Judith Cissna Scott Johnson

  • Born: November 30, 1934
  • Died: February 2, 2019
  • Location: Dripping Springs, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705

Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Judith Cissna Scott Johnson was a force of nature. A smart, beautiful, and successful businesswoman, wife, and mother, Judy lived life to the fullest. She passed away at her home in Dripping Springs with her family on Saturday evening, February 2, 2019.

Judy was born to Stanley and Anna Marie Cissna in Fort Worth, Texas on November 30, 1934. Her parents were both teachers and her father, a poet. After her husband's untimely death, Anna Marie remarried and Judy was raised with brother, Johnny and sister, Mary Anna, by her mother and beloved stepfather, John Scott. Judy was an excellent student and graduated from The Principia School in St. Louis, Missouri, at age fifteen. Upon graduation from Principia, Judy entered Southern Methodist University in Dallas and graduated with a major in English and minors in Latin and Greek.

Judy taught school briefly and in 1959 married Robert Ellis Johnson, an attorney and state representative serving the Dallas area. In 1963, Bob took a job with the Texas Legislative Council, and the Johnsons moved to Austin -- eventually settling in a home on a beautiful spot on Lake Austin. The house hunting in Austin sparked an interest in real estate and Judy started successfully selling homes. She soon ventured into the commercial side of real estate. As one of a handful of women involved in commercial real estate at the time, her wit, intelligence, and gift of gab no doubt contributed to her success in a male-dominated field.

Judy loved to travel, she loved history, and she never stopped reading and learning. When she and Bob discovered Manzanillo, Mexico, it became their home-away-from home, and Bob and Judy's friends and family were always welcomed in their newly-found paradise.

Judy is survived by her brother, John Scott and wife, Maxine; sister, Marianna Scott, and husband, Theron Ice. Her family was her joy, and she leaves behind her four children and their families: Robert and wife, Teresa; Karen Pounds; Gordon and wife, Julie; and Stanley and wife, Joyce. Her grandchildren include Emily and husband, Joel; Katie and husband, Mark Rooney; Haley and husband, Ben Melville, Sid Pounds and wife, Kelley; Gatlin Johnson, Jake Johnson; Reed Johnson, and Ross Johnson.

The Johnson family is indebted to caretaker, Mary Will, Amy Gonzales, and Abby Leija for their loving care of Judy.

The family will be present to greet friends on Thursday, February 7, at 1:00 p.m. with services to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home at 3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas.

Burial will be at the Texas State Cemetery on East 7th Street.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Please accept my sincere condolence for the loss of your loved one. My the loving god of all comfort and promised hope strengthen you during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Posted by A friend   April 04, 2019

...still missing you

Posted by J FDIL - Austin, TX - Family Friend   February 13, 2019

Rest In Peace JJ. You were there for my Mom at the worst time of her life. You exuded joy. I'm blessed to have had you in my life, including traveling to Houston for my wedding. I love you and look forward to seeing you in Heaven along with Big Daddy. Hugs and prayers to your family.

Posted by Robyn Barnes - Houston, TX - Family Friend   February 07, 2019

What a wonderful person. Great memories of her from my childhood. She put up with a lot from Stanley and Gordon's friends. Taught me a bit about respect and provided great opportunities for me that opened doors for others. Now she is trading stories with my mom and learning the whole truth. Raised one hell of a family. My love and condolences to all the Johnson's and everyone else who she impacted. Let her shine in your actions daily.

Posted by Curt Glover - Cedar Park, TX   February 05, 2019

Gordon- My deepest condolences to you and your family. But I am praying your many happy memories of her will give you great comfort. Richard & Kaye Beck, Austin.

Posted by Richard Beck Beck - Austin, TX - Family Friend   February 05, 2019

Dear Judy or as I fondly called you; FMIL,

This moment is bittersweet. We are sad that we must let you go, but we're so happy that you get to be with the love of your life and your sweet baby daughter.

Instead of focusing on our loss, we will be strong like you and focus on the pure joy you are experiencing now.

And to keep our spirits lifted, we will keep your memory alive by sharing all the funny and crazy stories we have through spending time with you.

Each and everyone of us are so very blessed to have all these special and heartfelt memories of you.

We love you so much and will miss you forever.

Posted by Joyce Johnson - Driftwood, TX - Daughter   February 05, 2019

I loved working with Judy in the 1980's. She was a true force of nature. My sympathy to Gordon, Rob, Stanley and their families.

Posted by Pauline Adams - Houston, TX   February 05, 2019

We never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make because their love leaves an imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that having shared their love has enriched our lives.

I know my mother has imprinted a lot of loving, wild and funnny moments in my memories that I will never forget and will always cherish.

You are finally with dad and you are at peace. I love you mom and will miss you so much.

Posted by Stan Johnson - Driftwood, TX - Son   February 04, 2019

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