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Judith Tomlinson

Judith Tomlinson

March 4, 1940 – September 2, 2023

Judith Ann (Jancy) Tomlinson, 83, of Boerne, Texas, passed peacefully at home on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Judy was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 4, 1940. She was the daughter of William Joseph Jancy and Anna (Jindra) Jancy.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; her daughters, Ann McDowell and Amy Lambiase; her granddaughters, Madison Lambiase, Sophia Lambiase, and Elizabeth McDowell; her grandson, Alexander McDowell; and her sons-in-law, Ken McDowell and Matthew Lambiase.

Judith attended John Adams High School in Cleveland and, after her father built his own house in the suburbs, graduated from Brecksville High School with honors.

Mutual friends of Judy and Richard arranged a date at the Cleveland Public Library, but the library was closed so they met on the steps. For their date they sat on a park bench at the Cleveland Art Museum and Richard tutored Judy in algebra so that she could meet the entrance requirements for Ohio State University.

Judith and Richard were married on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1962, at the Ridgewood Methodist Church in Parma, Ohio. Judith completed a bachelor’s degree in education with majors in English and history in only two years so that she could graduate in 1964 in the same ceremony as her husband, when he received his doctorate. Judith also received a Master’s degree in science from Central Connecticut State College in New Britain, Connecticut.

Judith held teaching, secretarial, and clerical jobs but her secret ambition was to be a writer. She wrote over 100 short stories for her own entertainment. In 2021 a few of these stories were published in Catnapping with Uncle Charley and Other Short Stories by Judith Tomlinson.

Being a wife and mother was a source of immense pride for Judy. It was always important to her that everyone be happily married and have a family.

Her first question on meeting someone was, “Are you married, and do you have any children?” She was perplexed that anyone could play a whole round of golf with a stranger without inquiring about this essential information.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Judith at Holt & Holt Funeral Home, 319 E. San Antonio Ave., Boerne, Texas on October 7, 2023, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Judith’s honor can be made to the Genealogical Society of Kendall County ( php?pt=42) in Boerne, or to The Ohio State University ( giving/).

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit