Julia Rita Tafoya of Frederick, died July 13, 2014 at her residence. She was 79. Julia was born on April 19, 1935 in Boulder to Frank Montez and Julia Crespin Montez. She grew up in Lafayette, and she attended Lafayette schools. On September 20, 1958, she married Arthur Tafoya in Lafayette. The Tafoya's moved to Frederick soon after, where they raised their children and spent 55 beautiful years together in their wonderful home. Julia worked for a number of companies through the years. She more importantly provided a wonderful home for her husband, children and grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered for her cooking and the wonderful meals she provided for family and friends, especially over the holidays. She was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Frederick, CO. Surviving are her husband Art of Frederick; daughter Charlene (Tony) Manzanares of Westminster; a son Andrew (Natasha) of Henderson, Colorado; two grandchildren Anthony Manzanares and A.J. Tafoya; a brother Lawrence Montez of Denver and a sister Alice Chavez of Denver. A Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 17, (Please note date correction) followed by a Mass of the Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., both at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Frederick, CO. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Broomfield, CO. Please share your condolences at www.howemortuary.com.