Obituary for Judith Suzanne Conway of Whispering Pines

Judith Suzanne (Ralph) Conway, 82 of Whispering Pines, passed on Friday, October, 7 2022 at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

A Vigil for the Deceased will be held from 12:00pm to 1:30pm Monday, October 10, 2022 at the Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines followed by a 2:00pm Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Southern Pines. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Anthony Church Cemetery. 

Mrs. Conway was born July, 8 1940 in Cleveland, OH to the late John Andrew Ralph and Mary Francis (Wilcek) Ralph.  Upon graduating high school in Cleveland, Ohio, Judith attended St. Xavier University in Chicago Illinois with a BS in nursing and immediately accepted a position with the Cleveland Clinic. She did not work very long at the Cleveland Clinic when an opportunity to attend the first Nurse Anesthetist program at Duke University brought her to North Carolina. She completed the nursing anesthesia program, became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and remained in North Carolina. Later meeting her husband, Herbert, working and raising their children in Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Ahoskie, and finally settling in Whispering Pines, North Carolina.  Judith concluded her career with Carolina Eye and Associates in which she worked for almost twenty years.  Judith and Herbert enjoyed their remaining years retired together in Whispering Pines, traveling around the world to many places.        

Mrs. Conway was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Herbert Ras Conway on April 22 of this year.

She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Wallace and husband Ronald of Whispering Pines, NC; two sons, Timothy Conway and wife Chasity of Monroe, NC; and John Conway and wife Emily of Whispering Pines, NC; a brother, Arthur Ralph of Avon, OH; eight grandchildren, Benjamin Wallace, Kayla Conway, Wade Smith, Nicholas Conway, Reece Wallace, Molly Conway, Peyton Conway, and Grayson Conway; a niece, Gail Pearson and husband Bob of Ohio; two nephews, Mark Ralph and wife Monica of Ohio and Steve Ralph of Arizona.

The Conway family would like to thank the staff of FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care for the excellent care given to Mrs. Conway in her final days.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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