Trudy Sue Putteet

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Trudy Sue Putteet passed away Friday, August 17, 2018. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 69 years on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.

Trudy was born on February 6, 1949 to the late David and Sue (Magee) Putteet in Lubbock. She graduated from Monterey High School. After earning an undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University in 1975, Trudy began her career there in 1978 as Assistant to the Dean of Students. In 1980 she completed the Master of Arts degree and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1983, Associate Dean in 1993, and a Credentialed Mediator in 1996. Trudy retired as the Director of Parent Relations and Executive Director of the Texas Tech Association of Parents after 26 years at the University.

Trudy’s many significant accomplishments include developing a program to serve disabled students at Tech. Throughout her career she provided advice, support and guidance that enabled students to stay in school and graduate. She served on numerous boards and committees for the University, City of Lubbock and non-profit organizations.

Survivors include her sister, Janis Putteet Stuart and husband, Adrian of Lubbock; two nieces, Kimberly Lewis and husband, Matthew of Austin, Susan Haynes and husband, Matthew of Seoul, South Korea; nephew, John Brandon Sell and wife, Natalie of Lubbock; three great-nieces, Coral Haynes, Brooke Haynes, and Atlas Lewis; two great-nephews, Ogden Lewis and Byron Sell; and six cousins, Linda Gaither, Carolyn McBryde, Darcy Goff, Mike Magee, Larry Olson, and Karen Ryan.

The family would like to thank Tressa and the staff at Adams Assisted Living for their loving care.



In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church or Lubbock Area United Way


8 thoughts on “Trudy Sue Putteet”

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult loss and may God give you the comfort and peace as you move forward. What a remarkable person Trudy was!!!.

  2. Such a precious lady. A strong and gifted person who accomplished much for many.
    A sweet friend from school days and Texas Tech. The world as blessed by her strength ,determination and voice.
    Trudy ,you are like ed and respected ❣️?

  3. I knew Trudy from high school and as a co advisor for Beta Sigma at Texas Tech. A wonderful, caring, giving person who did so much for the disabled community at Tech and her home town. My sincere condolences to the family at the loss of this terrific woman.

  4. Linda and Dicky Hall

    Our condolences for a great woman who made the difference in so many lives of students of all abilities. A great Texas Tech Red Raider!

  5. So sad to hear this. She was an advisor in APO and we both pledged together in Spring. 1978. She was such an inspiration in so many ways. Did a lot of cool stuff for us behind the scenes nobody knew about. Well done brother go rest after a job well done.

  6. Joe and Becky Killgore

    Janis, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Our prayer is that God surrounds you and your family with love, peace, and comfort and the knowledge that HE is taking wonderful care of Trudy.

  7. Trudy was a special inspiration to me after I suffered severe brain damage. Her encouragement & the Lord Jesus’ provision enabled me to obtain a BA in journalism in 1982 & a teaching certificate in 1984. I went on to receive a Master of Divinity, serve as a home missionary in St. Louis & have pastored three churches in Wellman, Texline, & Blackberry Baptist in Johnson County for the last 14. Her encouragement was contagious. I never asked about her relationship with Jesus but pray she had one!

  8. I am so very sorry to lose one of the friends I knew the longest in Lubbock. Trudy was an inspiration to me and to the world. I am grateful for all she has done to keep some of the Monterey High group together. I already miss her. Rest In Loving Peace my dear friend you have earned every minute.

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