In Memory

Judith Cappell (Townsend)

Judith Cappell (Townsend)

Judy  passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at her home in Blowing Rock, NC.  Born in Ft. Lauderdale, she moved with her family to St. Petersburg in 1952, where she graduated from Northeast High School and attended St. Petersburg Junior College.  Judy was a construction designer for her company, Starview Designs.  She also formerly owned and operated Mountain Magic Craft Store in Foscoe, NC and Starview Gallery in Blowing Rock.  She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Danny Townsend; her mother, Ann Cappell, and brother John David Cappell, both of Boone, NC; and her faithful doggy friend, Gypsy.  A private celebration of life ceremony will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785.  Online condolences may be expressed at



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09/10/15 10:31 AM #1    

Barbara Metcalf (Bartlett)

Judy and I went through schools together - from Norwood, Lealman, and Northeast.  She was a very sweet person.  I was shocked to see that she had passed away.   I truly hope her last years were good to her  Barbara Metcalf Bartlett


09/11/15 12:05 PM #2    

Lorra Kaye Jones (Otto)

I am so glad that you commented on this Barb.  I am not sure hw I missed it since it was a ew years ago.  Nonetheless I am grieved to learn of Judy's passisng.  She and I had some classes together over our junior and senior high years.  It would have been such a pleasure to reconnect with her at this stage of our lives at the reunion.  Judy was kind, thoughtful and a fun person to be with. 

09/11/15 03:23 PM #3    

Susan King (Wadkins)

Barbara, thank you for your comment on classmates that have passed away Judy Cappell was my first best friend. She and her family moved into our neighborhood when we were six years old. I have many fond memories of our time together .

09/12/15 11:31 AM #4    

Bill Ebersberger

I'm saddened to know of Judy's passing but happy to know she is in Heaven with a lot of our friends from days gone by. Judy lived several blocks from me in the Harshaw Subdivision and I remember her from Lealman Junior High through Northeast and what a brilliant person she was. She always seemed to have a special light about her and uplifting spirit. She always worked very hard and therefore was successful in everything she aspired to. I'll see you again soon as I'm done here Judy. Love, Bill

09/12/15 02:08 PM #5    

Tom Cade

Couldn't believe Judy has passed away in 2012. I knew Judy from Lealman and then NEHI when we had home room together. After school I was Best Man at her wedding to Rick Morelli. Judy was an amazing person. She was always fun to be with.

09/13/15 07:17 PM #6    

Brian Green

Judy was my first date at Lealman Jr High School. I think it was a spaghetti dinner. She lived down the street from me. I have many fond memories of Judy and am so sorry to her of her passing.

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