Judy joined Australian War Widows Queensland in 2013 after the death of her husband, a World War 11 veteran. Before retirement, Judy worked as a registered nurse in children’s services in Papua New Guinea and Northern Territory in both government and community-based organisations. While living in Katherine. N.T. Judy was actively involved in community work as a volunteer in a variety of capacities over many years. She continued to be involved in community work after relocating to the Sunshine Coast in 1992. Judy is the past president of Australian War Widows Qld, Maroochydore sub-branch, and a Board Director of AWWQ since 2019.