Judith Ann Aitken of Cedaredge died March 28, 2017, after a short illness. She was 68.
She was born in Boulder May 2, 1948, to Robert and Mary (Thompson) Smith. She moved with her family to Cedaredge when she was two years old and graduated from Cedaredge High School in 1966.
On Dec. 19, 1986, she married David Aitken.
She had many careers throughout her life but was best known for her gardening, herbs and quilting.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, David of Cedaredge; daughters, Catherine Weeks of Grand Junction and Deborah (John) Rash of Cedaredge; three grandchildren, Alyssa, Jesse and Isabella; five siblings; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to WOLF Sanctuary, PO Box 1544, Laporte, CO 80535.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.