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Judith Kay Olsen (nee Wiley), 67, of Racine and Aventura, Florida died Wednesday, October 9th. She was born May 31, 1952, in Racine to Harold and Leone “Dolly” (nee Clark) and grew up there as the fourth of five siblings.
Judy will be remembered as a talented artist and businesswoman, as well as a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She attended Horlick High Sschool, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She was well known as the founder, owner, and operator of Plumb Gold in Downtown Racine where she designed and crafted fine gold jewelry for generations of customers until her retirement in 2015. Judy was loved and admired by many, and those close to her take comfort in the fact that she is finally at peace.
Judy is survived by her daughters, Alyssa and Valerie Yorgan (Chris Gravel), their father James Yorgan, grandson Markel Nosov, sisters Donna Wiley and Sally (Jim) Stollenwerk, brother Thomas (Lori) Wiley, and numerous other beloved relatives, neighbors, and friends. In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her brother James. She is dearly missed.
Relatives and friends may meet Saturday, December 14th, 2-4 p.m. at Preservation Hall Racine, 740 Lake Avenue. A time of remembering will follow at 4 p.m. Memorials in her name can be sent to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.
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