Judy Ferrill
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 16, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 3, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Belize
Mom was a guardian angel in life and she is watching over us all now.

Tribute Video

To watch a video that includes some of Judy's favorite songs, please click here.

 

FUNERAL

Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 10, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 969 Ulysses St., Golden, CO. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, followed by a reception at St. Joseph's Church.

Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, followed by an informal wake at 6:30, both at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 969 Ulysses St., Golden, CO.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Family Tree Gemini, 3805 Marshall Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Judy worked there counseling abused and neglected youth and giving parenting classes.

Mom's Obituary is posted under "Her Life."

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Judy Ferrill who had the most amazing gift for caring for others. She was born on March 16, 1946, and passed away on January 3, 2011. We will remember her forever.

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Susan Mangone on 19th March 2016

"Thinking of Judy and her entire family on what would have been her 70th birthday. I miss seeing Judy working in her flower garden, her beautiful smile, welcoming arms, and contagious joyful personality. Prayers for peace over you all in remembrance of Judy and the impact she made in all our lives."

This tribute was added by maria sheehan on 16th March 2016

"I keep you in my heart always and know that your faithfulness has been rewarded. You touched so many lives and spread so much love in the world. I was one of the lucky ones to have known you."

This tribute was added by Christine Masters on 16th March 2016

"Happy birthday, Mom! You would have been 70 years old today. How I would have loved to come to Colorado to help you celebrate. This is one time we would NOT have combined the celebrations for your birthday and mine. :-)"

This tribute was added by Joan McInerney on 3rd January 2016

"I think of Judy every day, and I especially think of her when I go to St. Joe's for mass.  The sermon at mass today was about "remembrance of those we loved".  Remembering Judy and her enormous heart, her gracious heartfelt kindness, and how much fun she was ~"

This tribute was added by Diana Murphy (Dodson) on 3rd January 2016

"Judy, I still miss you and think of you often.  I hope you are watching down on all of your old friends and waiting for the day when we will all be together again.  Rest in peace my dear friend."

This tribute was added by Denise Bergin on 7th January 2015

"I especially miss those outstretched arms, welcoming with such warmth."

This tribute was added by Melanie Bunnelle on 7th January 2015

"I still miss Judy and her lively personality and cherished advice."

This tribute was added by M'lu St.George on 3rd January 2015

"Knowing that Judy is at peace gives me peace. But I still miss her terribly."

This tribute was added by Christine Masters on 3rd January 2015

"As the years go by, the sadness eases, but the hole your absence leaves in our lives is still an ache with sometimes sharp edges. I've wished more than once for your advice this past year. And to hear your voice, and your laugh, one more time."

This tribute was added by Melanie Bunnelle on 16th March 2014

"I still miss Judy dearly. I have a wonderful photo of a group of ladies from our softball team enjoying tea at the Brown Palace and it is in my bedroom and I look at it and remember her nearly every day.  She was such a wonderful kind funloving spirit I loved her and cherished her friendship and wonderful advice."

This tribute was added by maria sheehan on 16th March 2014

"Thinking of you with love.  Miss you more than words can express. You have made me more aware of how precious each day is and how not one can be taken for granted.  We always think there is more time.  You have taught me to live each day as if there is very little time left. I will never again think I can pass up special time with friends I have not seen in awhile. Would love to have had just one more chat, just one more visit. You have taught me that time with people you love is a special treasure. I know there is even more laughter in heaven because you are there. Wishing Reed time to heal from the crushing loss of one so wonderful."

This tribute was added by Tom Harrison on 3rd January 2014

"I think about you often and remember your positive impacts on my life that will continue till we see each other again.  

It must be exhausting for you to welcome all the new soles to heaven that you've touched."

This tribute was added by maria sheehan on 17th March 2013

"Can not let this day go by without saying how much I miss you.  Loved the way you said my name with such joy, but all was joyous with you special friend.  Will treasure that last dinner with you and Reed after walking the halls of our old college and remembering great days past. You will be in my heart forever. I think of you so very often."

This tribute was added by Joan McInerney on 4th January 2013

"Thank you Judy, for the gift of your family -  your beautiful daughters and your wonderful husband, your husband whom you have whipped into shape   :-)
My children and family look forward to meeting you one day on God's time.  Please give a big hug to my mother and tell her she is missed, as you are so missed!"

This tribute was added by M'lu St.George on 3rd January 2013

"Missing you more than words can say. So much I still want to share with you, so many things I still need your advice and counsel on.
But so glad you are with God, His angels and His saints. I could hope for nothing more than that for you, my one and only sister. Say "Hi" to Mom and Dad. "See the angels, say hello for me.""

This tribute was added by Christine Masters on 3rd January 2013

"I miss you, Mom. It doesn't hit me every day, but when it does, sometimes it's an ache, and sometimes it hits hard. Your absence definitely leaves a hole. I love you."

This tribute was added by Ruthie Williams on 3rd January 2013

"I find it hard to believe it has been 2 years.  I think you you so often my friend and miss not being able to call or go to lunch, and get together for our March birthdays!  I love you and miss you my friend!"

This tribute was added by Connie Clark on 3rd January 2013

"Thinking of you, Judy and family.  Love & God Bless, Connie & Dennis Clark and Doris Davis."

This tribute was added by Diana Murphy (Dodson) on 16th March 2012

"Happy Birthday my dear friend.  Wish you were still here with us.  Think of you so often.  Please put in a good word for me up there.  You will never be forgotten.  Love you!"

This tribute was added by Janet Ladd on 16th March 2012

"Judy, still missing you so much.  It's hard to believe that you are not going to call me up one day and make a plan to get together!  I am praying for your family and friends every day.  Love you!"

This tribute was added by Dennis Clark on 16th March 2012

"That was the BEST video I've seen.  I sure see my mom in her.  God bless you guys, Dennis and Connie Clark."

This tribute was added by Frank Rizzo on 16th March 2012

"I'm thinking you should be collecting Social Security, not collecting memorial tributes. I still think about you often. You were a good friend. Rest in Peace...."

This tribute was added by M'lu St.George on 7th January 2012

"I have missed you now in every season and in ways I never imagined.
So much we take for granted . . . but you never seemed to take anything for granted. Another lesson learned from you! Know that Reed, the girls and their families are in our prayers daily."

This tribute was added by Susan Mangone on 5th January 2012

"I can't tell you how many times I have looked across the street from sitting at the desk in our office and thought about Judy during the last year. I think of Reed and the girls and pray for God's peace and healing in their loss. Judy was a wonderful wife and mom and a great neighbor to us all. She is missed, but her memory lives on through those of us who were blessed to know her."

This tribute was added by Sharyl Harrison on 4th January 2012

"Awww Judy, it doesn't seem like a whole  year....we miss you...everybody in the family misses you. Much love to Reed and the girls and their wonderful families, how proud you would be of them! Although, I'm sure they're still getting all sorts of 'heavenly' advice from you! Much love to you all.....sharyl, paul, katie, michelle and patrick"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Ferrill Roman on 4th January 2012

"Hi Mom. I' m missing you a lot today - no surprise. A whole year... how does it feel so short, and still like forever? I miss your smile that would light up the whole room, that glowed on your face when we would arrive at your house. I miss our phone calls whenever I needed advice, or just to talk. I miss our lunches - too infrequent! I miss your constant loving presence, and your laugh.<3"

This tribute was added by Joan McInerney on 3rd January 2012

"Thinking of Judy and her family all day- may she guide us with God's Divine Intervention, to be more like her..."

This tribute was added by Nancy Jentzsch on 3rd January 2012

"Thinking of my brother Reed and nieces today. We all miss Judy so much."

This tribute was added by Kathleen Ferrill on 3rd January 2012

"I keep thinking about Judy and how I miss her ! My thoughts and prayers are with Reed and the girls."

This tribute was added by Donna Walker on 3rd January 2012

"We were thinking about Judy and Reed as we sat down to dinner last night and we all said a prayer.  We really miss her.

The Lundeen's (next door neighbors)"

This tribute was added by Ruthie Williams on 3rd January 2012

"Missing you dear friend.  Hugs and love, Ruthie & Rick"

This tribute was added by Carrie Hanna on 18th February 2011

"Living just down the street, I feel like I spent a lot of time growing up as part of the Ferrill family.  Judy was always the beacon of perfection to me, providing a model for love, caring, faith and compassion.  Her impact on those who were blessed to know her is a divine gift."

This tribute was added by Ruthie Williams on 27th January 2011

"I will miss my dear friend very much and her tinkling joyous laugh. We always celebrated our March birthdays together all these years...She was such a wonderful person, so giving, so caring.  She was soooo excited to have grandchildren.  Great Mom, wife, grandmother, friend, I will always treasure the times we had together!"

This tribute was added by Megan Beeman on 24th January 2011

"I am sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman. I was very lucky to get to know Judy at Gemini. She was always smiling, offering support and eager to help the kids succeed. She will be truly missed by all those she touched. She will live on in the happy memories she has left with so many of us."

This tribute was added by Diana Murphy (Dodson) on 21st January 2011

"I just found out about Judy's passing and am grief stricken.  Judy was a dear friend all through grammer and high school.  We spent time together in the summer and swam in the Harrison's backyard pool.  My thoughts and prayers are with Reed and all of her wonderful family.  I love you my dear friend!"

This tribute was added by Frank Rizzo on 21st January 2011

"Frank Rizzo said a prayer on 21st January 2011
I was just notified of her passing. Judy was a dear friend at Holy Redeemer Grade School and all during High School as I went to St. Francis just down the road from St. Andy's and lived a short distance from her home. I loved her as one of my best friends. God Bless you, Judy!"

This tribute was added by Justin Lamb on 13th January 2011

"My thoughts are with the family and close friends of Judy. Her spirit remains through the sound advice she game me, and how she kept me grounded.  

Thank you Judy for everything you did, it was never taken for granted."

This tribute was added by Don and Anita Dimmick on 12th January 2011

"Don and I didn't know Judy but for a short time,
We met her on the Golden Council of Churchs.
She was fun and a good person to know. Wishing the
family blessings and she will be with you all
during your lifes. Always, Don and Anita Dimmick"

This tribute was added by Diane Kawa on 11th January 2011

"My prayers are with Reed and the entire Ferrill family. I met Judy only twice, most recently in their visit here in the summer of 2009. I was impressed by the way her presence and personality livened up the entire group. Judy was so easy to talk to, open and friendly. It was as if I had known her all my life. She lives on in our memories. Sending my love to you all, & may God Bless."

This tribute was added by Anselm Harrison on 10th January 2011

"Our love and prayers to Reed and all the family.  Cathy and I will always remember what a loving and carying person Judy was and how she would light up a room when she came in.  Our deepest condolences."

This tribute was added by Marcilla Tims on 10th January 2011

"The staff at Family Tree Gemini is heartbroken to hear of Judy's passing.  Her smile and very presence will be missed by staff and kids alike.  Judy had a way about her that was gracious, kind, and supportive--she made everyone around her feel at ease.  The dedication she demonstrated to her family and profession is an example for us all.  
Marcilla Tims, Clinical Supervisor at Gemini"

This tribute was added by Nancy Scott on 9th January 2011

"This site is such a lovely tribute to a beautiful life! I'm sending love and prayers for your entire family."

This tribute was added by Mary Brewer on 9th January 2011

"My heart goes out to all of you.  I just saw Judy on Halloween trick-or-treating with my kids.  I have many fond memories of her as a child spending time at the Ferrill's house.  We both have had amazing women taken too early from us.  God bless you all."

This tribute was added by Lydia Pena on 9th January 2011

"Sister Gabriel Mason taught psychology and I, Sister Lydia Pena, taught Art History at Loretto Heights College during the years that Judy was there in the class of 1968. We had planned to go to the rosary and wake this evening, but the weather kept us away.  We assure Reed and her daughters of our prayers.  And thank God for the values that Judy exemplified.  She is now with her God."

This tribute was added by Colleen Schell on 9th January 2011

"I loved your smile, energy, and kindness. You always gave 2000 percent when 100 percent would do.

I will miss our conversations about medicine, hikes, sports, traveling, our families and unruly teens.

I love you and will miss you.

Your friend and Coworker"

This tribute was added by Kathy Strezishar on 9th January 2011

"Though I didn't know Judy and Reed very well, I heard about them alot through my sister Jan. I know how hard this is for the family and she will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during thes trying time."

This tribute was added by maria sheehan on 9th January 2011

"College Days in Denver would never have been so joyous and eventful without Judy. Two California girls found each other and lots of fun along the way, yet with serious purpose in mind. What a beautiful life Judy had and what a beautiful person she was.  I will cherish my memories of her forever."

This tribute was added by Cindy Himelspach on 8th January 2011

"As classmates at Lorretto Heights, and neighbors in the dorm, I remeber the many loud and happy events that were always going on in Judy's room.  Even though we went separate ways, we visited in Casper and then of and on back in Denver.  Though time often passed, there were always fond rememberances at the get-togethers.  May His light continue to shine upon Reed and the girls and their families."

This tribute was added by Joan McInerney on 8th January 2011

"Judy touched my life in such a way that the shock of her passing has especially taught me that God takes His own to teach us all what truly is a kind, caring, compassionate, and giving human being. My heart goes out to her family and friends beyond what I can even begin to communicate."

This tribute was added by Jani (Bolger) Wolpert on 8th January 2011

"Friends since H R Elem., thru St. Andy's HS, then long-distance friends ever since, Judy was a lifelong friend and a true gift to my heart & soul. Her spirit & joy were unbridled, flowing freely over us all. Thank you to her entire & extended family for sharing her with us & for providing this beautiful tribute in which we all share not only our sense of loss but also the joy of knowing her!"

This tribute was added by MIKE ST GEORGE on 8th January 2011

"A trusting soul, uncompromising love, infused with happiness; that was my sister-in-law. If there's a bunch of shops in heaven that sell trinkets then Judy will be there. She loved to shop! Her legacy is her wonderful daughters and their beautiful children (grandchildren), they learned from the best. Love and Prayers to Reed and the rest of the family, we're there for you."

This tribute was added by Nancie Hunt on 8th January 2011

""Sharon called and told me this sad news.  I have fond memories of the Harrison kids in La Crescenta. M'lu and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.  May your memories bring you comfort. Judy led quite a life! All of you should be so proud of her. She's your angel now. I, too, remember all the sandwiches-even on week-ends! I'm thinking of you."  All My Love, Nancie in California"

This tribute was added by Shannon Lewis on 8th January 2011

"Aunt Judy - I will always remember how amazed I was to hear about your various adventures and trips (from my mom - M'lu). It made me excited for you and I realized how much passion you had for life, and the courage and excitement you had in everything you did. We will miss you so much but you will always be remembered and celebrated. We love you!"

This tribute was added by Dave Ferrill on 8th January 2011

"I will miss her welcoming hug - along with our customary "hey, good lookin'!" greeting - at our frequent family gatherings.  No one was a stranger to Judy, who had an uncanny ability to connect with people.  She combined that with a wonderful good nature.  We have the opportunity over the next few days to celebrate, as Bernie noted, a life well lived.  We're all privileged to have known you, Judy."

This tribute was added by Robert Jentzsch on 8th January 2011

"Judy had a warmth and a welcoming spirit that would brighten every moment. Her smile and cheerful voice will always be remembered."

This tribute was added by Karen Harrison on 7th January 2011

"I am so deeply saddened of losing a wonderful sister-in-law. Judy had the spirit that brought laughter and joy we all shared at family events and vacations together. When I needed support and advice, Judy was my on-call/on-line personal nurse and trusting confidant. These memories of laughter and love will always live in my heart and play over and over again."

This tribute was added by Barbara Dutt on 7th January 2011

"St. Andrews High School graduation is the last time I was priviledged to see Judy, but have thought of her often. She was kind to all and always shared a smile. How blessed those of you that knew her are."

This tribute was added by Melanie Bunnelle on 7th January 2011

"Judy will be missed by all and was loved as a teammate and friend.
Love you Judy.
Mel"

This tribute was added by Pamela (Coffey) Chavez on 7th January 2011

"I knew Judy at St. Andrews High in Pasadena, CA.  Even though we were never “best friends” and did not keep in contact after high school, I remember her always smiling, sweet and everyone's friend, even back then. From the pictures and tributes, I can see she lead a loving and love-filled life, and will be terribly missed."

This tribute was added by Denise Bergin on 7th January 2011

"Judy, a dear, dear friend for the last 46 years, since our freshman year at Loretto Heights. Judy graciously made her friends into family, and her  family into friends. Her light shines on beautifully in her daughters, Bonnie, Barb, Jen & Christine."

This tribute was added by Rosalie Lewin on 6th January 2011

"Judy was truely one of the most kind, caring and giving people I have ever known. She was always willing to lend a helping hand or give of her time or gentle encouragement. It was an honor and privilege to know her. I am sure God has a special place for her.  To the family, blessings and prayers at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Susan Cook on 6th January 2011

"Judy was a wonderful neighbor, a great mom and a good friend to my parents.  I remember how she would make sure the girls had vitamins on their plates at dinner time.  I'll always remember her smile and her caring ways.  And, how well she could project her voice when calling Bonnie upstairs from the basement."

This tribute was added by Tessie Leon-Cicarelli on 6th January 2011

"Judy and I went to college together and though I did not know her well in college, I got to know her a lot better after graduation. I am glad I got the oppoprtunity to know her. She will always be in my fond memories."

This tribute was added by bernie harrison on 6th January 2011

"PB&J ....Judy must have really liked you! ! ! For all you who don't know; the receipe was 1.a piece of white bread 2.a slice of bologna and 3.a piece of white bread.
Period! Did i mention ... everyday?"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Ferrill on 6th January 2011

"How fortunate I am to have had the opportunity to get to know Judy and to call her my sister-in-law. Her time here was definitely cut short but what a wonderful impact she had on so many of us. Her presence here on earth will never be forgotten but will live on in her beautiful daughters and grandchildren. I will be forever grateful to have known her."

This tribute was added by Jeremy Van Hoy on 6th January 2011

"Judy was the most giving person I have ever met.  She will be missed and I'm saddened that Olivia (her granddaughter) won't know her better."

This tribute was added by Linda Mero on 6th January 2011

"I only met Judy a few years ago at Karen and Dick's rewedding on Catalina.  We formed a bond that I believe would have been much stronger had we not lived so far apart after such a short acquaintance.  She was a lovely, loving person.  I miss knowing she is no longer of this world.  God bless you, her family in this untimely and tragic loss."

This tribute was added by M'lu St.George on 6th January 2011

"Bologna? How about the PB&Js with the jelly seeping through the bread and out the sides?
My sister was the most caring person I've ever known; a joy, a blessing and an annoyance(she was my sister after all). Judy's wisdom, laughter and enthusiasm will always be a part of me.I thank God for that and for the blessing she was in my life."

This tribute was added by Sharyl Harrison on 5th January 2011

"What a wonderful sister-in-law, no more like a sister. She was so very caring and accepting and she had four wonderful daughters that we are so proud of. She must have been a fabulous mother to raise such wonderful chldren. You were her tribute to a life well-lived! And Reed, she loved you so much, what a great love and partnership you shared. God Bless You All...We love you....."

This tribute was added by Donna Walker on 5th January 2011

"Always a smile, a hearty laught, and lively personality.  We remember our neighbor Judy with fondness.  She loved her family dearly and grew beautiful flowers.  She was a daredevil driver and flew into the driveway at 20mph!  The Lundeens"

This tribute was added by Tom Harrison on 5th January 2011

"I'm going to miss my big sister in a million ways."

This tribute was added by Janet Ladd on 5th January 2011

"What a wonderful reception to Colorado we received from Judy!!  She was so excited to have some of "her  family" here (we are first cousins once removed), and included us in everything from the beginning. She was such a special person, and will be greatly missed by us all.
I am so sad that we did not get to have the lunch we promised ourselves after the new year..."

This tribute was added by Nancy Jentzsch on 5th January 2011

"Not many are fortunate enough to have great sister-in-laws. I am forever grateful for the wonderful love and support she and my brother shared. Hers was always the ear I could bend about trials and tribulations. Such a kind and understanding person. She will be dearly missed."

This tribute was added by bernie harrison on 5th January 2011

"A life well lived....ahh.... except for those bologna sandwiches she made everyday we went to school."


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