Judith Eileen Tyson, 72, of Lampasas, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. She courageously battled lung disease for the last 2 years and mercifully is now at rest with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is reunited in Heaven with her husband, LTC (Ret) Gene Tyson, who preceded her in death 5 years ago. They shared 41 years of marriage together.
Judith was born in Dallas, Texas on September 11, 1946. She is the eldest daughter of Charles and Gladys Phillips of Dallas, Texas. She graduated from University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She also held a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Tarleton State University. Judy retired from the Killeen Independent School District in 2016 after 18 years serving as a principal at both Peebles and Iduma Elementary Schools. Prior she served as a principal for several years in Lampasas at both Kline Whitis and Hanna Springs Elementary Schools.
Judy is survived by her sisters Barbara Good and Kathy Galde; brothers Bill Phillips and Bruce Phillips; daughters and their spouses, Jennifer and David Goodman, and Joanna and Christopher Dunlap; and 8 grandchildren, Creighton, Hannah, Sawyer, Will, John, Finn, Xander and Josie, who were the light of her life.
Judy was an educator at heart, and always saw her profession as teacher and principal as a ministry, and she served it with the utmost integrity and passion. As the wife of a U.S. Army Chaplain she was no stranger to service as she proudly served that role for 20 years beside her beloved husband. But it was her devoted role as mother and grandmother that she cherished most. She is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
Judy’s life will be honored at a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on June 20, 2018 at Grace Fellowship Church, Lampasas, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to her family’s ministry: Tyson’s Corners Retreat and Wellness Center, 1135 County Road 1045, Lampasas, TX 76550 or www.tysonscorners.net.