Obit: Judy Lyn Dugas


Judy Lyn Dugas

OCTOBER 11, 1942 – NOVEMBER 20, 2020
Obituary of Judy Lyn Dugas

Judy Lyn Dugas, 78, went to meet her heavenly Father on November 20th, 2020.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Sulphur. Judy was a 1960 Graduate of Sulphur High School where she was a member of the rodeo team and won the All-Around Champion Cowgirl Award in the State Championship Rodeo. She also attended the University of Arizona and studied Horse Racing on the Flat.

Judy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur where she embraced the Lord and served him faithfully. She was involved in numerous church activities and committees, and she also loved her mission work in New Mexico.

A loyal employee to Choupique Enterprise, Inc. and Orange Rice Milling Company, Inc. for many years, Judy was also an employee of Delta Downs, Inc. as a placing judge/official timer and association steward, followed by employment with the Louisiana State Racing Commission where she served as a State Steward for over 20 years. After retirement, she continued as an alternate State Steward until her death. She was always described as a fair and qualified judge and was held in such high esteem. Judy loved horses, rodeoing, and horse racing. She also loved flowers and could be found working in her yard on many occasions. She had a passion for cooking and shared this passion with her family and friends. It was not unusual to get a call and be invited over for gumbo or roast and rice and gravy! Judy was also an avid sports fan and especially loved the Saints.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Kathy Dugas Melancon (Paul) of Richland, TX; her nephews and nieces, Jason Melancon (Krista), Kristin Melancon (Joe Durantini), Donna Istre (Kevin), Sheila Hanks, Pam Haney (David); 10 great nieces and nephews, and 7 great-great nieces and nephews. Judy also leaves behind her life long, devoted friend, Sue Granger and her children who considered Judy as their second Mom, Jean Hernandez (Dale), Mike Granger (Esther), Sandy Granger McNeill (Jim); and grandchildren, John, Fletcher, Jami, Carly, Kylie, Kade, and Ethan. She also leaves behind her special friend, Janice Comeaux, and numerous friends and family.

All who loved her dearly will never forget her charm, undying love, compassion, and caring for them. She will be dearly missed and forever be in our hearts.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents; Alton & Winne Perry Dugas; sister, Sherry Dugas Sharp, nephew, Barret Istre, and former husband Skipper Kinney.

A celebration of Judy’s life will be at 2 PM Friday, November 27, in Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Linton and Minister of Families Tom Bruce will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 AM- 2 PM in the funeral home. Entombment will follow at a later date at Mimosa Pines Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at