Honoring Judy Wood

It was in the early eighties when Judy traded the cold of Minnesota for the warmth of the Keys. She fell in the love with Keys and remained in Bay Point until her passing. Though she tried other endeavors, her favorite job was as bartender at the Sugarloaf Lodge from the late 80's until 2008. That job provided an endless supply of entertainment from her patrons that included many wonderful characters - the kind often written about from a different era. She loved being a part of that era - she loved visiting at Mallory Square when there were just a few locals and musicians hanging out, she loved going to the Monster, the Sands and P.T.’s Late Night - she loved to boat and fish - she loved the friends she made.

In the later years, Judy worked as a supervisor and bartender at Tavern and Town. In the seven years she worked there, she gained the respect and love of her employer, co-workers and patrons who quickly became her friends.

Judy was a kind and good friend who leaves behind her two great loves - her son Michael and her dog Bunny. We miss you Judy Wood. Until we meet again...