Julia Ann “Judy” Francke Judkins of Elgin, Texas, passed away at 79 in Round Rock, Texas on May 23, 2023, after a brief illness.
Judy was born to Lawrence Francke and Alma Ozment Francke on July 9, 1943, in Alturas, Calif. She was the eldest of five children born to this union.
Judy grew up in Elgin along with her sister Donna and Brenda. They lived at the Pump Station with grandparents Otto and Julia Wotipka Francke. The girls attended Elgin ISD and they all worked at the concession stand at the El Tex Theater where Granny Francke managed for over 30 years. Eventually, Judy moved to Arkansas and attended the Warren School District.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, brother, and grandparents. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins precede her as well.
Judy is survived by her sons Eddie Callison (Sherry), Richard Callison (Julie), and Bobby Judkins; her daughter Cindy Dodson (Jim); grandchildren Casie, Raylynn, Camryn, Jonathon, Eric, Jacob, and Destiny; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is also survived by the love of her life and best friend of 13 years Allen Doubrava; her sisters Donna Wiscaver, Brenda Brewer (Ronnie), and Alma “Punkie” Francke. Punkie had been Judy’s caregiver for the past several years. They have had best friends and neighbors Gilbert and Lois Kubicek who have been a God send since 2006. She is also survived by her “Parker Lumber” family where she was employed for almost 14 years. We acknowledge the love and kindness shown to Judy over the years. Judy reconnected with many friends and made new friends when she returned to Elgin in 2006.