2008-01-23 / Obituaries


Judy Marie Kochert has died. She was born October 2, 1970 to Olga and Elmer Kochert, Jr.

She was the valedictorian graduate from Lyford High School in 1989, NHS President and a summa cum laude, B.I.S.M.A. University of Texas Pan American graduate. With a major in education and minor degrees in English and art.

She is survived by her parents, sister, Anne (Scott), and nephew, Christian Rundle; godparents - Edna and Arnold Longoria.

A rosary was recited at Duddlesten's Funeral Home. Funeral mass was celebrated Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Fr. Richard MacDonald officiating.

Pallbearers were Ronald Kochert, Scott Rundle, Buddy Madrigal, James Kochart, Albert Troppy, Mark Garza and David Aguirre. Honorable pallbearers were Bobby Madrigal, Corky Madrigal and Robert Kochert.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Judy Kochert Memorial Scholarship Fund at Lyford H.S., c/o Lyford CISD, P.O. Box 220, Lyford, TX 78569.

Services under the direction of Duddlesten Funeral Home in Raymondville.

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