Thursday, November 27, 2014

Judy Crider, R. I. P.

Judy with Mickey Spillane, Bouchercon, 1981.  She departed his life today at 11:00.  She'll always live in my heart.

91 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone who knew Judy will remember her. Again, all our sympathies and condolences go to you and your kids. This is just a tremendous loss for you all. She will be sorely missed.

Jeff & Jackie

Cap'n Bob said...
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Cap'n Bob said...

I just read it on George's blog a little while ago. I'm so, so sorry to hear this. Bill and Judy seemed like a single entity, you were always so close. My heart is heavy.

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Bill, I am very sorry to hear about this. My warmest wishes go out to you. Please take care of yourself.

Deb said...

All my condolences to you and your family on this terrible loss, Bill. As someone else noted in the comments a few days ago, I felt that I knew Judy because in your words she shone through. All my prayers for your comfort and consolation at this time.

Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

Just heard about this on ShoutyFace from JKP. Devastated to hear about your loss, Bill - my family sends their sympathy and support.

Erin said...

So sorry to hear this, Bill. Love and condolences to you and your family.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

NO! We are so sorry, Bill. Words fial me.

George said...

Love Judy's smile as she sat next to The Mick. If there's anything I can do for you, just ask.

FreeLiverFree said...

Horrible news. My condolences.

Judy Bobalik said...

Bill, I am so sorry to learn of Judy's passing. You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Larry Sweazy said...

Bill, condolences... Sad news.

cathy said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Bill. My thoughts are with you.

Tom Johnson said...

Bill,
Our thought and prayers are with you and the family. We were so sorry to hear this news, and hoped Judy would have a full recovery.God Bless.
Tom & Ginger

James Reasoner said...

We are so, so sorry. There are just no words.

Matthew said...

Bill, sorry for your loss and deepest condolences to your family.

Scott said...

Bill
I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

Kaye Barley said...
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Kaye Barley said...

Bill, I have no words. I'll be holding you in my heart. The devotion to one another you and Judy shared was evident in a million different ways, and brought joy to all who knew you.

Terrill Lee Lankford said...

Bill, so very, very sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your family.

John D. said...

My deepest condolences, Bill :(

Jeff Shelby said...

So sorry, Bill. Lots of good thoughts for you and your family.

Mary Ann Melton said...

I am so sorry to see this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . . .

Squints said...

I'm terribly sorry to hear of your loss, Bill.

This blog is one the things for which I'm very thankful. It brightens my day several times every day.

Terry Shames said...

Bill, so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you.

Rebecca B. Swope said...

OH Bill, my friend. I wish I could hold you in a big strong bear hug right now. all my prayers and love.

Anonymous said...

Bill, I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept my condolences.

Ben Rehder

Scott Phillips said...

Very very sorry, Bill.

Fred Blosser said...

So very sorry, Bill. It was obvious that Judy was a very valiant fighter and sweet sweet person.

Steve Brewer said...

So sorry for your loss, Bill. Everyone loved Judy. We'll miss her.

Steve Brewer

Eric Beetner said...

So sorry to hear, Bill. Especially on this day you can be thankful for all the good years.

Brett Battles said...

So sorry to hear this, Bill. My thoughts are with you and your kids.

Jesse Sublett said...

I'm sorry, Bill. Take care, brother.

Anonymous said...

A great lady. A privilege to have known her. Heartfelt condolences, Bill, to you and Angela & Alan.
Art Scott

Dick Lochte said...

So very sorry, Bill.

Richard Prosch said...

My heart's with you today Bill. All warm thoughts and good wishes. Hang in there my friend.

Todd Mason said...

I'm so glad that you and Judy were able to find each other and have the kind of life you have had together. So sorry for this.

Patti C said...

Bill,

I am so, so sorry to read about this. I feel very blessed to have had the chance to get to know Judy and you at Bouchercons, and going on Sunday afternoon field trips. My sympathies to you and your children.

Peace, blessings and love to you,
Patti

Jon Bassoff said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Hang in there.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

My heart breaks. Prayers for peace in your heart. Hugs, Terrie

Jerry House said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Bill. Judy was one of the nicest persons I have never met.

Chet said...

We're so very sorry to hear this, Bill. Our deepest condolences.

Laurie & Chet Williamson

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Matthew Witten said...

Bill, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Matt Witten

Les Edgerton said...

My heart goes out to you on the news of your loss.

Dave Zeltserman said...

What a beautiful picture of your wife. I am so so sorry. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Gerald So said...

My condolences, Bill. From your occasional updates, it seemed Judy was determined to make the most of each day. That strikes me as the best approach one can take to life.

Vince said...

My heart goes out to you, Bill. Judy was a wonderful woman, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet her. Rosemarie and I will keep you in our thoughts.

Richard said...

Words fail me. My jaw aches, my eyes water, my heart goes out to you, Bill. A fine, fine woman has left us. Deepest condolences to you and the family. If there is anything we can do, please ask.

sara said...

Bill, I'm so sorry, words cannot even express. She was a wonderful lady, I will miss her!

Evan Lewis said...

Damn. Damn, damn, damn, damn, damn.

Andi Shechter said...

Oh NO!! Bill! Oh Bill. Oh, dammit, Bill.

Unknown said...

Jean and I both send our best to you, and the kids. Wish there was more to say, but words are so inadequate. We are so very, very sorry. You are in our thoughts a lot.

all love, Steve Stilwell

Joe Lansdale said...

Karen and I, our whole family loved Judy and miss her. So sorry. She was a champ. Seeing you two was always a great pleasure for us, and she is with us in our hearts forever, and I do not exaggerate at all. We love you Bill.

Joe and Karen

Craig Zablo said...

We've never met, but I've read your posts daily for years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Martha Wells said...

Troyce and I are so sorry to hear this, Bill. We always enjoyed seeing you and Judy and we will miss her.

Kathy said...

Sincerest condolences from one of your readers. I gather she was one heck of a woman.

MysterLynch said...

So very sorry to hear about this! Bill, you are in our thoughts.

William Seward said...

I am so sorry, Bill. For once I am just without words!

Livia J Washburn said...

Bill we're so sorry. My heart is breaking for you and your kids.

Victor Gischler said...

My God. So sorry, Bill.

Doug Greene said...

Bill , I so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. (Your friend George Pittman was also a teacher of mine, and he was also my department chair later. He was a prince.) I have followed your blog for several years and love it. May God be with you in the days ahead.
Dr. Bill Smith

Stephen Blackmoore said...

My condolences, Bill. I am so sorry for your loss.

Duane Swierczynski said...

So sorry to hear this, Bill. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Mike Stamm said...

Oh, Bill. I am so sorry. I was looking forward to meeting her, and you, one nebulous someday; this really shouldn't have happened. My thoughts are with you.

Patrick Bagley said...

Sorry for you loss, Bill.

Walker Martin said...

Bill, I just heard. This is sad news.

Graham Powell said...

JJ My deepest condolences. I'll keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda said...

I am so sorry, Bill. I just posted on Facebook. Judy will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Really sorry to hear the sad new, Bill. She sounds like she was something else. Take care of yourself.

John M. Whalen

Steve Weddle said...

Very sorry to hear this.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gerard Saylor said...

My sincerest condolences.

Ginger Dawn Harman said...

I am so sorry to hear this Bill! My deepest sympathy!

Jon Dalton said...

Bill, so sorry for your loss. Yes, keep her in your heart.

Ron Clinton said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Bill. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you. Be well.

Jan Grape said...

Bill, it's so hard to find words. You know I've always loved Judy and thought the two of you were a perfect couple. She was a great fighter. Sending healing light and love to you and Angela and Alan and all your family. Please keep in touch and call me if you need to talk or anything. You know I will help anyway possible. Just got off the phone with Susan Cooper as we were together today and she sends her love also.

Ishan Trivedi said...

I have no words to express my grief. Me and my wife thinking of you only. Our heartfelt condolences.

Janet Reid said...

I'm very sorry to hear this sad news Bill. My deepest condolences to you and your family and many friends.

david hartzog said...

My sincerest condolences.

Randy Johnson said...

Just found out this morning, Bill. So sorry to hear.

Dan said...

Somehow thew love between the two of you was there to read in everything you wrote.

Ed Lynskey said...

Sorry for your loss, Bill.

Ed Lynskey

Jeffrey Segal said...

I just was clobbered with this update, Bill. My sincere and stunned condolences. Jeff Segal

Ali Karim said...

With every best wish Bill, and love in this difficult time - with the word difficult being the tip of what we see of the Iceberg, take care of yourself

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Bill, I am so very sorry. Hang in there.

Naomi Johnson said...

Please accept my sympathy. May God's peace be with you.

Kent Morgan said...

Those of us who live far away from Texas and had never met Judy felt that we knew her through your loving posts.

Ronald Tierney said...


So very sorry for your loss.

Charles Gramlich said...

So sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you.

David Cranmer said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Bill. I know from all your posts what a beautiful relationship you shared with Judy. Deepest condolences, friend.