It is with great sadness we announce that on Thursday, February 25, 2021, Judy K. Ford, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 75 at home surrounded by family.\n \nJudy was born August 9, 1945 in Topeka, Kansas. She grew up in Marysville, KS where she attended Marysville High School and was an accomplished Majorette and Drum Major. She graduated high school in 1963 and married her first husband, David Allerheiligen, with whom she had two children. After their divorce, she moved to Tucson, Arizona where she met the love of her life, Jerry Ford, and married in 1977. Their combined family of five children melded nicely and Judy and Jerry enjoyed those years together raising their family.\n \nJudy spent over a decade working as an executive assistant at LearJet Corp, and Hughes Aircraft, where she was a valuable employee. After retiring, she dedicated time to volunteering with Visiting Angels and enjoyed helping others. She enjoyed travel and adventure, playing tennis, MahJong, and golf. She also loved music and enjoyed attending live concerts. More than anything, she adored her family and friends and cherished time with them. She had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. She was an incredible interior designer with a great sense of style and made her many homes beautiful.\n \nShe was a dedicated mother and advocate for her son, Kevin Allerheiligen, a resident at Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI) in Topeka, KS. She was continuously active in managing his care, and was a fierce advocate in protecting KNI at a time when there was threat of closure.\n \nJudy was preceded in death by her mother, Lola Habig; father, Earl Crosier; and step-father Pat Habig. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jerry Ford; children Amy Allerheiligen (BG Weiss); Kevin Allerheiligen; Clay Ford; Doug Ford (Kathi Ford); Meg Adcock; grandchildren Vanessa, Shawntelle, Shaun, Victoria, David, Alexis, Petyon; 4 great grandchildren; siblings Duane Crosier (Lois), Dennis Habig (Diana); many precious nieces and nephews and countless of cherished friends. We will greatly miss our wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, but we are grateful for our earthly time with her.