Judy Christine Roughton

Published 8:53 am Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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Kitty Hawk – Judy Christine Hildebrand Roughton passed away peacefully on August 15, 2021 at the age of 65. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert W. Hildebrand and Helen Garafola Hildebrand, and sisters Marcy Lee Hildebrand and Kathleen Hildebrand. She is survived by her partner, Ray Townsend; and her siblings, Mary Auth, Jeannie C. Prew, Richard Hildebrand, and Robert Hildebrand.

Judy was an Outer Banks original, having moved to the area in 1978, she witnessed the many changes over the years. She was a talented artist, who spent her early days immersed in the OBX music and art scene. She was passionate about local environmental conservation and worked at the US Army Corps of Engineers, Field Research Facility in Duck, N.C. for 19 years. In addition to volunteering with the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (NEST), Judy enjoyed spending time with her many friends and family members.

She will be missed by everyone who knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s name to NEST are appreciated. No services are planned at this time. Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

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