Wyttenbach, Judith Ann

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Judith Ann Wyttenbach, age 70, of Christiansburg, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2020, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born September 24, 1949 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and grew up in Monroe, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jan Patton, and her parents, John Joseph and Mary L. Smith Pottier.

Judy was a book lover with a thirst for knowledge and a master’s degree in library science and an avid Washington Redskins fan. She was most content in her recliner with a good book in hand and an episode of NCIS on the TV in the background. She loved animals and people alike and served as a volunteer at an equine therapy facility while living in Buffalo, N.Y. with her, then, husband Gary Wyttenbach. Judy was a proud veteran of the United States Army where she served for 8 years as a medic in Germany in the late 70’s and early 80’s. She loved to travel and see new places and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. While living in Christiansburg, Judy enjoyed gardening and planting beautiful flowers in her yard, and always looked forward to the spring when the warmer weather would come, and she could enjoy her flower beds in full bloom.

Judith is survived by her eldest son Michael Joseph Lancaster and his wife Robin Ratcliffe Lancaster and their 2 children, Adam and Sarah Beth Lancaster of Clemmons N.C.; her second son, John David Lancaster of Dublin, Va., and his son, John Dylan Moose of North Carolina; and her daughter, Melanie Lancaster of Arlington, Texas. She is also survived by two stepsons, David Wyttenbach of Ray City, Ga., and Daryl Wyttenbach of Smyrna, Tenn. and their families; as well as her ex-husband, Gary Wyttenbach of Albuquerque, N.M.

Graveside services will be private at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin, Va.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the VA Medical Center in Salem, Va.

“Though she be but little she is fierce” -William Shakespeare.

The Wyttenbach family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com