The Commerce Journal


June 7, 2012


ROYSE CITY — Judy Phipps Shannon, 70 of Royse City passed away May 31, 2012.

She was born Nov. 8, 1941, in Sherman, to Robert Lee and Thelma Rose (King) Phipps. Judy attended the Ridin’ High Cowboy Church. She was married on April 14, 1962, to Bill Shannon who preceded her in death Jan. 5, 2010.

Judy is survived by sons Danny Shannon and wife Melanie and Dale Shannon of Royse City, Don Shannon and wife Ashley of Sevierville, Tenn., Doug Shannon and wife Marva of Royse City,  and Russell McCasland of Nocona, who was like a son; brother Charles Phipps of Ennis; sisters Gladys Woods of Arizona and Iva Lee Richards of Sherman; grandchildren Dawson “Weasel,” Tyler, Shawna, Cody, Haley, Caitlin, Kiley and Collin and Casen who  is on the way; and great-grandchildren Kassidy “PooPoo” and Remington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., June 5, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel. Interment followed in Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Junior Brahman Breeders Association, 3003 South Loop West, Ste. 520, Houston, Texas 77054 in honor of Judy Shannon of B&J Ranch.

Online condolences may be made at and

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