Lay leader Judy Graber died March 22, 2022

Lay leader Judy Graber died March 22, 2022

Diocesan leader Judy Graber died March 22, 2022, in Denton. The funeral is at 2 pm Saturday, March  26, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive So., Ft. Worth, TX 76109, where she was a long time member, as was her late sister Maggie Withroder.

Judy Graber

She served as chair of the Diocesan Finance Committee, and was a member of the Executive Council, and the Management Committee of the diocese. She also served as a delegate from Trinity to the diocesan convention.

The funeral will be live streamed. See details below obituary.


Here is the obituary her family published:

Judith W. Graber died March 22, 2022, in Denton, Texas.

Judy was born in Hutchinson, Kansas and grew up in Haven where she attended high school.  She graduated from University of Kansas with Bachelor of Science in Education.

She was an active member of the Episcopal Church, holding multiple positions in various churches to include Senior Warden. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and was instrumental in raising funds for the Episcopal Church through capital campaigns.

Her hobbies and interests included watching KU basketball, traveling, reading, and spending time with her dogs until she passed away at the age of 78.

Mrs. Graber is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Higgins, her son, Jay Whisker, and her niece, Stephanie Espinosa and their spouses, Dennis Higgins, Sue Ann Whisker, and Aubrey Espinosa.  She is also survived by her eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother John Withroder, her sister, Maggie Withroder, and her beloved husband, Tom Graber.


The service will be live streamed.  Below are instructions to view the service via different sources.

(Please note, Trinity’s web broadcasts typically go live five minutes before the event’s posted start time. You may need to refresh your browser or app for the content to appear).


Click here to visit and Like Trinity’s Facebook page. The livestream will appear in your news feed when they broadcast.

If you want to watch on Facebook without a personal account, click this link to go to their live broadcast landing page. If you encounter problems, try this link to go to their Facebook video landing page.


Click here to access Trinity’s YouTube channel.

If you choose to subscribe to their channel you will be notified when a live broadcast begins (depending on the alert settings you’ve specified in your app or browser).


Click here to access Trinity’s Vimeo channel