Judy Elaine Juker
1945 - 2021
Farmer Funeral Chapel
130 9Th Ave N
Buhl, ID

Judy Elaine Juker

November 2, 1945 - October 9, 2021

Judy Elaine Juker, 75 of Buhl, passed away October 9, 2021, at River Rock Assisted Living in Buhl.

Judy was born to James and Ruby Juker on November 2, 1945, in Twin Falls, Idaho. She grew up in Buhl and attended Buhl Schools. Judy attended the College of Southern Idaho, gained her bachelor's degree from Idaho State University, and then a Master's degree in education from the College of Idaho in Caldwell with an emphasis on counseling.

Judy's early career included waitressing in Las Vegas as well as waitressing at the R & R restaurant in Buhl where her mother Ruby served as a cook. Judy had her beautician's license as a "backup in case she needed it." Judy's true passion came in her love of teaching fourth grade for 37 years. She served on textbook committees in math and health, comprehensive curriculum development, and assessments.

She coached volleyball at the Jr. High level early in her teaching career. She was well known for her love of Elvis Presley and students and teachers alike would hear his music throughout the halls of the elementary. Judy believed in hard work, fair discipline, and that each child should practice good manners. Since retirement, Judy had frequently been approached by former students to attend their class reunions, weddings, and social events. Judy rarely met a stranger and was known for her gregarious personality.

Judy loved to travel.

Her adventures took her to the eastern part of the United States where she and other teacher companions studied historical sights, enjoyed regional cuisine and local entertainment.

Graceland was one of her favorite locations to visit. She traveled to Europe and enjoyed learning about other countries and cultures. One of her last trips included a visit to Tennessee with a Magic Valley Senior tour to the Ark.

Judy's outside interests included backstage crew at Dilettante productions at CSI, K-Kids co-sponsor at Popplewell Elementary, past member, and ladies twilight golfer at Clear Lake Country Club. She was a long-time member of the Buhl First Christian Church.

Judy was a faithful member of the Northview Ladies Club. She served on committees and took part in activities and projects. She loved the Northview community and enjoyed a drive around the countryside noting the location of current friends or past acquaintances. She was a country girl at heart and loved the outdoors. She loved looking over the fields curious about what crops were growing and who the current farmer was. She would note seasonal changes and was passionate about caring for the land.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Janice Kay Juker.

Judy is survived by her brothers, Jim (Judy) Juker and Rick Juker; nieces and nephews, Dawn Juker, Jason, Jacob and Justin Juker, Joe Griggs, and Jason Nipper; and many cousins and extended family.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the First Christian Church, 1005 Poplar St, Buhl, with a viewing at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the West End Cemetery, Buhl.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Judy's memorial webpage at www.farmerfuneralchapel.com.

Published by Magic Valley Times-News from Oct. 12 to Oct. 17, 2021.
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First Christian Church
1005 Poplar St, Buhl, ID
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1005 Poplar St, Buhl, ID
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Judy, you were one of a kind! A sweet, caring individual who gave and gave! May you find peace in the arms of the Lord!
JIm Kern
October 18, 2021
Always one of my favorite teachers. She will be greatly missed. Hope you get your dance with the king Miss Juker.
Angi Kidd
October 18, 2021
Ms Juker made a difference in this world one child at a time ! She leaves behind many touched hearts and memories!! You are loved by the Hilliard Boys and Family .. it is your final graduation, Heaven ! Until we meet again
Tammy Hilliard Billings
October 15, 2021
Blessings for the love she brought to her classroom she will be missed I did not know her as good as I should have. She was proud of her Juker/Hart heritage. Peace Judy
Leona Skaggs
October 13, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Linda Lammers
October 13, 2021
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