OBITUARY: Judy Allen, 72, of Burnet was dedicated to community

A service for Judy Edgar Allen, 72, of Burnet is 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at First Baptist Church of Burnet with Pastor Mark Newton officiating. She died Feb. 24, 2013.

On Sept. 26, 1940, Judy Edgar was born at Allen Hospital and Clinic to Pauline and Donald Edgar. She was raised in Burnet and graduated from Burnet High School. Judy moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas.

As a little girl and through her early adult life, Judy was an active Girl Scout. She was a troop leader in Burnet and assisted in the summer Girl Scout retreat Camp TexLake in Spicewood. While attending UT, she continued her active role at the Girl Scout office in Austin and became a key member and was voted to represent Texas in Washington, D.C., for the March of Dimes crusade to end polio. While attending UT, Judy dated Thrasher and, after a year, they got engaged. Judy was the registar of The Lone Star Girl Scout Council and continued this job until after marring Thrasher.

Judy and Thrasher were married at First Baptist Church in Burnet on June 10, 1961. Their first home was on the Allen family farm outside of Marble Falls, where they lived and worked the pecan orchard and the cattle for more than five years. Their first child, Mary Pauline Allen, was born May 25, 1962 at Allen Hospital. Judy and Thrasher moved to Austin and San Antonio in the years before the birth of their second child, Myra Jane Allen, in Austin at Brackenridge Hospital on Aug. 8, 1970.

In 1971, the family moved overseas to the Hawaiian islands, where they lived for the next seven years on Oahu and Kauai. Judy was an active mother with school activities with both Mary and Myra. Judy also was active with Kailua First Baptist Church in Kauai. Judy was asked to fill a void in the church and serve as the director of youth. In this role, she started a preschool with the church to assist and serve local native children and their families. The school is still serving the community to this day.

In late 1977, the family moved back to the mainland, flying to L.A. and driving to Texas. Judy and Thrasher bought their home in Burnet to raise their two girls. After renovating and moving in for the third generation of Edgars, the Allens soon bought The Oaks Nursing Home. As the years went by, Judy became the administrator of the largest private employer in Burnet County for more than thirty years. Judy and Thrasher were proud supporters of Burnet, attending and donating to school and city events.

In 2010, Judy and Thrasher decided to sell The Oaks to retire and spend time with their grandchildren. Wonderful times and memories were enjoyed together as a family, both at the family home and traveling to many of their grandsons’ events. After much consideration, Judy and Thrasher moved to The Country Oaks in November 2012. The Country Oaks has taken such effort in the care of both Judy and Thrasher. The family would like to thank the staff at The Country Oaks for their devotion to Judy.

Judy is survived by her beloved husband, Thrasher; daughterd, Mary of north Houston and Myra and husband Scott of San Marcos and their two children, Trevor Scott Thrasher and Trent Robert Douglas Habbit.

Those serving as pallbearers are Steve Newton, Sam Newton, Greg Newton, Jimmy Newton, Tim Denton and Jack Butler

Family will receive friends Feb. 27 at Edgar Funeral Home, 109 N. Main St. in Burnet, (512) 756-4444, and noon-1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the church before the the service begins.

Friends may express their condolences at http://edgarfh.com.