Judith Kilborn Lockwood, 60, Vero Beach

Judith Kilborn Lockwood, 60, of Vero Beach died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at VNA Hospice House after a 15 year battle with cancer.

She was born March 7, 1950, in Orlando, Fla., and had been a resident of Vero Beach for 25 years, coming from New Jersey. Lockwood graduated from Governor Livingston Regional High School in Berkeley Heights, N.J., where she served as Pipe Sgt. in the Highlander Bagpipe Band. She graduated with honors from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., and also served as their Pipe Major. Lockwood studied at Wasada University, Tokyo, Japan, earned a Master’s Degree in Japanese Literature from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and did two years of graduate work in Japan.

She was employed by the Japanese Consulate in New York City as editor of their East Coast newspaper and later went on to write several of her own novels. In Vero Beach, she worked as a real estate sales representative for Coldwell Banker.

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

Survivors include parents, Nancy and Walter Lockwood, of Whiting, N.J., and aunt, Natalee Everett, of Peru, Vt.

Lockwood was predeceased by her brother, Daniel Alan; paternal grandparents, Chester and Florence Lockwood and maternal grandparents, James P. and Amy K. Woolfolk.

At the request of Judith Lockwood, there will be no services.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach. An online guestbook may be signed at www.lowtherfuneralhome.com.

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