Judy Kay "Iri" (née Oukrop) Crocker

Crocker, Judy Kay "Iri" (née Oukrop) of Golden Valley, MN, died on Monday, March 6th. Judy worked for Lund's & Byerly's for 48 dedicated years pursuing her passions of food and entertaining. This led her to be the Managing Editor of the two Best of Byerly's cookbooks. Her parties will be remembered for elegant presentation and delightful variety of flavors. Judy was an avid gardener, treasuring her 75 hybrid tea roses and raspberry garden. She also liked to sew and knit for loved ones.

She devoted her life to supporting her only daughter and granddaughters in their adventures. Her home was always full of 4-legged friends like Babe, who offered her so much love and continues to bring joy to many.

The path of Judy's life changed following her Corticobasal Degeneration diagnosis which she faced with courage and grace. She eventually moved to Praha Village, to be closer to Kim, where she met many wonderful friends. Judy happily called Praha home. She is survived by sister, Kathy Thompson, daughter, Kim Dickenson (Mike), granddaughters, Lilli and Sidney, niece, Kristi (André, Adriana, Adayla), and nephew, Joshua (Lisa, Jaden, Lucy, Luna), chosen family member, David, and many dear friends. 

Celebration of Life will be an open house luncheon, held at Praha Village 1100 1st St. SE, New Prague, MN on March 18, 12-2 p.m.

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