Obituary of Judi Stein
Judith Claire Stein (Judi), a devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, partner, and advocate passed away on April 26th at the age of 75.
She was born on March 25th, 1948 in Manhattan, New York to Irving and Charlotte Stein (Liszt). Judi attended school in New York before moving with her family to Denver in the 1950’s, where she graduated from George Washington High School. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder. After graduation, she remained in Denver and raised her two sons, David and Evan.
Judi was a tireless advocate for children and adults with learning,developmental, and physical disabilities, and served as a consultant for families about education and healthcare systems. She demonstrated her extensive knowledge and expertise by working at various organizations including Children’s Hospital, Jewish Family Services, College Living Experience, and Humanex Academy.
Proceeding Judi in death are Irving and Charlotte Stein (her parents), Susan and Jim Loshbaugh (her older sister and brother-in-law), and Evan Michael Stutman (her son). She is survived by her son David Todd Stutman and daughter-in-law Michele Tyson, as well as her three grandchildren Donovan Stutman(17), Connor Stutman(14), and Saige Stutman(12), who cherished her deeply. She was very close with her nephews Jon, Carey, and Chad Loshbaugh who will miss her dearly along with their families- MaryKay, Mo, Baxter, Sawyer, Nicole, Theodore, Alysia, Eva and Henry.
Judi was loved by many friends. So.Many.Friends. In her later years, she filled her calendar with lunch dates and phone calls. Following in her father’s footsteps, she cared for her community of friends in so many ways, and could be found taking older friends to appointments on a weekly basis.
Whether they baked cupcakes and cookies, or enjoyed a trip to Rosie’s diner together; she spent every moment she could get with her grandchildren. Judi would have everyone around her laughing by repeating the same stories over and over again. Her grandchildren never failed to crack a “short” joke, or two, or three every time they saw her.
Later in life, Judi met Greg, whom we all loved and considered part of our family. Together they loved traveling, carriage rides, Starbucks, grandkids sporting events, brunch at Doug’s, sunflowers, the theater, and spending time with their families. They enjoyed an amazing vacation to New York City last week. They spent their last day enjoying coffee and caring for their dog, affectionately named Coffee. Together, their lives ended.
Judi will be remembered as a kind and loving mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, partner, friend, (and meticulous note-taker).
A funeral service for Judith will be held on Thursday, May 4th, 2023 @ 9:45am at Emanuel (Fairmount) Cemetery to honor her life and legacy. Livestream available on Feldman Mortuary's YouTube Channel by clicking here at the time of the service- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7CQNliXtxRvoOGVZvmH-kg She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.