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Judith Kay Romero

September 14, 1950 — March 24, 2023

Kremmling, Colorado


Judith Kay Romero passed away at the age of 72 on March 24, 2023. Judy was a lifelong resident of Kremmling, CO where she raised and loved her large family. Judy was born in Steamboat Springs on September 14, 1950 and was raised in Kremmling by her parents John and Ruth Murphy along-side her four siblings Linda, Mike, Dan, and Susie. She attended West Grand High School, and in 1968 Judy started her family with the birth of her daughter Marcia Romero. In the years that followed she gave birth to her sons Ken Romero, Tim Romero, and Paul Romero. In 1984 Judy became a grandmother and during the next 38 years she welcomed 6 grandkids and 9 great-grandkids. In 1993 Judy met the love of her life, Scott Hitchcock. Her family was her life and she fiercely loved each member with her whole heart.


Judy held several jobs through the years, but the one profession she enjoyed the most was the many years she spent working at Middle Park Meat Company, where she met her husband Scott. When she wasn’t providing for her family, Judy could be found enjoying the mountains she called home. She was an avid hunter and loved everything about the outdoors. She loved to collect rocks and arrowheads, hunt, trap, fish, and was very skilled at taxidermy. She had a genuine love of nature and photographed it whenever she had a chance. Judy was known for her incredible green thumb and delicious canned goods she made every season along with the spoils of her yearly hunting adventures. She loved having family around, and everyone remembers how she went all out to make those times special and memorable.


Judy is preceded in death by her parents Ruth and John Murphy, father in law Mike Romero, mother in law Virginia Romero, and sister in law Carol McKay. She is survived by husband Scott Hitchcock, son Ken Romero, son Tim (Corina) Romero, son Paul (Michelle) Romero of Kremmling, CO, Daughter Marcia (Steve) Svensson of Delta, CO, brother Dan (Deb) Murphy of Kremmling, CO, sister Susie Murphy-Chavez of Laramie, WY, brother Mike (Tammy) Murphy of Rifle, CO, sister Linda Taylor (Roger) of Eagle Creek, OR, grandchildren Chris (Misty) Overholt, Brittany Overholt (Kalib Block), April Overholt (Sherman Pritt), Natalie Svensson, Wes Romero, Michael Romero, and great grandchildren Zade Overholt, Tylinn Overholt, Jayden Overholt, Luana Overholt, Bradley Holland, Xavier Overholt, Avery Elle Svensson, Landon Romero, Violet Romero, and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 15th at 1pm at the West Grand Middle School in Kremmling, CO 715 Kinsey Ave. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Children’s Hospital of Denver.

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

West Grand Middle School

715 Kinsey Ave, Kremmling, CO 80459

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