Judith Kilborn Lockwood, 60, Vero Beach

Judith Kilborn Lockwood, 60, died July 17, 2010, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach.

She was born in Orlando and lived in Vero Beach for 25 years, coming from New Jersey. In Vero Beach, she worked as a real estate sales representative for Coldwell Banker.

She was employed by the Japanese Consulate in New York City as editor of its East Coast newspaper and later went on to write several novels.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vero Beach. She sang in the church choir and was a member of Treasure Coast Choral.

She graduated from Governor Livingston Regional High School in Berkeley Heights, N.J., where she served as pipe sergeant in the Highlander Bagpipe Band.

She graduated with honors from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., and also served as the college’s pipe major.

She studied at Wasada University in Tokyo, earned a master’s degree in Japanese literature from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and did two years of graduate work in Japan.

Survivors include her parents, Nancy and Walter Lockwood of Whiting, N.J.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Alan.

There will be no services.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach. A guestbook is available at lowtherfuneralhome.com.

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