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JUDY FERRILL

FERRILL, While in Belize on one of her many international adventures, longtime resident of Golden, Colorado, Judy Ferrill departed this life on January 3, 2011, at the age of 64. She was born on March 16, 1946, to Bernard and Lucille Harrison in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated from St. Andrews High School in Pasadena, California. Two weeks after earning her nursing degree from Loretto Heights College in 1968, she married her college sweetheart, Reed Willis Ferrill, Jr. As a nurse she cared for patients in hospitals and nursing homes, the homebound, and fellow parishioners as a church volunteer. After raising four daughters, she embarked on a new career, earning a Masters in Family Counseling at CU Denver. She counseled abused and neglected youth and taught healthy parenting classes at Family Tree Gemini. Judy had an extraordinary talent and passion for nurturing and caring for others that she demonstrated as nurse, therapist, teacher, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. A lifelong devout Catholic and active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Golden, she brought the caring love of Christ to all who were blessed to know her. She was active and adventurous, and offered the most welcoming, warm embrace to all who entered her life. We love her with all our hearts and will miss her beyond words. She is survived by loving husband Reed Willis Ferrill, Jr.; daughters Bonnie Ferrill Roman (Andre), Barbara Ferrill Van Hoy (Jeremy), Jennifer Martin (Christopher, Jr.), and Christine Masters (Kerry); grandchildren Melissa, Katelyn, and Nathan Martin, Olivia Van Hoy, and Taylor Roman; sister M'lu St. George (Mike), and brothers Bernard Harrison, Paul Harrison (Sharyl), Richard Harrison (Karen), and Thomas Harrison (Norma); seven brothersand sisters-in-law; and seventeen nieces and nephews. Recitation of the Rosary, Sunday, 6:00 p.m., followed by an informal wake at 6:30 p.m., with Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, 9:30 a.m., all at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 969 Ulysses St., Golden. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Family Tree Gemini, 3805 Marshall Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Condolences may be left at www.forevermissed.com-judy-ferrill.


Published in Denver Post from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2011
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