Judith “Judy” (Huie) Shugart, of New Caney, passed away at home on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at age 76.
Graveside Services will be held at the Pavilion at Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck, on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor Jon Honea officiating.
Judy was born on September 26, 1944 to Roy Huie and Vivian Golden Huie in Brady. Before she was old enough to go to school the family moved to Chicago, and then moved to Houston when she was in Junior High. Judy participated in the Scottish Brigade in high school and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School, and then attended secretarial college in Houston.
After graduating from secretarial college, Judy began work for United Gas. She worked her way up to being the Executive Secretary to the Vice President.
While working at United Gas, she met Gary Shugart, who was a hair stylist in Houston. When she went in to have her hair fixed for an upcoming vacation trip, they met and their romance began. After dating, and then corresponding for two years while Gary was overseas, they were united in marriage on August 5, 1967. Their wedding was held at Park Place Baptist Church in Houston, where Judy was a Sunday School teacher. Judy wore a wedding gown that her mother-in-law had made for her sister-in-law, Linda. Her beautiful bridal bouquet had such special meaning, that Gary later had it professionally preserved, and it is being used as the centerpiece in her final casket flowers.
Judy and Gary lived in Houston living a busy life with her career at United Gas and his two beauty salons, until moving to New Caney where they have lived for the last thirty-four years. She retired from United Gas at age 65 when offered a retirement package she could not refuse.
Judy enjoyed knitting and crocheting and made many beautiful afghans for the family. After her retirement, she devoted her every minute to her husband and son and then her twin grandchildren, whom she was raising. She was there to fulfill their every wish. Gary considered her the perfect wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. Although a private person, she was a very sweet person and considered by many to be a regal lady. To her husband, she was his queen, his everything, the love of his life for fifty-four years.
During her last few years battling cancer, one of her greatest pleasures, with her doctor’s permission, was being able to take her two grandchildren on a cruise, with her husband and niece, Mechele, to the Yucatan Peninsula.
Judy was preceded in death by her father, Roy Huie and her sister, Tony Sue Guillory.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Gary Shugart of New Caney; her mother, Vivian Huie of Houston; her son Fred Shugart of New Caney; and her two (twin) grandchildren, Kyra Shugart and Kalob Shugart of New Caney. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Linda Shugart Duke and her husband, Ellis Duke of Splendora; brother-in-law, Carl Shugart and his wife DeAnn Shugart of Groesbeck; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.