Mom was a guardian angel in life and she is watching over us all now.
  • 64 years old
  • Born on March 16, 1946 in Evanston, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on January 3, 2011 in Belize.

Tribute Video

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



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.


Posted by M'lu St.George on March 16, 2019
Miss, miss, miss you! I’m still asking “What would Judy do?” I know the answer: “The right thing.” Love you.
Posted by Christine Masters on March 16, 2018
There are times I miss you more than others, Mom. This is one of those times, when I miss my mom the nurse, who I could always go to when I had medical questions. But your legacy of teaching me to not be afraid to go to the doctor, for instance, is a lesson that just keeps giving (especially as I get older and my body starts breaking down!). I love you and miss you.
Posted by Maria Sheehan on March 16, 2017
Happy Birthday Judy,
I think of you often and know that I will never have a friend as special as you. Now that I have retired and am training for a new profession I know we would have been chatting lots and we would have had time for long distance travel visits as well. I am sure you are doing important angel work and some day I will see that wonderful smile again and get that wonderful greeting you always gave me. I am the lucky one for having the joy of knowing you. Miss you. My love to Reed and the girls
Posted by Christine Masters on January 3, 2017
Missing you, Mom.
Posted by Susan Mangone on March 19, 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.
Posted by Maria Sheehan on March 16, 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.
Posted by Christine Masters on March 16, 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. :-)
Posted by Diana Murphy (Dodson) on January 3, 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.
Posted by Joan McInerney on January 3, 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 ~
Posted by Denise Bergin on January 7, 2015
I especially miss those outstretched arms, welcoming with such warmth.
Posted by Melanie Bunnelle on January 7, 2015
I still miss Judy and her lively personality and cherished advice.
Posted by M'lu St.George on January 3, 2015
Knowing that Judy is at peace gives me peace. But I still miss her terribly.
Posted by Christine Masters on January 3, 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.
Posted by Maria Sheehan on March 16, 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.
Posted by Melanie Bunnelle on March 16, 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.
Posted by Tom Harrison on January 3, 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.
Posted by Maria Sheehan on March 17, 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.
Posted by Joan McInerney on January 4, 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!
Posted by Ruthie Williams on January 3, 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!
Posted by Christine Masters on January 3, 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.
Posted by M'lu St.George on January 3, 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."
Posted by Connie Clark on January 3, 2013
Thinking of you, Judy and family. Love & God Bless, Connie & Dennis Clark and Doris Davis.
Posted by Frank Rizzo on March 16, 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....
Posted by Dennis Clark on March 16, 2012
That was the BEST video I've seen. I sure see my mom in her. God bless you guys, Dennis and Connie Clark.
Posted by Janet Ladd on March 16, 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!
Posted by Diana Murphy (Dodson) on March 16, 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!
Posted by M'lu St.George on January 7, 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.
Posted by Susan Mangone on January 5, 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.
Posted by Sharyl Harrison on January 4, 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
Posted by Bonnie Ferrill Roman on January 4, 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
Posted by Ruthie Williams on January 3, 2012
Missing you dear friend. Hugs and love, Ruthie & Rick
Posted by Donna Walker on January 3, 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)
Posted by Kathleen Ferrill on January 3, 2012
I keep thinking about Judy and how I miss her ! My thoughts and prayers are with Reed and the girls.
Posted by Nancy Jentzsch on January 3, 2012
Thinking of my brother Reed and nieces today. We all miss Judy so much.
Posted by Joan McInerney on January 3, 2012
Thinking of Judy and her family all day- may she guide us with God's Divine Intervention, to be more like her...
Posted by Carrie Hanna on February 18, 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.
Posted by Ruthie Williams on January 27, 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!
Posted by Megan Beeman on January 24, 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.
Posted by Frank Rizzo on January 21, 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!
Posted by Diana Murphy (Dodson) on January 21, 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!
Posted by Justin Lamb on January 13, 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.
Posted by Don And Anita Dimmick on January 12, 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
Posted by Diane Kawa on January 11, 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.
Posted by Marcilla Tims on January 10, 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
Posted by Anselm Harrison on January 10, 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.
Posted by Lydia Pena on January 9, 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.
Posted by Mary Brewer on January 9, 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.
Posted by Nancy Scott on January 9, 2011
This site is such a lovely tribute to a beautiful life! I'm sending love and prayers for your entire family.
Posted by Maria Sheehan on January 9, 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.
Posted by Kathy Strezishar on January 9, 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.

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