Several classmates commented on the Borah Class of 1977 Facebook page that Judy was a special person.
Becky Banta Mickelsen noted that "Judy Perigo was such a wonderfully funny person. She was one of the first people who made me feel welcome in Boise at an early age. I loved spending time with her and another great friend, Vicki...they made me laugh so much; I swear we would cry we laughed so hard! We had slumber parties, but I don't think we ever slept! Judy, you made the world a better place because you were in it! You will be missed."