Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952 - 2016)

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Mrs. Judith Ortiz Cofer, age 64 of Zebina Road, Louisville, died Friday morning, December 30, 2016 at her residence.

A native of Hormiguerros, Puerto Rico, Judith was a daughter of the late J. M. Ortiz Lugo and Fanny Morot Ortiz. She was a retired Professor of English and creative writing with the University of Georgia. Judith was a prolific literary writer in multiple genres, and received many awards for her writing and teaching. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her loving husband, Charles John Cofer of Louisville; daughter, Tanya Cofer of St. Simons; brother, Rolando Ortiz of West Palm Beach, FL; grandson, Elias John Ruderfer of St. Simons; son in law, Isidor F. Ruderfer of St. Simons; brother in law, Jerry W. Cofer of Louisville; sister in laws, Diane Cofer Barnes and Julie Cofer Sargent of Louisville; nephew, Alexander Ortiz of Washington, DC; cousin, Kenneth Rodriguez of Louisville; many family members in Louisville, Puerto Rico and Augusta.

The Cofer family will receive friends 3:00 to 5:00 PM Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Louisville City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the .

You may sign the family's personal guestbook online at www.taylorfhlouisville.com.

Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Louisville is in charge of arrangements.~~The Augusta Chronicle - December 31, 2016

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Dec. 31, 2016
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