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Judith "Judy" Makovy Slate
Birth: Jun. 7, 1944
Death: Dec. 5, 2008


Judith "Judy" Makovy Slate passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, after a long illness. During this difficult time, she was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She always had a smile and an upbeat attitude and was ready to pick up and go anywhere, anytime.

Judy was born in Floresville, Texas, on June 7, 1944, to Joe Peter Makovy and Sally Kopecki Makovy Murks. She graduated from Luther Burbank High School in 1962 and from Texas State University in 1967, with degrees in biology and English.

After graduation, Judy worked with small animals at the Biomedical Research Center at the Southwest Foundation for Research and Education.

She married William Blanchard Slate on July 20, 1968. Although Judy spent most of her married life in Michigan, her heart was always in Texas. After her husband's death, she returned to her roots in San Antonio, where she worked at the University of Texas at San Antonio until her retirement in 2007.

Judy enjoyed music, sang in various choirs, and loved playing her piano. Her varied interests included animals (she had several), creative writing, her cottage on Wee Island in the Thousand Islands, yard sales, and spending fun time with her many friends.

Judy leaves behind her beloved children, Julie Kormos and husband Jamie of Fort Worth, Paul Slate of Fort Worth, and Jenny Slate of Houston; and one grandchild, Caitlyn Taylor Kormos. She also leaves behind a brother-in-law, James Slate and wife Sally; a sister-in-law, Mary Havranek and husband Rich; her nephews, great-nephews, and great-nieces; as well as many beloved first cousins and extended family.

Her family and friends will miss her greatly, but will always remember the wonderful times they spent with Judy.

A rosary will be recited on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., in the Mission Park Funeral Chapels North in San Antonio.

Her funeral will be held in St. Matthew's Catholic Church in San Antonio on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Our spirit is amazing
When all our truths are told,
The basis of all Gods praising
His heart within our soul.

It lives a life beyound us
Fulfills our greatest dreams,
As our destiny awaits us
With the guiding light it beams.

We always hear within us
A voice from deep inside,
Always asking questions
A true friend, so we confide.

She touched others with an aura
Like a scent throughout the air,
There's no limit to it's reaches
With the power of a prayer.

It's what makes her life immortal
Because her spirit will live on,
Through lives she touched along the way
When time on earth was gone.

Surgam verbi divini minister.( I shall rise. She was Gods servant of His divine word.)

Dusty Duty
Rome Italy (Vatican)
Mission Burial Park North
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Grace (Cronin) Schmitt
Originally Created by: West Texas Angel "Lisa"
Record added: Jan 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33368479
Judith Judy <i>Makovy</i> Slate
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