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Judy Rae Tilghman

Judy Rae Tilghman, 72, of Tabernash Colorado passed away Friday January 18th, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.

Judy was born in Sterling Colorado on April 19, 1946. She grew up in Peetz Colorado and graduated from the Peetz High School in 1964 She then went on to attend beauty school and earned a degree as a beautician going onto to practice cosmetology for many years. In 1967 Judy Sperry married Glenn Tilghman of Sidney Nebraska. In 1970 Judy, Glenn and their new son Glennie moved from Sidney to Winter Park Colorado. After several years at home with their son Glennie and younger son Will, Judy joined her husband Glenn working at the YMCA of the Rockies. Here she had a distinguished career in management for over 35 years. Judy and Glenn then built a home in the area to retire to and be close to their two beloved grandchildren, Heath and Scarlett Tilghman.

Judy will be most remembered for her smile, laugh, green thumb and her generous heart. She was an always loving sibling, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all.
Judy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Glenn D. Tilghman, her sons Glenn S. Tilghman 48 and Will Tilghman 47, her daughter-in-law Athena Tilghman, her grandchildren Heath 12 and Scarlett 10 and her remaining siblings Betty Erickson, Bernice Beam, Roy Sperry, Everett Sperry, Keith Sperry, Kathy Collins, Jim Sperry and Donnie Sperry. Judy was preceded in death by her parents Arnold and Mary Sperry and siblings Larry Sperry, Jessie Sperry, Pauline Cronk, Archie Sperry and Elmer Sperry.

There will be a private graveside service in Sydney Nebraska on Friday January 25th and a public memorial at the Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash Colorado on Saturday February 2nd at 1:00pm, reception to follow memorial at the YMCA of the Rockies Snow Mountain Ranch.


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Oh dear Judy, thank you for always believe in me, your kindly heart and all of the laughs that we had will be in my memory, always. Rest In Peace.

Jay lios Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM

One of the Best! My prayers surround Glenn, Glenny, Will, Athena, her grandchildren. Pure dedication to excellence! But most to her family...that is her legacy! Chap

Chap - Phil Dicks Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Glenn Glennie Will Athena Heath and Scarlet Judy was a beautiful kind loving thoughtful person she will be missed but will never be forgotten God Bless you 

Geneva Conn and family Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

Ow sweet lady now dancing in Heaven!
Will try to make the service

Sara Kleiber

Sara Kleiber Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM