Judy Staser
April 13, 1936 - November 6, 2020

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As a child I took two years of piano, began singing in church choirs at 14 and have played hand bells for 25 years.
I am self- taught on the flute

New Horizons Band is the only band I have ever played in.

Im proud to have been a stay at home mom even though I have an Elementary Education degree from the University of Michigan.
After Joe retired from General Motors we created J and J Antiques and enjoyed buying and selling English antiques for 12 years.
When we retired from that we traveled and enjoyed keeping busy with volunteer and church work.

A great marriage for nearly 58 years (Joe died in 2016), three fabulous married children, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren so far.

Animals and music.
At one time I did all kinds of needlework.

In the 1960s I judged state and local Miss America pageants.
I was one of the 5 original members of NHBD and only one of the two that remain.


J Staser

Judith Reynolds Staser, 84, of Dallas, passed away on November 6 in Marietta, Georgia. Judy was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on April 13, 1936. She attended the University of Michigan, and received a degree in education. On June 14, 1958, Judy married the love of her life, Joe A. Staser. After Joe's 32 year, 8 city career with General Motors, they created J&J Antiques, a passion they shared for 12 years, traveling to England to hand-pick antiques. They shared a passion for music, singing in various choirs throughout their marriage, which included a performance at the Vatican. They were lifelong tennis fanatics and Judy was never far from a television if a major tournament was on. For the past 38 years, Judy was active in the choir and bell choir at Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson. At age 60, Judy learned to play the flute, and performed with friends in the Dallas New Horizons Band.

Judy loved animals. They raised and fostered many dogs and cats. Volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter, she received the 2006 Texas Animal Control Association Volunteer of the Year award. Following Joe's diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Judy devoted herself to his well-being and care until his death in 2016. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Judy is survived by 3 children, David (Monica), Joy (Glenn) and Brian (Julie), 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy's memory would be appreciated to the Plano Animal Shelter, 4028 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093, or to the music program at Arapaho United Methodist Church, 1400 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080.