An Homage to Judy Dierker and Love

JULIA “JUDY” DIERKER passed away last Friday, December 15, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Her obituary is available on the page connected to this link:

Our hearts go out to the heart of Larry Dierker and the hearts of all family members and close friends for what we know from our personal experience with the death of a truly loved one. It is the pain of all pains. One beyond estimation.

What we don’t know at first, but which always follows over time, is that true love never leaves. It stays. And it continues to give in ways we may never know it would – and it will do so – through the completion of our own human time on this earth.

Some of us believe that’s true because “God is Love,” and so, wherever God goes, Love goes too. And, like God, because Love is God, Love never leaves – wherever it goes. It stays. And it is far more powerful than any sense of loss or hurt that lands – also in our hearts.

In the end, only love prevails.

God Bless You All, Larry Dierker, Family, and Friends – because you already are so blessed to have had Judy in your lives for all this time.

People like Judy Dierker are in our lives to teach us life’s most beautiful and powerful lesson: If we want more love, we have to become willing to pass true love on to others by giving it away – in ways large and small.

From the little we family outsiders here could know, it appears likely that Judy Dierker had to have been one of the people who already understood that “if you want to keep the full glow of love burning brightest, you have to be willing to continue giving it away to the world.”

Judy may now be gone in physical form, but the gifts of love that passed through her to others in her lifetime shall live on as the active unstoppable energy of her caring – and as much like a force of nature that flows forever in our wildest imaginings – as constantly and as steadily – as the Great Falls of Niagara or the ever-roaring roll of the Mighty Mississippi, on its long southern journey to the sea.

Judy’s energies will stay in motion forever, even in her absence. The good she did shall also keep hurdling over cliffs and rolling a thousand miles to the ocean of love’s home of effort. It is unstoppable.

Rest in Peace, Judy Dierker. And may God continue to bless all our lives with the Love that is the essence that rests in the heartbeat of every breath we draw into our bodies – separately and together – in the good company of the love that steers us to embrace love for what it truly is.

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentle Men and Women! ~ Let Nothing You Dismay!

~ The Pecan Park Eagle



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle



14 Responses to “An Homage to Judy Dierker and Love”

  1. Bill Brown Says:

    That was absolutely beautiful, Bill.
    Thank you.


  2. jeff share Says:

    The Dierker family was very fortunate to have Judy. Nicely done, Bill.

  3. Fred Soland Says:

    Well said Bill. I cannot improve on it.
    My deepest condolences to Larry and the family for their loss. May Judy Rest In Peace!

  4. Larry Dierker Says:

    Thanks Bill. She was a gem.

    Her illness and passing really brought us together. The way Julia and Ryan took care of their mom in the end brought tears to my eyes.

    One thing I know I must do to keep myself going is to get out amongst ‘em more. So I’ll likely see the SABR gang more often.

    The last 18 months have drawn me away from many friends. I hope to start making up for it in 2018.

  5. Jimmy Disch Says:

    Amen to Mr. Bill. All Honor to Her Name!

  6. Mark W Says:

    So uplifting and affirming Bill! Thank you!


  7. Marsha Franty Says:

    The Houston baseball community grieves with Larry and his family. Judy’s personal strengths and accomplishments will live on through the impact she had on family and friends.

  8. Bob Hulsey Says:

    I only met her twice but I could recognize instantly what a special lady Judy was and I am so sorry for Larry and his family to hear of her passing. The holidays hurt more when you lose a loved one at that time because the memories refresh themselves every year.

    Bill, excellent tribute. Larry, take all the time you need to grieve and then, like the pitcher who gave up a grand slam, climb back on the hill and strike ’em out because life is about overcoming the losses and finishing strong. You’re in my prayers.

  9. Mike McCroskey Says:

    Well done, Bill. You are right, we never really lose the ones we love, they stay in our hearts forever until we are reunited for eternity. Still, in the now, it hurts. Blessings and sympathies to the entire Dierker family.


  10. Susan Burnell Says:

    Thank you for these beautifully penned words, Bill. Of all the kind things Judy did for me, I will always treasure our walks together. She was used to running, but she slowed down for me. Her company and faith uplift helped me get through the loss of my mom. Her legacy is indeed one of love.

  11. Rafael Anguiano Says:

    I’m sorry for your lost.Mr .Dierker.with Respect and love.May God bless you.

  12. Ken Arkell Says:

    You chose wisely Larry. What a blessing to love and be loved for so long.

  13. Jakay Mallory Says:

    Larry, you have been my Astros buddy in the 70′ s . I am so sorry for your lost. I know how you feel. Had no idea Just was sick. When the Astros won the World Series last year. You have always been so kind to me. You mean the world to me. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your lost. May God be with you and your family.

  14. Steve Palmer Says:

    Larry: I’m very sorry to have read about Judy’s passing. I enjoyed knowing her and she was always kind.
    Steve Palmer

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