Achten, Judy J. Judy J. (Van Geffen) Achten, age 64, was born in Appleton, Wisconsin October 31, 1949. She passed away at home surrounded by her family on February 20, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Randy; her children Brian Achten of Austin, TX and Jill (Rick) Russell of Plano, TX. Judy was also a loving grandmother to Ashton, Casey and Carly Russell. She is also survived by many extended family members. Judy and Randy were wed on May 24, 1972 in Kimberly, WI. Judy graduated from UW-Oshkosh and became a teacher. In 1984 Judy became a Realtor in Chicago and later Dallas. Her greatest passion in life was educating and helping others. Judy loved gardening, cooking, traveling, reading, friends, education, her real estate career and above all, her family. Judy loved and was loved. This was especially evident in her 5 year battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to
, Faith Presbyterian Hospice or CCPC VBS Program. Memorial service to be held at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church (CCPC), 3901 N. Star Road, Richardson, TX 75082 on March 1, 2014 at 1 PM with a lunch reception to follow.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Feb. 23, 2014