1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209
US ARMY VETERAN
The family of Mrs. Judy L Wesack, a US Army Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.
Judy Lee Montgomery Soignet Wesack was born in Kansas on Dec 21, 1952. She passed away peacefully on May 25, 2021, after a short illness.
Judy was preceded in death by her mother Martha Lucille Treg, her father Robert Montgomery, and her younger sister Bonnie. Judy is survived by her devoted sister Jacqueline Tregre, and her two wonderful children, Melissa Bartley and her husband Gordon, and Chris Soignet and his wife Lisa. She is survived by her beloved grandchildren Tyler, Fiona, Ryan and Lucy and her great granddaughter Harmony. She is also survived by dozens of Women in Recovery sisters and her Spiritual Director Jo Jo Perales.
Born into an army family, she lived in many different places, including Germany four different times. In 1970 she joined the Women’s Army Corps and completed training as an operating room nurse. She met and married soldier Clarence Soignet, and left military service 1971 per the rules of that time. They had two children, Melissa and Chris. She later married Paul Wesack and was eventually widowed. She came to San Antonio and found her permanent home there.
Judy’s life changed forever when she found sobriety on Jan 10 of 2000. She “discovered a new employer”, God, and spent the rest of her life helping countless others overcome addiction and alcoholism. She lived her life as an example to others and had a deep love and respect for the program of AA. Judy was a sponsor to many women and had many sponsors. She also believed strongly in having a sponsor herself and was active in her AA program.
Judy was a retreatant on the first Women in Recovery ACTS retreat in 2007 and was the only woman to serve on every retreat since. She served as Co-Director several times and was also Director as well as serving on the board for WIR ACTS currently. She was well known in the ACTS community and the recovery community for her wisdom, positive attitude, calm demeanor, infectious smile and sense of humor. Judy was also a great supporter of the Men’s Recovery ACTS and spent hours making meals, attending events, raising funds and helping out in any way she was asked.
She had friends from many different places and loved her work crew where she was a bookkeeper. She shared her great talent for cooking with friends and family and gave cooking lessons to close friends. Judy loved plants, was a voracious reader, and was known to zipline. She was a fun-loving person ready for the next adventure, but also always ready to sit and listen and give comfort as well.
As a grandma, mom and sister, Judy was selfless, generous and loving. Any grandchild of hers was sure to receive her acceptance, love and wisdom. She loved to share photos and stories of their lives and accomplishments with friends, and was so proud of each of them. Spending time with her family was precious to her and brought her great joy.
As an Army veteran, Judy was always a strong supporter of our US military and was so proud of her family’s military service, especially that of her son and sister.
Judy was a woman of great faith and was a devoted converted Catholic. She served as a Eucharistic Minister for years at both St. Mark the Evangelist and then Blessed Sacrament. She loved attending Mass, the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. She believed in eternal life through Jesus Christ and her friends and family find comfort that we will all see her again someday, whole, healthy and perfect.
“Be not afraid, for I am with you always. Come, take My hand and I will give you rest”.
I am a long-time rider. My sister served only 14 months but back then, if you got married, you got out.
We are a Army family and will be there. We are all retired.
WEATHER: Hi 89 / Lo 75, 0% Chance of Rain, 69% Humidity, Wind: 9 mph SE
REQUESTOR: Jacqueline Tregre, Sister
STAGING: 9:30 am, Friday, July 2, 2021
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, Texas 78209
BRIEFING: 9:45 am
KSU: 10:00 am (Semper Gumby)
INTERMENT: 10:30 am – Shelter #3 (Call to Verify)
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209
RC: Pete “Sea Dog” Johnson
FC: Dalton “Cowboy” Watson (Timothy)
1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.
2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.
3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!
4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.
5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below. Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards. Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.
At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way. Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.
If you choose to fly a Flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Dignity, Honor, Respect
“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us get to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”