Judith Anne Smith-Masters 68 of Aurora Colorado passed away after a brief battle with cancer surrounded by her family on August 1, 2014. Judi was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on September 27, 1945 to Phyllis and Edward Smith. Judi spent her formative years in Bangor, Maine graduating from John Bapst High School in 1963. Judi had three children Kate, Christine and Sean from a previous marriage before marrying Rex D. Masters October of 1974; together they had one son, Joshua. Judi and her family moved to Colorado in 1976, and she attended Pikes Peak Community College where she studied Commercial Art. Judi was dedicated to raising awareness for Rett syndrome and spent the last decade campaigning for the cause.
Judi is survived by her husband, Rex D. Masters of Aurora, CO, her mother, Phyllis A. Infioriati-Smith of Bangor, ME; sister, Mary Catherine Karam of Stillwater, ME; daughter, Kate Cornell and her husband Rick Cornell of Aurora, CO, daughter, Christine E. Comer, of Aurora, CO; two sons, Sean Comer, of Irvine, CA, Joshua Masters, and his wife Julie Masters of Aurora, CO; six grandchildren - Justin Cornell, Danielle Cornell, Mathew Cornell, Ryan Cornell, Erin Garcia, Caitlyn Masters, two great-grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew, and many close friends. Judi is preceded in death by her father, Lowell Edward Smith of Bangor ME, and her two brothers Michael Smith and Thomas Smith.
Judi will be laid to rest next to her beloved father and brother in Bangor, Maine in late September 2014.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on August 19, 2014 at St. Michael's of the Archangel Catholic Church, located at 19099 Floyd Ave., Aurora, CO; followed by a short reception for family and friends.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Rocky Mountain Rett Association in memory of Judith Anne Masters; www.rmrett.org