:

Your Mom was always sooo much fun! I remember her boisterous and infectious laugh, her geniune caring way, and her deep love of music. She was truly one of a kind! I believe that she may be the last of the “Cap Gang.” May she dance and sing and laugh in heaven for eternity! Hugs to you all.

Tara, Kevin, Jackson, Josh and Jacob Hickman says:

Our sweet Ms. Judy. Gatetrail will never be the same. She welcomed us with open arms as new neighbors and friends 13 years ago. And now her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids carry on her precious, loving, and fun spirit. The definition of wonderful neighbors. We have so many memories with her – a big pot of chicken noodle soup on our front porch after Jackson was born, May Day baskets, visits with a bottomless dish of jelly beans for the boys, countless afternoons playing in her front yard, the list goes on. She has always been there and we miss her so much already. We will always carry those memories with us and all feel so blessed to have known her. We continue our prayers of thanksgiving for her wonderful, long life and for peace to all of us that mourn her loss. All of our love, The Hickman Family

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