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06/23/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Judy Ward

Judy G. Ward
(d. 20 June 2010)

Mathews High School Class of @ 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still more sad news today.     Judy Ward, Mathews High School Class of @ 1963, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the age of 65.   


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/22/10, 6:44 AM - "Judy Ward":

Carol,

This obituary appeared on 22 June in the Daily Press and was sent to me by         Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54 - of NC):

Judy G. WARD

GWYNN'S ISLAND - Judy G. Ward passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2010. Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mathews, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

She was half of the folk duo, “George & Judy”, which many of us remember from the 60’s and 70s. This austere obituary is disproportionate to her influence on Lower and Middle Peninsula music.

Last Fall, I assisted Bill Lee in locating Judy Ward on Gwynn’s Island, with whom he corresponded, and in taking some images of several local venues, where “George & Judy” had once performed. The result was one of Bill’s priceless reminiscences. It is attached:

http://www.nnhs65.com/BILL-LEE/George-n-Judy.pdf

Judy’s passing may be worthy of mention in an upcoming newsletter. I am sure that many will remember her.

Dave

   I'm sure they will.  Thank you, David - and Bill.


 From the Daily Press - 06/22/10: 

                 Judy G. Ward

  GWYNN'S ISLAND - Judy G. Ward passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2010. Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mathews, Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on June 22, 2010.

 


   From F.A. Saunders (Hampton HS - '64) of VA - 06/23/10, 5:53 AM - "Judy Ward":

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=judy-g-ward&pid=143705547

Back in the 60's the duo of George & Judy were quite popular on the Peninsula when folk music was the craze. From the obituary it looks like she had a wide range of talents. I remember going to a packed house in the auditorium at Denbigh High to hear George & Judy. If I am not mistaken she also played at Strawberry Banks about the same time George Grove (Kingston Trio member) was playing there. Just thought some of your readers would like to know of her passing.

F.A. Saunders HHS 64

   Thanks, F.A.!


       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/23/10, 8:08 AM - "Judy Ward":

Carol,

This expanded obituary appeared on 23 June in the Daily Press:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailypress/obituary.aspx?n=judy-g-ward&pid=143705547

   Thank you, Captain.


       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 06/23/10, 11:46 AM - "Judy Ward":

If you can't find a suitable hymn, then I recommend Someday Soon - Judy must have sung that one a 100 or more times, during her folk-singing years - at my request.

Know you can't do vocals but if you listen to this one, you'll get a feel of how Judy sang it. Also recommend you mention that and provide a link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tEu9vUemgI

   Thank you so much, Bill. I had in desperation temporarily attached How Great Thou Art, but I knew it wasn't quite right for her.  This is perfect.


 From the Daily Press - 06/23/10: 

                 Judy G. Ward

 

 

 

GWYNN'S ISLAND - Judy G. Ward, 65, of Gwynn's Island, died June 20, 2010, in Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News.

She is survived by a brother, Bud Ward; a sister, Cathryn Drummond (Jim); a niece, Charlene Haywood (C.C.); nephews, John Drummond (Andrea), Ryan Ward, Alan Ward and Warner Ward; a sister-in-law, Shirley Ward, and an honorary sister, Lindy Hatch.

She was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Ward; brother, Charles R. Ward; and sister, "Dinnie" Ward.

She was an active member of Gwynn's Island Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.

 

 Judy Ward
 

 

 

Judy graduated from Lynchburg College in 1967 and taught science in the Gloucester County School System. She was employed for a while at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science but decided to make music a full-time profession. She performed locally in the early 1960s and went on stage with George Britt cutting a record in 1969. She entertained U.S. troops in Cuba and Iceland. She also performed and made albums with David Shuber.

In 1976, Judy composed music and lyrics for a play "Crickets on a Hill" which was performed as part of the observance of the Bicentennial.

In 1978 she took first place in a national hymn writing contest sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention and Broadman Publishing Company with the composition "He is Lord." She later wrote a cantata of the same name, and composed other original plays and cantatas for her church. Active in the Gwynn's Island Civic League, she was named its Gwynn's Island Outstanding Citizen in 1999, and was cited by Cricket Hill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, for community service in 2003.

In 1988 Judy became a housepainter. In 2000 she was employed by the Mathews County Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher. She was also a realtor for Century 21 Liberty Realty Inc., Gloucester.

A dedicated member of the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, she originated the idea of "Camp Rescue," now a summer staple in the county, teaching the basics of emergency response to youth. She was Virginia's EMT of the year in 1992 and a runner-up for the national EMT of the year award in 1993. She was Squad Person of the year three times for the local squad. Judy was instrumental in the formation of the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary and the dive team.

In 2009, with her friend and longtime rescue co-worker Clarence Minters, she was grand marshal of the Mathews Christmas Parade.

Visitation for friends will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 24, in Gwynn's Island Baptist Church. A funeral will be conducted by the Rev. David Patton, pastor, at 11 a.m. Friday, June 25, in Gwynn's Island Baptist Church.

Memorials may be sent to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, VA 23109 or Gwynn's Island Baptist Church Music Fund, P.O. Box 26, Gwynn, VA 23066.

Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.


Published in the Daily Press from June 23 to June 24, 2010.

 

June 22, 2010
 
  Catherine, Bud and Family,
Judy was such an inspirational person. She gave of herself to her family, church, friends, co-workers and her community. Mathews County was a better place because of her. I think one of Judy's best qualities was her sense of humor. She had a dry quick wit. She could catch you off guard sometimes with it and make you laugh when that was the last thing on your mind. Judy always treated people the way she wanted to be treated. Judy brought joy to so many with her beautiful singing. Last night I thought of what a wonderful reunion she must be having with her family & friends and singing with the angels. That made me feel better. Who knows she may even being doing the "pot hole" voice for them. My life was made fuller and richer for having the honoring of calling her my friend and co-worker. I will miss and love her always.
 
~ Christy (Jarvis) Walker, Mathews, Virginia
 

June 22, 2010  
 

One of the brightest lights in the world has gone out. What will we do without Judes?
 
~ Unsigned
 

June 22, 2010
 

Judy will sadly be missed by a great many people in Mathews County. My heart goes out to her family.
 
~ Bonnie Smith, Dutton, Virginia
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June 22, 2010  
 

Ryan, Alan, Warner and Bud,
You have our deepest sympathy for the passing of your dear Judy. We know how much she meant to each of you. We are here to support you in whatever you need.

Love,
Cynthia, Carleton, Ashley and Cole Garrison
 
~ Cynthia Garrison, Manassas, Virginia
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June 22, 2010

 
~ Peter Price, Crystal River, Florida
 

June 22, 2010
 

What joy Judy has brought to so many of us over the years, with her music and her kindness. May she rest in peace and rise in glory, and may the music never cease.
 
~ Katherine Gray, Riverside Hospice Chaplain, Virginia
 

June 22, 2010
 

Cathryn, Bud and all. So sorry to read of Judy's passing. I had hoped and prayed that she would beat that cancer. You all have said too many good-byes in the last few years. I am so sorry. I remember so vividly our growing up together. I even remember rocking Judy to sleep while you and Dinnie did the lunch dishes so that we could go down to the river shore. Memories...memories.
My love and sympathy to you all. Lanie
 
~ Lanie
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June 22, 2010
 

 

~ BHE  
 

June 22, 2010
 

Though I won't be able to play or sing with Judy any more in this life, I know there's now a new singer in heaven's choir. Get down easy, Judy!
 
~ Mark Hayward, Hampton, Virginia
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June 22, 2010
 

So very sorry for the loss of a most vibrant woman
 
~ Daryl Edelstein, New York, New York
 

June 22, 2010


In Your Arms

Take her in your arms Lord
Her days on earth are through
She's ready for the journey
She's ready to live with You

She's helped so many people
Touched many a heart
Leaving us is hard now
We hate to see her part

But You have other plans now
Ones we do not understand
We know she'll be ok
Walking with you hand in hand

So take her in your arms Lord
Hold her real, real tight
We will be thinking of her
Everyday and every night

Renee Callis
 
~ Skip and Renee Callis, Cobbs Creek, Virginia
 

June 22, 2010
 

Judy was such a special person. She was very talented and a joy to be around. Our sympathy to all of her family. She will be missed.

With love,

Sandra and Dickie Godsey
 
~ Sandra Godsey, Hampton, Virginia
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June 22, 2010
 

God has an angel singing and rejoicing in heaven.
 
~ Theresa Ashberry, Mathews, Virginia
 

June 22, 2010
 

The world was a better place and we are better people for having known her. Rest in peace, my friend.
 
~ Wally
 

June 22, 2010
 

  So very sorry for your loss, Bud. All my best to your family.
 
~ Laurie LaGrone, Orland, California
 

June 22, 2010
 

Who would have thought, that so many years ago
One guitar picking girl, could teach us all we need to know.
And this is the perfect season, to let her spirit show,
One guitar picking girl, One guitar picking girl,
One guitar picking girl, taught us all we need to know.
 
~ Cindy Kellar, Jamaica, Virginia
 

June 22, 2010
 

She fought the good fight until the end, I will think of her each time I play her music, she will always be remembered by those who appreciated her kindness and simplicity.
 
~ Patricia Olson, Gloucester, Virginia
 

June 22, 2010
 

  Cathryn, My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. It's been a long time since I have seen you but I wanted to let you know I was thinking about you and your family.
Dee Buchanan Verlander
 
~ Dolores Verlander, Hampton, Virginia
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June 22, 2010  
 

We are so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She meant so much to so many people. You are all in our prayers.
Anthony & Vickie
 
~ Anthony Busic, Salem, Virginia
 

June 22, 2010
 

  My thoughts are with you all during this time.. Judy was such a large presence in Mathews she will be greatly missed.

~ Ann Marie Haywood, Bavon, Virginia

 

June 22, 2010
 

May the Lord's peace be with you, Bud at this time of sadness.

Janice (Grandma J)

~ Janice LeDoux, Texas

 

June 22, 2010
 

To Ms. Catherine and family~
I have so many wonderful memories of Ms. Judy growing up. The heavens have a special angel. My heart goes out to your family.
~All Our Love~

~ Beth, Jimmy, Ethan and Faith Tinsley, Pinellas Park, Florida
 

June 22, 2010
 

We were deeply saddened to hear of Judy's death on Sunday. What many contributions she made to our community for so many years. She will be greatly missed. She played at my wedding many, many years ago. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Annie Wortham and Neil Webre

~ Annie Wortham, Cobbs Creek, Virginia

 

June 22, 2010
 

We are all going to miss Judy so much. She was always so wonderful to Charlie and Teenie, and they loved her so much. Cathryn, Bud, and boys, please let us know if we can do anything for you.

~ Cousin Joy, and Ted, Suzie, and Kathryn
 

June 22, 2010
 

Judy's music and personality are a part of many of our lives... her memory lives on in so many ways. Although I had not seen her in a while, I can close my eyes and see her smile and hear her laugh...

~ R. Bruce, Fredericksburg, Virginia
 


June 22, 2010
 

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Judy was one of the best.

~ Addison Read, Berlin, Massachusetts

 

June 22, 2010
 

Dear Cathryn,
Be comforted by the memories of her songs of joy and praise to the Lord.
 
~ Brenda Hudgins Humphreys, York Co., Virginia
 

June 22, 2010
 

To all of Judy's family ~ My sincere expression of sympathy for your loss. My memory of Judy includes - As a young impressionable man, I remember Judy playing at Strawberry Banks when I was a bartender there. Mr. Ferguson really enjoyed listening to her music, as well as many others. She could really pack the house. And that was good for everyone! I remember the night she introduced Kim Person. And I think the lyrics of one song included, "Up against the wall, red-neck mutha". And everyone thought that was terrible language. Ha! I'm just enjoying fond memories of the past. I hope you all do the same. God bless her soul! May she rest in peace!

~ Dennis Crocker

 

June 22, 2010
 

Judy was loved by many, and was such an inspiration to us all. Those of us at Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad will miss Judy and her infectious smile. She leaves behind a legacy in the many young adults who took Camp Rescue. Her legacy will continue with all the Camp Rescues that grew from her idea. God blessed us with her presence for the time we had her.

~ Glenn Mantell, Mathews, Virginia
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June 22, 2010
 

God has another angel for his choir. Judy will be missed by so many. She was such a good person who cared for so many...her family will be in my prayers. Rest in peace, Judy.

~ Unsigned


June 22, 2010
 

Judy Ward was a really special lady with a positive outlook and she was always willing to give of herself. I will not forget the time that Judy and I spent studying for our Realtors license and the many times of walking over from Bud's for a visit. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.
SHRIE, ROB, HUNTER AND KYLIE
 
~ Shrie Allen, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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June 22, 2010
 

I was hoping and praying all day today.. that this was NOT the Judy Ward.. but I can now see that it is.. I met Judy many years ago when she played at Strawberry Banks. We would go regularly to hear her (Kim, David). My friends and I were amazed at her talent. She had beautiful gifts that she shared with many .... singing, gracefulness, humble spirit, and a gentle kindness. To this day my favorite of her songs was the "Rain Song". My deepest and heartfelt sympathy go out to her family and closest friends.... I know Judy made a HUGE difference in the lives of so many people...... God Bless you ! Love, Aubrina
 
~ Aubrina Schryer, Deltaville, Virginia
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June 22, 2010
 

Oh Bud, I'm so very very sorry!
xoannbb

~ Ann Blystone, Norwalk, Connecticut
 

June 22, 2010
 

Judy was a truly remarkable woman. She gave of herself freely to those in need. A terrific musician, her ability to write words and music to some of the most wonderful Christian songs that I have ever heard. I was honored to call her my friend and I will miss her deeply. I will always remember her words of encouragement in my dark times. I love You, Judy; another wonderful voice added to that heavenly choir.

~ Gary Hudgins, Mathews, Virginia
 

June 22, 2010
 

  Catherine, Bud and Family.
Sorry to hear of your loss.

~ Brad Allen, Gloucester, Virginia
 


June 23, 2010
 

To Judy's family, I am so very sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was a very special person and will be so greatly missed. My love and prayers go out to you all.

~ Jacque Tuck
 

June 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to all Judy's family. We will miss her greatly. I will take comfort in all my memories of her as a teacher and friend. She among other things sang at my wedding and in a strange turn of events I am honored to be singing at her funeral on my 32nd anniversary. Love to you all.

~ Lynne Callis, Gwynn, Virginia


June 23, 2010

  To Bud Ward and family you have our deepest sympathy in the passing of your sister.....God Bless
Elizabeth Hayes & Howard Jones & Family, Hudgins, Va.

~ Liz Hayes, North, Virginia
 


June 23, 2010

Some of us were made to go to church. Judy made us want to go. She saw to it that we had our own special Sunday School room--the Buckaroo Room--which we painted and decorated ourselves.
We had a Youth choir with our own singer-songwriter. How cool was that? Who else had a kuzoo marching band?
Through her words and music Judy gave us a voice.
Two weeks ago I visited and her ever-present smile was gone. I know it returned on Sunday!

~ Lisa Callis Lewis, Port Haywood, Virginia
 


June 23, 2010

Bud,
I am so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Jewel Gray Lewis
 


June 23, 2010
 

Cathryn, Bud, John, Charlene,

Judy was my sister in Christ, my friend, my mentor....a beautiful songbird who fought the "good fight" against all the odds...
now she is singing with the angels...
I've heard that the roses in heaven change colors when the angels sing, I know Judy would like that.
Judy's legacy is a testament to the way she lived her life...and I think if Judy could leave us with one thought it would be...
I give you this one thought to keep,
I am with you still, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on the snow.
I am as sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaken in morning hush.
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone,
I am with you still in each new dawn.

So to Judy... until we meet again my dear friend, play that heaven sent Martin guitar and raise your beautiful voice above the choir, He Is Lord, and He always will be!

love, Kim
 
~ Kim Person, Yorktown, Virginia
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June 23, 2010

I'm shaken to the core to hear of Judy's passing. I've known her since 1969, when I got to Virginia. She was playing with George Britt at the original Bluebeard on Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, I followed her and her groups around the Peninsula for the next twenty years, and was privileged to be invited to her (in)famous Pig Parties. Everyone I gained as a friend over the twenty-some years I knew her was somehow "connected" to Judy. She, in a way was the nucleus of my social life.

Over the last few years, I'd kind-of lost touch with Judy, but I thought of her often, and of all the wonderful times the "Judy Groupies" had together. This is a very sad day for those who knew her, but I take comfort that Judy is now singing with the Angels. God bless that woman! Her legacy is now contained within our memories. I'll never forget her.

~ Mike Rowland, Newport News, Virginia

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June 23, 2010

Judy was a great person and we were all lucky to have had the honor to know her. She was taken to soon and will be greatly missed. She was talented beyond belief with a kind heart and a smile for everyone. Judy, I am honored to have known you, it was truly my pleasure!! I thank you for your knowledge and patience on the calls we went on together...you were the pro...and you really helped me work through all of my questions and concerns. Love and Prayers to all of the family and friends who have a empty space that only she could fill. We all are blessed to have our memories of our time with Judy. She will never be forgotten!!

~ Carol Owens, Port Haywood, Virginia
 


June 23, 2010

  I was a member of the Buckaroo Choir from ages 10-13. Judy and John Lee played an important role in my life during those years. You also have been there for Steve and Jeremy. Judy, you will be missed by friends and family, but we know that you are with your Saviour and Lord, healed and whole. May your rewards be many. Prayers are with you, Bud and boys and family.

~ Lynne Forrest Vencill, Aylett, Virginia
 


June 23, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can remember singing He Is Lord in the choir with Judy what a joy. Judy was truly a beautiful person. She will be missed greatly.

~ Kathy Downs, Moon, Virginia
 


June 23, 2010

  I had Judy as a teacher in Gloucester County. It was so many years ago but I remember her kindness. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family.

~ Delores Shackelford, Newport News, Virginia
 


June 23, 2010

Judy was one of the nicest people I have ever known. I will always remember her for that smile that was always on her face. She has helped so many people in Mathews County and all over the world. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She is free of her pain now and singing along with all the other angels in Heaven. God bless, Judy!!!!!!!

~ Pat Hudgins, Hallieford, Virginia
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June 23, 2010

  Judy was such a wonderful asset to Mathews County and will be missed by all! You never saw her without her smile and willing to help others! Deepest Sympathy to Bud and all the family! Heaven has just received another angel!

Renee Edwards

~ Renee Edwards, Mathews, Virginia


June 23, 2010


Judy was a positive influence in my life since I was a teenager, when she headed up the Jr. Civic League on Gwynn's Island. What a great spirit. Tim Rowe Gwynn's Island.

~ Tim Rowe, Gwynn's Island, Virginia
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June 23, 2010

Cathryn, Bud and boys,

We are just heartbroken over Judy's passing. She was such a huge part of our lives during the Judy and David days. We had so much fun and adventures and made some wonderful memories. Our children grew up with Judy's music and it inspires us still.
"Christmas with Judy and David" is such a legacy she leaves us. I can see her now standing in my bathroom (soundproof recording studio!!) and hear her singing One Little Baby Boy. We are so fortunate that we can hear her voice forever and smile knowing she is at peace.
When my mother passed away, Judy told me I now had a beautiful advocate in heaven. Well, now we all have Judy as our beautiful advocate in heaven. Love, David and Ginger Shuber

~ Ginger Shuber, Mathews, Virginia


June 23, 2010

After thirty-plus years and a few hundred miles of separation, I had a sudden urge last year to contact Judy. Delighted with the contact, she enthusiastically helped me created a warm and 'somewhat' innocent reminiscence of those wonderful years when she entertained so many, so ably, and in so many venues. In October, 2009, I shared the story with a number of her fans from the 60's and 70's. Now I know what I thought was but an urge was really a premonition...

~ Bill Lee, Monroe, North Carolina


June 23, 2010

Bud, my prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate the life of a very special woman.

~ Meg McCormick, Darnestown, Maryland
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June 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with Judy's family I new her all my life growing up on Gwynn's Island.

~ Richard Small, Blackpool,Lancashire, UK
 


June 23, 2010

I remember Judy giving so much of herself to the service of Mathews County and Gwynn's Island. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers.

~ David Sutton, Baghdad
 


June 23, 2010

To the Family of Judy Ward: I remember Ms. Ward as my science teacher in Gloucester. I remember that I liked so much to be in her class, not because it was science but because she was a great teacher. She was always there when someone needed help. I know because she helped me. May God bless you all to give you what you need in your time of sorrow. Ms. Ward will be sadly missed but we thank God for the memories she left behind.

~ Rose Lewis, Gloucester, Virginia
 


June 23, 2010


I am so saddened by Judy's death. Even though I have not seen her in so long, I have thought and spoken of her often. I consider myself blessed to have known her and shared the love of EMS with her from the time she started her EMT class, way back when. I loved her music and I am go glad she touched my life.
 
~ Karen Bergdoll, Mechanicsville, Virginia
 

June 23, 2010  

To Bud, Cathryn, and all of Judy's family and loved ones, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
 
~ Sherrie Haywood Carmona, Avondale, Pennsylvania
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June 23, 2010  

Bud, I know you and Judy were very special to one another. She was a rare person that really did make a difference in the world and lives of many people. My condolences and deepest sympathy are with you and your family.
 
~ Phillip Sweat, Newport News, Virginia
 

June 23, 2010  

Cathryn, Bud and Family & Friends of Judy,

I had the honor of knowing Judy in the mid 70s and playing music with her at Strawberry Banks for several years. She taught me a lot about music and performing on stage, and more importantly, about being a person. I'll never forget her. You are all in our prayers...."and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever".
 
~ Brian & Mickie Wood, Austin, Texas
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June 23, 2010  

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Judy's family. She will be so greatly missed. I feel so blessed to have known her and that my children were able to know her and experience her love and kindness! The memories growing up during the Buckaroo years, youth retreat, singing the songs that she wrote. He is Lord is just one of those songs that I find myself humming frequently. I will always remember her smiling face in the ER as she served her community through the rescue squad. She touched so many people throughout the years. She was a truly extraordinary person.
 
~ Jill Byrd
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June 23, 2010
 

What a woman.....Judy could do anything that set her mind to. She is a great friend and we will miss her terribly. Another wonderful angel in heaven.....Love you, Judes.....
 
~ Mary Ewell, Dutton, Virginia
 

June 23, 2010  

Judy's path crossed mine for just one day. Approximately 1969, I interviewed George Britt and her on my radio program on WGH-FM (97.3). She autographed one of my copies of "Looking for Me!" I have an extra copy (on 45 rpm vinyl) which I would donate for the service or to a family member who might appreciate having it. I always wondered what became of her. It looks as though she and I each reinvented ourselves more than a few times. I too was a dispatcher, at three times; I too taught Sunday School and sang in Baptist church choirs. I know her family must have been proud when she was runner-up for National EMT of the year. Wow! Matthew 25:23.

~ Chris Astle, aka Chuck Adams, Newport News, Virginia
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June 23, 2010  

Judy made such an impression on all of the Buckaroo's. She taught us all lessons that we have carried with us throughout our lives. Judy made us all want to come to church. We all had so much fun together. Marching in a parade with your own kazoo marching band, going on trips together, going to other churches to sing. Joking about the "Big O" and all the Buckaroo's know who I'm talking about. She will truly be missed. Her lessons and friendships stretched across the entire nation as people she has taught through the years have moved away. I'm honored to have known such a fantastic person!!!! Rest in Peace, Judy.
 
~ Cindy Hamlet, Richmond, Virginia
 

June 24, 2010  

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Judy was a asset to the community and will be missed dearly
Rest in peace
Linda (Hall) Hilling
 
~ Linda Hilling, Gloucester, Virginia
 

June 24, 2010

 

 

 

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Judy's family and their friends and all her many fans.


       From Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 06/23/10, 2:30 PM - "Judy Ward":

  Someone posted this great 1974 photo of her on the D/P guest book - worthy of being added to the NNHS memorial page for her, I believe.

Also, the following link (another rendition of Someday Soon by Suzy Boggus) includes video of her playing her guitar...very much like Judy did (including some 'moves')!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux1VpP0bZio&feature=related 

Excuse me while I go back and watch/listen again.

1974 - Judy Ward
 
  
   Thanks so much, Bill, and my condolences on the loss of your friend.


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Someday Soon

Originally a Swedish folk melody, "O Store Gud" by Carl Boberg (1859-1940)
was translated by Stuart K. Hine in 1899.


There's a young man that I know whose age is twenty-one
Comes from down in southern Colorado
Just out of the service, he's lookin' for his fun
Someday soon, goin' with him someday soon

My parents can not stand him 'cause he rides the rodeo
My father says that he will leave me cryin'
I would follow him right down the roughest road I know
Someday soon, goin' with him someday soon

But when he comes to call, my pa ain't got a good word to say
Guess it's 'cause he's just as wild in his younger days

So blow, you old Blue Northern, blow my love to me
He's ridin' in tonight from California
He loves his damned old rodeo as much as he loves me
Someday soon, goin' with him someday soon

When he comes to call, my pa ain't got a word to say
Guess it's 'cause he's just as wild in his younger days

So blow, you old blue northern, blow my love to me
He's ridin' in tonight from California
He loves his damned old rodeo as much as he loves me
Someday soon, goin' with him someday soon
Someday soon, goin' with him


"Someday Soon" midi courtesy of http://www.hamienet.com/midi16350_Some-Day-Soon.html - 06/23/10
at the request of Bill Lee (Warwick HS - '54) of NC - 06/23/10
Thanks, Bill! 

"Someday Soon" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/bogguss-suzy/someday-soon-4692.html - 07/08/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com - 03/15/05

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
 
Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of
http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of
http://www.hamptonhigh1964.com - 02/17/09

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