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Zula Belle “Judy” Brackett

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Judy Brackett, 88, of Bryan, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at the home of her son.

Judy was born on Sept. 16, 1920, in Uhland, Texas to James C. and Edna Holcomb Evans and grew up in Lockhart.

She began working in a flower shop Austin at the age of 16, and then was engaged in a variety of occupations in many different places. She was elected and served

as Treasurer of Hays County from 1975 – 1979 and worked in bookkeeping and real estate in and around Central Texas for many years.

Always a strong and independent women and a champion of women’s rights, she had served as an officer in a local chapter of the American Legion Auxiliary, as Past President of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, and as an organizer and Past President of the local AARP Chapter in San Marcos.

She had been a member of the Eastern Star Order, the Sons of Hermann and, in 1996, was appointed to serve on the first Advisory Board for the South Austin Senior Activity Center. She later served as President of that center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: James, Jeff and Ben; her sisters: Alma, Gladys and Edna; and her husbands, Woodrow Young and Robert Brackett.

She is survived by her brothers and their spouses: Dick and Mary Evans, of Victoria, and Bill and Linda Evans, of San Antonio; her sister, Mildred Evans Anderson, of Lockhart; her sons and daughters-in-law: Bill and Virginia Young, of Lampasas, and Quinn and Carol Brackett, of College Station. Judy was highly involved with her five grandchildren and their spouses and ten great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held on Friday, Nov. 14, from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at McCurdy Funeral Home in her hometown of Lockhart.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th St., Bryan, Texas 77802, or to Brazos County Senior Citizens Association, Bryan, Texas 77802.

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