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Judith McColgan

May 13, 1942 — May 31, 2022

Judith McColgan

A Memorial Service celebrating Judith Crow McColgan's wonderful life, 80, will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church, 900 Jordan St., Shreveport, Louisiana at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Officiating the service will be Reverend Bryan McDowell. Following the service, there will be a lunch and outing at the family home. Judy was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 13, 1942 to David and Gretchen Crow and passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Judy lived her entire life in Shreveport. She attended Southfield School and later attended C.E. Byrd High School before attending and graduating from The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas in 1960. She then attended Southwestern at Memphis, now Rhodes College, graduating in 1964, where she a member of Chi Omega Fraternity. Judy excelled in everything she became involved in. She was an outstanding pilot and loved aerobatic flight, which she mastered and excelled in. For many years, she performed in the Holiday in Dixie Airshow at Shreveport\'s Downtown Airport. In fact, it is reported that she possibly had more hours flying upside down in her airplane than most pilots had flying straight and level. She loved to fish and could fly-fish as well as, if not better than most. She was an excellent shot with a shotgun and could easily hold her own in any duck blind. She was a Master Gardener and loved springtime, most of all when new life sprang forth. She had the most beautiful and prolific asparagus garden anywhere, as well as her beautiful flower garden at her home. Most of all, she loved Goldpoint Island where she and her husband, Bill, lived for many happy years. They both loved their saddle horses, and she loved riding all over her island. She also enjoyed riding her bicycle, and it was not unusual for her to ride 15 to 20 miles a day. Judy was widely traveled, from viewing the Monarch Butterflies wintering in Mexico, to lions in Kenya, to Grizzly Bears in Alaska or weddings in Scotland. She loved it all. She was a staunch supporter of the Shreveport Community Foundation and all the local arts. She supported, loved and attended the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and the Shreveport Opera. She served many years on the Board of Directors of Shreveport Opera and held numerous positions as an officer of that organization. Judy was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Shreveport. She was a member of the Belcher Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder. Judy was preceded in death by her parents and her son, David Saunders Quinn. She is survived by her husband, Dr. William L. McColgan, Jr.; her son, Dr. John Vaden Quinn and wife, Kristin of Charleston, South Carolina; her daughter, Blair Quinn Purgerson and husband, Jim of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; her brother, John David Crow and wife, Linda of Tyler, Texas; five wonderful grandchildren; four nephews; numerous beloved cousins and her Border Collie, Skye. The family suggests memorials may be made to The Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, 401 Edwards St #105, Shreveport, LA 71101, Shreveport Opera, 6969 Fern Loop, Suite 206, Shreveport, LA 71105, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 205, Shreveport, LA 71162-0205 or her beloved Belcher Presbyterian Church, 508 Gray St., Belcher, LA 71004.
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