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Originally published: 2012-09-13 10:14:08
Last modified: 2012-09-13 10:14:08

Judith Ann Townsend

Judith Ann "Judy" Townsend, 65, of Penley Branch Road, Blowing Rock, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2012, at her home.

Born March 25, 1947, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., she was a daughter of Ann Gainey Cappell and the late Jack Cappell. Judy was a construction designer of her company, Starview Designs. She also formerly owned and operated Mountain Magic Craft Store in Foscoe and Starview Gallery in Blowing Rock, and was manager of Yonahlossee POA. Her hobbies included knitting, playing tennis, her arts, and especially her travels to the beach.

Mrs. Townsend is survived by her husband of 19 years, Danny Townsend; her mother, Ann Cappell of Boone; brother, John David Cappell of Boone; her mother-in-law, Nora Ellen Townsend of Boone; and her faithful doggy friend, Gypsy.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Cappell.

A private celebration of life ceremony for Judy Townsend 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 the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Townsend family.

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