Judith Karen (Kukuk) Skidgel

Class of 1970

1970 Maroon SpotlightJudy Kukuk
Judy Kukuk

Mixed Chorus 10,11,12; Girls Trio 11; Ensemble 11,12; Tri-State Honor Chorus 10,11, 12; Solo at District Contest 11; Christmas Vespers 10,11,12; OSU Thanksgiving Music Festival 10,11, 12; Jr. Play; Annual Staff 11,12; Thespians 11,12; Prom Committee 11.

Judith Karen (Kukuk) Skidgel

December 8, 1951 – May 15, 2020

Judith Karen Kukuk Skidgel has gone to her heavenly home. She was only 68 years old.

She was born on December 8, 1951, the daughter of Walter and Ethel (Carrell) Kukuk. Born and raised in Perry, Judith graduated Perry High School in the 1970. She then earned her licensed practical nurse degree in Enid and spent 35 years working at Perry Green Valley nursing home. During this time, Judith returned to college and earned her Bachelor’s Degree and became a registered nurse. She then went on to Colonial Estates Nursing Home in Guthrie where she was the Director of Nursing for 5 years before retiring.

Judith loved and raised two boys in a house full of laughter and understanding. She loved birds and enjoyed her birdhouses and feeders. “Feed the birds,” she would always say. She enjoyed fishing, collecting apples, and eating chocolate. Judith was a fighter, a breast cancer survivor, a loving mother, a dog’s best friend, a tomato soup connoisseur, and a great spoiler of grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son J.R. Skidgel and his wife Michelle of Perry, son J.B. Skidgel and his wife Kelley of Guthrie, grandchildren Makaila Gadbow and her husband Dustin of Duncan, Heagan Skidgel, Gabriel Skidgel, Kamden Skidgel, Zachary Skidgel, Ryan Eakins and Conner Cummings, brother Jim Kukuk and his wife Linda of Perry, niece Karen Talbot and her husband Jerry and niece Julie Kukuk, great-niece Mady Coy and great-nephews Riley Coy and Jake Skidmore, last but not least, her special furry friend “Dinky.”

Graveside funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m., Thursday May 21, 2020, at the Richburg Cemetery (Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery) of Perry located 5 miles east on Hwy 64, then 2.5 miles south. Rev. William Metz will officiate.