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Obituaries » Blair G. “Judy” Shipe

Blair Gouldthorpe “Judy” Shipe, 87, of Warrenton, passed away on May 2, 2018, at her home.

She was born on July 26, 1930, to the late Scott Carter Gouldthorpe and Stella Groves Gouldthorpe.

Mrs. Shipe was the postmaster at the Casanova Post Office until her retirement. Her life’s work was to love and support her family and her church, Grace Episcopal in Casanova, where was an active member all her life. She and her husband loved to travel. She was an avid fan of baseball and the Washington Nationals.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Conway Shipe. and her daughter, Sharon Woodward.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Jackie and Donna Shipe of Warrenton, Ronald Shipe of Casanova, and Jeffery and Shelley Shipe of Delaplane; her sisters, Drusy Schaeffer of Sanford, N.C., and Barbara Gouldthorpe of Winchester; four grandchildren, Jessica Shipe, Meghan Valenti, William and Logan Shipe, and two great grandchildren, Rocco Valenti and Amelia Valenti.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Grace Episcopal Church in Casanova. Interment will follow in the memorial garden at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 18, Casanova, Va. 20139.

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