Bird, Judy Marlyn

Judy Maryland (Foster) Bird

May 22, 1940 - January 7, 2021

Judy Maryland (Foster) Bird passed away peacefully in McKinney, Texas on January 7, 2021. She was born on May 22, 1940 in Falfurrias, Texas to Joe and Gwen Foster. Judy is survived by the pride of her life, her two sons and their spouses, Mitch and Dawn Bird of Park City, Utah and Jason and Stephanie Bird of McKinney, Texas; her three grandchildren, Kasey Bird of College Station, Texas, Shane and Megan Bird of Houston, Texas, Jordan Bird of McKinney, Texas; as well as her nieces and nephews and numerous life-long friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, L.K. Bird, Jr.; her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Pat Foster; and her in-laws, Buddy and Frances Bird.

Judy taught school at Abilene High School in Abilene, Texas for 19 years and remained involved in activities of her alma mater, Stephen F. Austin University. She loved to be around friends and family and enjoyed attending First United Methodist Church of McKinney, Texas. 

Due to COVID, a memorial service will not be held. Judy will be laid to rest in Carthage, Texas at a later date. In her final days, Judy was under the exceptional care of New Century Hospice of Dallas while residing at the first-class, Baybrooke Village Care and Rehab Center in McKinney, Texas. The family cannot thank them all enough for their level of care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either, New Century Hospice or Baybrooke Village Care and Rehab Center.

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Judy was a dear person and friend. We enjoyed many hours of bridge, laughter and conversation at Discovery Village, Allen TX. I loved hearing stories of her children, grandchildren and students. She was very special and I illness her. Sincerely, TORCHIE and Ed Monk Ed and TORCHIE Monk, January 13, 2021 Judy was like my big sister,as she was only 13 when I was born. Mom was only a few years older so a close bond was inevitable. She was my companion at the hospital when my sister and brother were born. She took us to the movies when we visited. She hid Easter eggs for our hunt. I remember the excitement when she was on the highlighted float at the Fourth of July parade. The whole town turned out. Her last visit was as guest of honor at our annual spring BBQ. I will truly miss her frequent phone calls when she would say “Joe ,this your favorite Aunt “ She was our remaining connection to our simple life in South Texas. She will truly be missed. Joe Foster, January 11, 2021 We loved Judy at Discovery Village at Twin Creeks. She was a long time resident here and she was the life of the party with her beautiful smile and fun personality. She always had a good word to say and advice to give. She loved life and it showed. Julie Thomas, Activities Director, Discovery Village at Twin Creeks Julie Tholmas, January 11, 2021 My thoughts and prayers are with Judy’s family. May she Rest In Peace. Bobbi Bobbi Hanna, January 9, 2021 Our family is saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. She was like another grandmother to Caroline. She would return from playing with Jordan and gush about Judy’s “cool movable bed”. Sending hugs and prayers of comfort. We love you, Jason, Stephanie, and Jordan! Robin Latson, January 8, 2021 We loved Judy here at Discovery Village in Allen, where she was our neighbor and we had so many years as friends!!! She always had a beautiful smile and was very kind to all!!! She will be missed!!! Teresa Marion, January 8, 2021 My deepest sympthy tothe family. I attended Sunday school with Judy at First United Methodist of McKinney. She was alway a deligt to with. Her smiling face and cherfull personality will be very missed. Katherine "Kitty" Ball, January 8, 2021