Kerry Alan Judy of Shelley, ID died peacefully on December 14th, 2020 at the Idaho Falls Community Hospital due to complications caused by COVID-19 at the age of 54.
Kerry is survived by his loving wife, Patricia “Patty”, and children, Ashlee (Brody) Johnson, Kaitlin, Makayla (Riley) Andrus, Madison, Christopher, Jennie, Lyla, and Alexander all of Shelley, and his brothers Val (Kathy) Judy of Shelley, Brett (Katie) Judy of Ammon, Terrel (Traci) Judy of Kirkland, WA, Ryan (Carrine) Judy of Prescott Valley, AZ, and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Darwin and Glenda, and sister, Wendy.
Kerry was born in Idaho Falls on July 5th, 1966. He was a strong and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He grew up on a farm with his four brothers and sister where he learned the value of hard work.
Kerry graduated from Bonneville High School in 1984. He went on to earn two Associate’s degrees from the Eastern Idaho Technical College (now CEI). Kerry worked for the INL for 25 years, first as a Field Service Technician and then later as a Network Technician.
Before he worked for the INL, he worked for a local grocery store, IGA, where he met his wife, Patty. Kerry married the love of his life on November 12th, 1994, and they were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on December 7th, 1996. Together they built a life of joy, happiness, and love in Shelley where they had eight children, six girls and two boys.
Kerry loved being a father and taught his children the importance of hard work and honesty. He was known for being fair and stubborn. They enjoyed spending so much time together, whether it was outside working in the garden or inside watching movies.
A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, December 18th, 2020, at 11:00am at the Shelley Stake Center (325 E. Locust). A viewing will be held at the Nalder Funeral Home (110 W. Oak) in Shelley Thursday, December 17th at 5:30-7:30pm. The funeral service will be live-streamed for family and friends unable to attend. Burial will be at the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery following the funeral service.