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Judy H. Trexler, 69, of Salisbury, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House.
She was born September 26, 1951 in Forsyth County to the late Walter Lee Hole, Sr. and Annie Ruth Young Hole. Judy graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English, and a Master’s degree in English from UNC. She taught middle school academically gifted students, grades 6 to 9, for 30 years. She was a teacher at Lexington Middle, China Grove Middle, Landis Middle, and Knox Middle. Judy received two Star Awards from Time Warner Cable for Excellence in Teaching. She also received a Teacher of the Year award from China Grove Middle. Judy was a GAL for Rowan County for 10 years and in that time she advocated for 27 children seeing them all to safe, loving, permanent homes. She was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran. She spent 12 years as one of the main volunteers for cooking for the Rowan Helping Ministries. Judy helped make Chrismons for the church and worked with various groups in the church such as Men’s Chorus, Wednesday night meals, WELCA, and she was on the Church Council on and off throughout her time with the church. With her best friend, Van Fagan, they founded a stained glass ministry called Light One Candle. They made banners and stained glass artwork for multiple churches and schools. In the Lutheran Home Chapel they created all of the stained glass artwork including a wall of 40 windows of several similar pieces and two large altar pieces. In her spare time she helped teach her only grandson. During this past year she was his main support with school.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Judy is survived by her husband, Henry Trexler, Jr of Salisbury; daughter, Rebecca Trexler Hooks and husband Nathan, and grandson Nathan Gabriel, of Burlington; brother, Walter Lee Hole, Jr. and wife, Darlene of Danbury; nieces, Anessa H. McKinney (Zane); Leann H. White (Michael); sisters-in-law, Cecelia Trexler of Salisbury; Mary Epperley (Gary) of Salisbury; brother-in-law, Mark Trexler (Betty) of Arden, NC; 10 nieces and one nephew.
The family will receive friends and family at the home.
There will be a private memorial service held at a later date.
In lieu of flower, memorials may be made to Rowan Helping Ministries Meals.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Trexler family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.