Judith English Glenn Samson, 77, died Sunday, Oct. 25 at Cedarhurst in Columbia, Mo. She was born Sept. 14, 1943 in St. Louis, the daughter of Edward A. Glenn Jr. and Ethyl English Glenn.
Raised in Louisiana, Mo., she graduated from Louisiana High School. She earned a degree from Oberlin College and her Ph.D in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Samson conducted a private practice in clinical psychology for nearly 40 years in Dallas, Texas. She devoted herself to clinical work with children, adolescents, and adults. She was a faculty member at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where she supervised the psychotherapy casework of UTSW clinical psychology graduate students. She was a member of the Dallas Psychological Association and the Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. She was instrumental in forming the DSPP’s Arts Committee. For her achievements in the field of psychology, Dr. Samson received Dallas Psychological Association’s “Distinguished Psychologist” Award in 2012. In recognition of Dr. Samson’s commitment to students and their development as professional psychologists, the Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology established a student scholarship fund in Judith’s honor. Anyone wishing to contribute to it in her memory may send a check to DSPP c/o Alicia Coleman, 2131 N. Collins St., Ste. 433-629, Arlington, TX 76011. Judith was an avid cook and loved sharing this gift, often entertaining her friends. She loved her furry children; dogs Lobo and Lodi, and cart Muffin, along with many others, and she loved all forms of art media.
She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Ned and Rev. Pat Glenn of Louisiana, Mo.; her sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth Glenn Harralson (John) of Lexington, Va. In addition, five nieces and nephews survive her—Linda Kelly Glenn Scherder (Paul), Bowling Green, Mo.; Ted and Rebecca Glenn, Bowling Green, Mo.; Marty Glenn Dodson (Brian), Gig Harbor, Wash.; Ellie Glenn Harmon (Eric), St. Louis, Mo.; and Wes and Leah Glenn, Columbia, Mo. In addition, she is survived by seven great-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be planned when people can gather safely to remember her remarkable life.
A memorial can be made to the Judith Samson Scholarship fund.