Judith Marie Barrett Smith (aka Lady of Avalon) June 28, 1940 — June 30, 2017
Judy rejoined her son Ryan, who preceded her in death. She attained her 77th birthday, which was very important to her.
Judy resided and traveled to many places. She was a vagabond of sorts even though she didn’t drive or own a car. She was born in Portland and married Ron Barrett (deceased) in 1960. She resided in Portland, El Paso, Colorado Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, San Diego, Grand Junction, Fruita and Glenwood Springs. She was also able to spend a year abroad studying the Welsh language and resided with her second husband John for a brief period in Keresley, Coventry, England.
She was a gifted writer, Prince Charles & Diana aficionado, Dallas Cowboy super fan and avid admirer of all castles abroad. Her knowledge of historical events always held us a captive audience.
She leaves behind her daughters Jacky Barrett Gaddis (Ken) of Glenwood Springs and Vicki Barrett Adams (Ritchie) of San Diego, CA. Her son Ryan Edward Barrett lived 28 years before his passing in October of 1992. Judy was the oldest in a family of 7. Her parents were Herman and Marie Yung from Gresham, Oregon. Siblings Karen Ann, Kathleen Joanne (deceased), Theresa Maureen, Patrick Albert, Bernadette Louise and Michael John.
She was also Grandma to Ashley Marie Jensen (Las Vegas, NV), Jeffrey Barrett Jensen (Grand Junction, CO), Cassidy Ryan Gaddis (Scottsdale, AZ), Delaney Lynn Gaddis (Lubbock Texas), Kenneth Easton Gaddis (Glenwood Springs, CO), Claiborne Bernard Adams and Ryan Barrett Adams (San Diego, CA). Great-grandchildren Jeffrey Chase Jensen and Piper Mae Jensen. It was her wish to forego a memorial service, but she continues to remain with us on Mt. Sopris and Haystack Rock in Oregon in concert with Ryan.
PERCHANCE to think…reincarnation,
Ah, gentle dreaming sublimation,
Of days gone past and battles fought;
Of noble deeds, heroics sought.
For one compulsive, wild desire,
I light within the burning fire
And place myself on a plateau
Where seeds of wild delight I sow.
Then picture me in history books,
Encased in cobwebbed library nooks,
Where all my deeds of wanderlust,
Repose…in antiquated dust.
Judy Barrett Smith
June 6, 2006
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