In Memory of






Obituary for Judith Carter "Judy" Wilcock (Carter)

Wilcock, Judith Carter Died on July 1st from complications of advanced Alzheimer's. She was 83. Born in Minersville, Utah on April 3, 1937, Judy was the second child of Elaine and Elmer Carter. Her father was a true cowboy who rode saddle broncs in the rodeo and trapped mountain lions and coyotes for the government. A Mormon since childhood, Judy attended Brigham Young University, where she met and married Keith Wilcock in the Salt Lake Temple. She bore and raised three fine sons, Scott Carter Wilcock, Samuel Corey, and Joseph Keith Wilcock. Her sons lived nearby for most of their lives, and Judy loved seeing them together with their loved ones at family gatherings on the lake. She was a wonderful cook with a beautiful alto singing voice. Her dinner rolls were legendary. Judy was smart and talented, a skilled potter whose gifts impressed friends and family and will continue to remind them of her graceful craftmanship and attention to detail. She loved children, art, sewing, books, music, and flowers. Judy and her husband Keith spent years of their life together traveling and saw much of Europe, China, Africa and South America. For her husband's career she moved from Utah to North Dakota, to Cleveland, to Chicago, and finally in 1975 to Minneapolis where she settled down and watched her sons become men, inheriting from their mother a tenacious Western spirit. She loved her home on St. Alban's Bay near Excelsior. Judy was a good athlete and enjoyed tennis and golf with her friends. When her husband opened a psychology consulting firm, Wilcock Associates, she became an Administrative Assistant. Judy helped administer and score psychological exams and intelligence tests used to evaluate candidates for executive positions. She once flew to France and served as an "enemy" in a paintball exercise in which her fellow enemies were instructed to be dead by noon - in time for the next team-building event. When Wilcock Associates was acquired by Personnel Decisions Inc., Judy expanded her work as an Administrative Assistant. She role-played a disgruntled employee in an exercise designed to evaluate the candidate's coaching and listening skills. After she and her husband retired from consulting, they opened the Wilcock Gallery in Excelsior, where Judy did the accounting and kept the books. Throughout her career she remained active in her faith, serving for years as a teacher of teenage girls and a leader in the Relief Society, the women's service organization of the church. She was good to the bone; honest, kind, warm, and helpful to others. Judy's beauty was such that Keith, and many others surely, couldn't help but love her at first sight - though it was her intelligence and creativity that imbues her legacy with a timid intensity and bravery that will live on in the hearts of her sons and their families including two granddaughters, Alexis and Morgan, and a network of loving close relatives. Her love with Keith is a story for the books, and many times she was asked to retell the story of how she met him at a dance 63 years ago and never left his side.