Judith Ann Gilkey


Judith Ann Gilkey Obituary
Judith Ann Gilkey passed away August 14, 2014 at home in Bakersfield at the age of 69. She was born in 1945 in St. Louis, MO to Ralph M. Acord and Iris A. (Farrar) Acord and moved to Bakersfield at age 10 with her adoptive parents, James and Helen Acord. Judy graduated from Bakersfield High School class of 1963 and attended Bakersfield College. Over the years she was employed by Pacific Bell Telephone Co., the Bakersfield Californian and most recently Kern Medical Center, retiring in 2007. Among her favorite things were trips to the coast and dreaming of retirement in Cambria, CA.
Judy was predeceased by her mother, Helen Acord; birth mother, Iris Acord; birth father, Ralph Acord; and brother, Michael L. Acord.
She is survived by her husband of 8 years Charles (Chuck) Gilkey of Bakersfield; adoptive father, James Acord of Bakersfield; son Ryan Culberson of Bakersfield; granddaughter, Kayla Culberson of Bakersfield; sister, Regina Jung of Missouri; cousins, Glenda (Carl) Graebe of Indiana, John (Gloria) Pacciorini of Bakersfield, Annie (Tom) Reyes of Bakersfield; numerous Pacciorini and Acord aunts, uncles and cousins.
Special thanks to Hoffman Hospice for the loving comfort and care provided by Nurses Krisi, Jerrena and Denise; Health Aide Amy, and volunteer Brenda.
Visitation is scheduled Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara, 1100 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA with a Graveside Service following at 1:00 p.m. at North Kern Cemetery, 627 Austin St. in Delano, CA.
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 20, 2014
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