Judy LaVelle (Clary) Roemer passed away peacefully in her home on December 21, 2023. She was a genuine and steadfast presence in the lives of her loved ones, always there for her family with a no-nonsense approach to life that was only outdone by her love and care for her family.
Judy, one of ten siblings, is survived by her brothers and sister – Bobby, Jerry, and Carol. Her upbringing in such a large family instilled in her the values of resilience and solidarity through which she took on the role as caretaker provider, mother, and friend for so many of her family members.
She is survived by her children, Tammy and Alan Roemer, Tammy's wife Adrienne, and her grandchildren, Gabe, Logan, Fin Cole and Zane Jones, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and adopted grandchildren. Tammy was her caretaker, support, and strength for many years, while Alan was the golden child who could do no wrong in her eyes. The loss of her as a mother, grandmother, and friend is deeply felt by them all.
During her career at Southwestern Bell, Judy was known for her dedication and hard work, retiring with a sense of pride and achievement. She went on to various other jobs including selling yellow page ads, selling phones for GTE, and being a receptionist for AIDS Resources of Rural Texas, and Van Chevrolet where she met so many kind souls who always bragged about her smile and kindness.
Judy faced life’s challenges with kindness and a practical mindset, admired by those who knew her for her straightforward and compassionate approach. Her contributions to the community, though quiet and unassuming, were significant. She believed in making a difference without seeking recognition. She was always helping out and supporting from behind the scenes.
Judy will be deeply missed. Her presence brought a sense of reliability and warmth to those around her. Her passing leaves a void, but her spirit and the memories we shared will continue to live on in our hearts.