Story last updated at 4:34 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2005 Lubbock Avalanche Journal (photo on obits page)
Rosemary Surman Justice
Rosemary Surman Justice, 87, of Lubbock died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at the Garrison Care Center.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the First Presbyterian Church, 910 West 10th Street in Post with the Rev. Robert Field officiating. Burial will follow at Terrace Cemetery under the personal care of Justice-Mason Funeral Home in Post.
Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 301 West Main.
Mrs. Justice was born in Post Oct. 12, 1917. Her parents were Dr. A.C. and Agnes Harmon Surman. She graduated from Post High School and attended Texas Women's University before transferring to the University of Texas. On Christmas Day 1939, she married Doyle Justice. They lived in Austin while he attended law school and while she finished college. The couple moved between East and West Coasts during WWII depending on his postings in the Army Coastal Artillery. In 1946, the couple moved to Lubbock, with their growing family and Mr. Justice began his law practice. Mrs. Justice centered life around her family and community service. She was a member and served a term as president of the Lubbock Junior League. She devoted many years to the Camp Fire Girls and to the PTA organizations and she was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon. In 1961, the Justices were voted Lubbock's Family of the Year. Her husband died in 1996.
Survivors include five children: Jan Westwater of Seattle, Wash., Paula Justice of Lubbock, Delton Justice of Houston, Jill Justice of Oklahoma City, and Robert Justice of Seattle; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Lubbock Meals on Wheels 2304 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79411, or to Garza County Historical Museum, 119 North Ave. N., Post, TX 79356-3105.