Long-serving JP Ann Murray, a pillar of the Kimberley community, died of a heart attack on Thursday aged 78.
Mrs Murray presided over the Broome Children's Court and regularly travelled with the magistrate to remote Kimberley communities.
Born in Southport in Queensland, she moved to Mt Hart Station on the Gibb River Road in 1966, where she was a nurse, mentor and friend to the white and indigenous residents.
As her son Angus Murray said yesterday, "They all loved her and held the greatest respect for her."
Mrs Murray moved to Broome with her husband Peter, 77, in 1971, working as a radiographer at Broome Hospital before opening a clothing store to pay for the education of her two sons Angus and Michael.
In the early 1990s, the couple ran Peter Murray Kimberley Safaris, working long hours and sharing their deep love and knowledge of the Kimberley.
Angus said his mother's final resting place would be Lord Howe Island, where his parents visited every year for 55 years."Over a lifetime they fell in love with another beautiful place, Lord Howe Island, where she has been given the special honour of a final resting place, rarely bestowed on people not born on the island," he said.