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Judy McDonald

October 11, 1933 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 84)
Judy McDonald of Spring, TX died in her home on January 10, 2018 after a very short battle with bone cancer. She was born October 18, 1933 in Palestine, TX and was the daughter of Charles Lee and Grace Sammons McDonald. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Jean, Robert, Jack and Joe. Judy graduated from Marshall High School, attended business school and went to work for United Gas in Marshall, TX. In 1957 she moved to Houston and went to work for Transwestern Pipeline Company where she was secretary to Purchasing Agents. Eventually Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation acquired Transwestern Pipeline. Judy continued in her capacity as secretary but this time to the Purchasing Manager. She eventually became the first female Purchasing Agent at Texas Eastern. As time went by and the department grew, Judy was promoted to Administrative Manager. In this capacity she implemented a centralized secretarial support system for the Purchasing Agents and the Material Control Group. With the help of Records Management, she implemented one of the most intricate filing systems in the company. Recognizing the importance of technology, Judy worked to automate the administrative functions of Purchasing and Material Control increasing the productivity of the centralized support system. Her vision for the department didn’t stop there. Eventually all Purchasing Agents and Material Control Analysts had computer terminals on desktops further increasing productivity in the department. She retired from Texas Eastern Corporation in 1989 after 32 years of service. Judy is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Colonial Gardens Cemetery in Marshall, TX on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation with family members will be held Thursday evening, January 18, at Sullivan Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Honorary pallbearers for Judy’s service are: Bryan Minzenmeyer, Steve McDonald, David McDonald, Charles Pleasant, Steven Jones, Michael Jones and Brian Doucet.

 Service Information

January 18, 2018

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sullivan Funeral Home
100 East Travis
Marshall, TX 75670


Colonial Gardens
Hwy 31 South
Marshall, TX 75672

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