Judy Lemons Poe
Judy Lemons Poe was born July 15, 1937 in Amarillo, Texas and died in Estes Park, Colorado on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
Her parents were Ray and Juanita Lemons.
Judy passed peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, January 10th surrounded by her husband, three children, and grandson after a courageous battle with cancer.
She is survived by: husband, Roger Poe, three children and six grandchildren, six sisters and their families on, Gary Ray Poe and wife Christy Poe and their two children Taylor Poe and Rebecca Poe now living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Daughter, Melissa April Lucas and husband Randy Lucas live in Greeley, Colorado along with Clinton Patrick Ryan who also lives in Greeley, and Justin Brady Ryan who lives in Keystone, Nebraska and Randy’s son Cody who lives in Ft. Collins, Colorado son, Craig Steven Poe and wife Jody Poe and their son Shane live in Truckee, California. Six sisters; Maxine Certain from Monroe, Louisiana, Mary Lou and Arvis Stewart from Amarillo, Texas, Sue Arlene Bird from Amarillo, Texas, Faye Nell and Ronnie Allton from Palm Bay, Florida, Linda and Ron Weaver from Houston, Texas, Ginger and Jimmy McCartor from Amarillo, Texas.
Roger and Judy retired to Estes Park, Colorado in the spring of 2003 enjoying their mountain walks, attending chapel services at the YMCA of the Rockies, and welcoming family and friends for visits.
Judy spent lots of her time teaching in public schools as well as churches in the many places where they have lived. She attended Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, Texas and on to Texas Tech where she received her Bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She met Roger Poe while teaching in Arvada, Colorado and they just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in August of 2011.
Ranching was a part-time endeavor until Roger retired from the USDA as a District Director for the farm service agency. Then they had a larger cow-calf operation near Briggsdale, Colorado.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Hyde Chapel at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park.