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Gertrude (Trudy) Shoup

Trudy Shoup

January 31, 1926 ~ June 22, 2020

Gertrude Lelia Walsh Shoup (Trudy) was born 1/31/1926 to Joseph Andrew and Maude Brock Walsh in St. Louis, Missouri.  She and her twin brother were the youngest of seven children.  She attended the Normandy School system in St. Louis, where she ran track.  As a girl, she loved to roller skate and play tennis.  She met Jack Shoup at Wagner Electric, where they both worked.  They were married on St. Patrick’s Day in 1950.  Jack and Trudy settled in Houston, where they raised their children Diane, Mary Kay, and Robert.  Trudy was a wonderful mother and always kept a beautiful home where everyone was welcome.  She enjoyed cooking for her family, and friends.  She loved to read and belonged to several book clubs.  Trudy was also a member of the HESS Ladies Axillary to the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society, Delphians, Point and CounterPoint, and EnAnime.  Jack and Trudy loved to dance and belonged to several dance clubs.  She was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Trudy’s life centered around her family. She is preceded in death by husband of 57 years, Jack Shoup, her parents, her 6 brothers and sisters, and many friends.  She is survived by her children Diane Cayton (Bill), Mary Kay Blondell (Gary), and Robert Shoup (Mari), her Grandchildren Stephanie Gill (Ronnie), Lisa Lindauer (Mike), Autumn Blondell (Adam), and Brian Blondell (Beverly), Ty Shoup, and James Shoup, and her Great-Grandchildren Chloe Gill, Faith Gill, Luke Lindauer, and Meagan Lindauer, and her many nieces and nephews.  Trudy wasn’t able to have her family by her side during the last months of her life due to covid 19, but her family was able to "visit" with her using Facetime.  The family would like to thank the staff of Parkway Place and Life Enhancers for caring for her through her struggle with advanced Parkinson’s Disease.  Trudy was laid to rest at Memorial Oaks Cemetery in Houston on June 26, 2020.
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