Judith A Truty
Judith A Truty
1940 – 2021
♭♮♯Judith Ann Truty (nee Pankratz) of Northbrook, Chicago, Villa Park, and Naperville, IL, Tucson, AZ, and Colorado Springs, CO, beloved wife of Louis J Truty, dearest mother of Chris Truty (Heidi), Mark Truty (Jean), Greg Truty (Kathy), Michael Truty (Eileen), and Laura Gallagher (James), blessed to be the grandmother of 14, and great-grandmother of 7, entered eternal rest Sunday June 13, 2021, called home by her Lord. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” –Isaiah 41:10
Our mom lived life in a few phases. She was an only child, and grew up around Chicago and loved to sing with her parents. She worked: she was a first class bookkeeper for a number of small businesses, and a very zippy typist, later a medical transcriptionist. Then, she was a wife and a mom of 5 of us for a long
time. She elected (intentionally) to be known as “Judy Truty”. Really. After our father retired, she became a crafter for her grandchildren and a servant of her local community and church: she was the glue in her homeowners association for a long time, and she and our dad ran a prayer chain that did a lot of good for a lot of people. Even as she battled cancer, she was always what we in the tech industry now call a “creative”. She loved her family most, games and puzzles, silly rhymes, making/sewing toys, most desserts, playing music, dancing, singing, and a good polka (really any polka).
Mom (and Dad) believed in the Catholic doctrine of purgatory. She was humble enough to recognize the likelihood that as a human she’d made plenty of small human mistakes. Our family suggests the best way to honor her rich spiritual life would be to make donations for Catholic masses for the repose of souls, or through prayer itself. Prayers like: “May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen.” mean a lot. Some people don’t believe in all this – that’s ok – do it anyway 🙂 An online memorial can be found at https://judy.truty.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Judy’s honor to a Catholic charity of your choice; she was a devoted member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Parish community in Colorado Springs, CO.