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Judia Ann SARICH


1948 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Judia Ann SARICH Obituary
SARICH, Judia Ann

Judia Ann Sarich, 65, of Austin, Texas, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2014 after a long struggle with early onset Alzheimer's.

Judia was born in DeRitter, Louisiana on August 25, 1948 to parents Marshall and Lorane (Lowery) Wood. Judia married Rudolph S. Sarich on September 7, 1968 in Beaumont, Texas.

In 1966, she graduated from Beaumont High School in Beaumont, Texas, attended Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, then in 1992, she received a Bachelor of Science degree graduating Cum Laude from Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas. As an RN she specialized in PICU/NICU (Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care); Director of Women and Children's Care at Methodist Hospital, Dallas, Texas, and also served in Houston, Clear Lake, Dallas, Florida, Oklahoma City, Honolulu, and Beaumont.

Judia loved her family and extended family dearly. She was author of the "Elender Lowery Heritage Story Book," and co-author of the "Cousin's" newsletter. She made lifelong friends wherever she went. She was an accomplished artist, owned an art studio, and was an art instructor, as well as a psychic & channel. She also loved entertaining, dancing, photography, gardening, diving, wildlife, social work, and her church community.

Judia Sarich was preceded in death by her mother and father, and half-brother Gordon Wood.

Judia is survived by her husband, Rudolph S. Sarich of Austin, Texas, and daughters Christina L. Han of Dallas, Texas, Angela E. Sarich of Haiku Maui, Hawaii, grandsons Colton Sarich of San Antonio, Texas, Sunny Kaimana Sarich of Haiku Maui, Hawaii, her sisters Sharon (Wood) Zaal of Seabrook, Texas, Barbara (Wood) Shipper of Beaumont, Texas, half-sister Linda Sue Schiesler and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at Hill Country Bible Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Pflugerville, TX.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 6 to June 7, 2014
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