Judy Garland Burst

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Judy Garland Burst, Wife, Mom, and Nana, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the age of 76 due to complications from surgery. She is survived by Her husband of 57 years, Richard O. Burst; children, Richard O. Burst, Jr. and wife, Melissa, Tamara Anne Cairns and husband, David and Ruston O. Burst and wife, Shelia; grandchildren, Wolfgang Burst, Aidan Burst, Noah Cairns, Savana Davis, Jackson Burst, Tanner Davis, Ava Cairns, River Burst, and Lorelei Burst; brother, Gary Dean and wife, Jackie. She is preceded in death by her parents, Garland and Gladys Dean; sister, Jimmy Hardin; and brother, Glenn R. Dean. Judy attained a Bachelor Degree from Central State University in Oklahoma and a Master Degree from Southwest University in Louisiana. She retired from MHMR and in retirement was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, Brownsville. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with family and friends sharing memories of Judy starting at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at the Lux Funeral Home Chapel.

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  1. Dear Dick and family – we were surprised and saddened by Judy’s passing. Please know that our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all.

  2. Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences to the Burst Family, our friends, at this time. We are unbelievably saddened and so sorry for your loss. Ms. Judy was an incredibly special person, such a wonderful lady and so kind and giving to us. She felt like family, as you all do. She was loved and will be very sorely missed. From Angie Taylor, Dakota, Sierra & Zoë Flynn. The children’s father, Joe Flynn, sends his condolences to you all as well.

  3. Dear Uncle Dick, Richard , Tamra , Ruston and your families, Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. Judy will be greatly missed . Love

  4. Sooner & family, Jody and I are so sad over losing Judy. You all were always so much fun together and we will never forget the laughter we shared.

  5. We are so very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and you were such a great couple. I will remember our last visit together so fondly. A cold and rainy day at Gruene Hall having beers, telling stories, arguing over football, but always lots and lots of laughter. A perfect day to catch up with friends. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jody & Diane Young

  6. I had married Dicks big brother and had 2 children by the time Richard introduced us to his girl ! . She was only 18 he was 11 years younger than his big brother and we were never living in the same state. So our time together were only on short visits . What I loved about her was that she was never hesitant to speak no matter the conversation and put in her 2 cents worth and liked to cook Louisiana style!! I was Norwegian Canadian so she impressed me with her openness!! She was easy to be around! One day when we visited in Guthrie, they were having a house built snd we went over to see the progress! She proudly showed us how she had decide to put down floor tile made in Mexico. And she was installing it herself ! This was before you tube days !! Then going to college and getting a masters . She seemed unflappable to me .. doing what needed to be done at the time for the family and also realizing her dreams and supporting Dick with his! Thanks for the memories, Judy Garland Burst! ! May you Rest In Peace knowing you were loved . ❤️🙏 Sister in law Margie Burst

  7. To our beloved Juju – we are going to miss you but we’ll love you forever ! Candace , Anthony, Amy, Adam, Aaron and Tyler Sending you hugs !

  8. Just learned of Judy’s passing. Prayers from Don and Jeanne Moad and kids; Marilyn Bilbrey, Carolyn Calloway, Michelle Woodard, Shaun Moad, Juliana Lee, Amy Hernandez

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