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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 12-6-10

Kittie Sue Udd, 68, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away November 10, 2010 after a lengthy bout with cancer.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 28, 1942, to Tim Owens and Dolona Dunn. Her parents divorced while Kittie was very young and the most influential person in her early childhood development was her beloved grandmother, Jennie Dunn, who taught her how to live her life with grace and dignity. Kittie was educated in Catholic schools in Oxnard, Calif., where she developed a life long friendship with Karen Bither who was at her side at the end of her life.

At the age of 16, Kittie was a shy retiring young lady when her uncle insisted she join a junior bowling league to develop some social contacts. There she met Richard who was instantly smitten by her grace and beauty. They were married October 18, 1959.

Even as a young couple, Kittie and Richard realized that their shared vision of home, family, and dreams of worldly experiences required an education. Kittie supported the couple as a waitress and bank teller while Richard pursued a degree in engineering. After graduation, the couple settled in Santa Barbara, Calif., where Kittie took on the many pleasures of raising three daughters; Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda. She involved herself in PTA and school playground duties, and became the drill sergeant of the baton twirling Udd girls. Kittie made all the costumes for her daughters’ performances, a skill she later used to professionally make costumes for the Santa Barbara ballet. She placed a high value on education and inspired her three daughters to pursue professional careers – Teresa and Amanda are nurses and Pam a wildlife biologist. Once the girls were raised, she focused on her own professional career as an insurance agent during which time she served as a volunteer consultant on health insurance for senior citizens.

Kittie was well read; her personal library numbers over 500 books. While her interests were wide ranging, she is particularly interested in European and African history and culture. Her first European trip was to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany with subsequent trips to France, England and Ireland. Italy became an instant favorite; she learned the language and returned many times. Subsequent travel took her to more exotic places; Nepal, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, the Czech Republic and to the continent that captured her heart – Africa. Two extended trips were made to Africa which included a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti and a canoe trip down the Zambezi River. Kittie’s adventurous and respectful spirit earned her friends all across the world.

Kittie’s family has always been paramount. She was very involved in the development of her grandchildren – Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were usually at Nana’s house. She took each of her two granddaughters to Paris at the age of twelve to broaden their sense of the world. Family vacations were significant events that involved the grandkids; at first camping trips and later houseboating on Lake Powell. Kids always brought friends and often entire families. It wasn’t unusual for Kittie to be mothering 20 people. When Pamela took up backpacking, Kittie was game to try that too and made two significant trips in the high Sierra backcountry.

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Kittie and Richard moved to Cedaredge, Colo., Richard’s home town, after retirement where they built her dream home and she refined her golf game. She immediately became the adopted mother to two miniature donkeys that warmed her heart. She was a seamstress by necessity when her girls wore twirling uniforms but took up sewing and knitting as a hobby in retirement. Kittie became the go to person when the ladies in her knitting circle, the “Knitwits”, needed help.

She is survived by Richard, her husband of 51 years, and their daughters Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda and six grandchildren.

Memorial services were held November 26, 2010 at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge, Colo.

Kittie Sue Udd, 68, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away November 10, 2010 after a lengthy bout with cancer.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 28, 1942, to Tim Owens and Dolona Dunn. Her parents divorced while Kittie was very young and the most influential person in her early childhood development was her beloved grandmother, Jennie Dunn, who taught her how to live her life with grace and dignity. Kittie was educated in Catholic schools in Oxnard, Calif., where she developed a life long friendship with Karen Bither who was at her side at the end of her life.

At the age of 16, Kittie was a shy retiring young lady when her uncle insisted she join a junior bowling league to develop some social contacts. There she met Richard who was instantly smitten by her grace and beauty. They were married October 18, 1959.

Even as a young couple, Kittie and Richard realized that their shared vision of home, family, and dreams of worldly experiences required an education. Kittie supported the couple as a waitress and bank teller while Richard pursued a degree in engineering. After graduation, the couple settled in Santa Barbara, Calif., where Kittie took on the many pleasures of raising three daughters; Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda. She involved herself in PTA and school playground duties, and became the drill sergeant of the baton twirling Udd girls. Kittie made all the costumes for her daughters’ performances, a skill she later used to professionally make costumes for the Santa Barbara ballet. She placed a high value on education and inspired her three daughters to pursue professional careers – Teresa and Amanda are nurses and Pam a wildlife biologist. Once the girls were raised, she focused on her own professional career as an insurance agent during which time she served as a volunteer consultant on health insurance for senior citizens.

Kittie was well read; her personal library numbers over 500 books. While her interests were wide ranging, she is particularly interested in European and African history and culture. Her first European trip was to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany with subsequent trips to France, England and Ireland. Italy became an instant favorite; she learned the language and returned many times. Subsequent travel took her to more exotic places; Nepal, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, the Czech Republic and to the continent that captured her heart – Africa. Two extended trips were made to Africa which included a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti and a canoe trip down the Zambezi River. Kittie’s adventurous and respectful spirit earned her friends all across the world.

Kittie’s family has always been paramount. She was very involved in the development of her grandchildren – Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were usually at Nana’s house. She took each of her two granddaughters to Paris at the age of twelve to broaden their sense of the world. Family vacations were significant events that involved the grandkids; at first camping trips and later houseboating on Lake Powell. Kids always brought friends and often entire families. It wasn’t unusual for Kittie to be mothering 20 people. When Pamela took up backpacking, Kittie was game to try that too and made two significant trips in the high Sierra backcountry.

Kittie and Richard moved to Cedaredge, Colo., Richard’s home town, after retirement where they built her dream home and she refined her golf game. She immediately became the adopted mother to two miniature donkeys that warmed her heart. She was a seamstress by necessity when her girls wore twirling uniforms but took up sewing and knitting as a hobby in retirement. Kittie became the go to person when the ladies in her knitting circle, the “Knitwits”, needed help.

She is survived by Richard, her husband of 51 years, and their daughters Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda and six grandchildren.

Memorial services were held November 26, 2010 at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge, Colo.

Kittie Sue Udd, 68, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away November 10, 2010 after a lengthy bout with cancer.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 28, 1942, to Tim Owens and Dolona Dunn. Her parents divorced while Kittie was very young and the most influential person in her early childhood development was her beloved grandmother, Jennie Dunn, who taught her how to live her life with grace and dignity. Kittie was educated in Catholic schools in Oxnard, Calif., where she developed a life long friendship with Karen Bither who was at her side at the end of her life.

At the age of 16, Kittie was a shy retiring young lady when her uncle insisted she join a junior bowling league to develop some social contacts. There she met Richard who was instantly smitten by her grace and beauty. They were married October 18, 1959.

Even as a young couple, Kittie and Richard realized that their shared vision of home, family, and dreams of worldly experiences required an education. Kittie supported the couple as a waitress and bank teller while Richard pursued a degree in engineering. After graduation, the couple settled in Santa Barbara, Calif., where Kittie took on the many pleasures of raising three daughters; Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda. She involved herself in PTA and school playground duties, and became the drill sergeant of the baton twirling Udd girls. Kittie made all the costumes for her daughters’ performances, a skill she later used to professionally make costumes for the Santa Barbara ballet. She placed a high value on education and inspired her three daughters to pursue professional careers – Teresa and Amanda are nurses and Pam a wildlife biologist. Once the girls were raised, she focused on her own professional career as an insurance agent during which time she served as a volunteer consultant on health insurance for senior citizens.

Kittie was well read; her personal library numbers over 500 books. While her interests were wide ranging, she is particularly interested in European and African history and culture. Her first European trip was to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany with subsequent trips to France, England and Ireland. Italy became an instant favorite; she learned the language and returned many times. Subsequent travel took her to more exotic places; Nepal, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, the Czech Republic and to the continent that captured her heart – Africa. Two extended trips were made to Africa which included a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti and a canoe trip down the Zambezi River. Kittie’s adventurous and respectful spirit earned her friends all across the world.

Kittie’s family has always been paramount. She was very involved in the development of her grandchildren – Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were usually at Nana’s house. She took each of her two granddaughters to Paris at the age of twelve to broaden their sense of the world. Family vacations were significant events that involved the grandkids; at first camping trips and later houseboating on Lake Powell. Kids always brought friends and often entire families. It wasn’t unusual for Kittie to be mothering 20 people. When Pamela took up backpacking, Kittie was game to try that too and made two significant trips in the high Sierra backcountry.

Kittie and Richard moved to Cedaredge, Colo., Richard’s home town, after retirement where they built her dream home and she refined her golf game. She immediately became the adopted mother to two miniature donkeys that warmed her heart. She was a seamstress by necessity when her girls wore twirling uniforms but took up sewing and knitting as a hobby in retirement. Kittie became the go to person when the ladies in her knitting circle, the “Knitwits”, needed help.

She is survived by Richard, her husband of 51 years, and their daughters Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda and six grandchildren.

Memorial services were held November 26, 2010 at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge, Colo.

Kittie Sue Udd, 68, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away November 10, 2010 after a lengthy bout with cancer.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 28, 1942, to Tim Owens and Dolona Dunn. Her parents divorced while Kittie was very young and the most influential person in her early childhood development was her beloved grandmother, Jennie Dunn, who taught her how to live her life with grace and dignity. Kittie was educated in Catholic schools in Oxnard, Calif., where she developed a life long friendship with Karen Bither who was at her side at the end of her life.

At the age of 16, Kittie was a shy retiring young lady when her uncle insisted she join a junior bowling league to develop some social contacts. There she met Richard who was instantly smitten by her grace and beauty. They were married October 18, 1959.

Even as a young couple, Kittie and Richard realized that their shared vision of home, family, and dreams of worldly experiences required an education. Kittie supported the couple as a waitress and bank teller while Richard pursued a degree in engineering. After graduation, the couple settled in Santa Barbara, Calif., where Kittie took on the many pleasures of raising three daughters; Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda. She involved herself in PTA and school playground duties, and became the drill sergeant of the baton twirling Udd girls. Kittie made all the costumes for her daughters’ performances, a skill she later used to professionally make costumes for the Santa Barbara ballet. She placed a high value on education and inspired her three daughters to pursue professional careers – Teresa and Amanda are nurses and Pam a wildlife biologist. Once the girls were raised, she focused on her own professional career as an insurance agent during which time she served as a volunteer consultant on health insurance for senior citizens.

Kittie was well read; her personal library numbers over 500 books. While her interests were wide ranging, she is particularly interested in European and African history and culture. Her first European trip was to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany with subsequent trips to France, England and Ireland. Italy became an instant favorite; she learned the language and returned many times. Subsequent travel took her to more exotic places; Nepal, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, the Czech Republic and to the continent that captured her heart – Africa. Two extended trips were made to Africa which included a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti and a canoe trip down the Zambezi River. Kittie’s adventurous and respectful spirit earned her friends all across the world.

Kittie’s family has always been paramount. She was very involved in the development of her grandchildren – Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were usually at Nana’s house. She took each of her two granddaughters to Paris at the age of twelve to broaden their sense of the world. Family vacations were significant events that involved the grandkids; at first camping trips and later houseboating on Lake Powell. Kids always brought friends and often entire families. It wasn’t unusual for Kittie to be mothering 20 people. When Pamela took up backpacking, Kittie was game to try that too and made two significant trips in the high Sierra backcountry.

Kittie and Richard moved to Cedaredge, Colo., Richard’s home town, after retirement where they built her dream home and she refined her golf game. She immediately became the adopted mother to two miniature donkeys that warmed her heart. She was a seamstress by necessity when her girls wore twirling uniforms but took up sewing and knitting as a hobby in retirement. Kittie became the go to person when the ladies in her knitting circle, the “Knitwits”, needed help.

She is survived by Richard, her husband of 51 years, and their daughters Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda and six grandchildren.

Memorial services were held November 26, 2010 at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge, Colo.

Kittie Sue Udd, 68, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away November 10, 2010 after a lengthy bout with cancer.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 28, 1942, to Tim Owens and Dolona Dunn. Her parents divorced while Kittie was very young and the most influential person in her early childhood development was her beloved grandmother, Jennie Dunn, who taught her how to live her life with grace and dignity. Kittie was educated in Catholic schools in Oxnard, Calif., where she developed a life long friendship with Karen Bither who was at her side at the end of her life.

At the age of 16, Kittie was a shy retiring young lady when her uncle insisted she join a junior bowling league to develop some social contacts. There she met Richard who was instantly smitten by her grace and beauty. They were married October 18, 1959.

Even as a young couple, Kittie and Richard realized that their shared vision of home, family, and dreams of worldly experiences required an education. Kittie supported the couple as a waitress and bank teller while Richard pursued a degree in engineering. After graduation, the couple settled in Santa Barbara, Calif., where Kittie took on the many pleasures of raising three daughters; Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda. She involved herself in PTA and school playground duties, and became the drill sergeant of the baton twirling Udd girls. Kittie made all the costumes for her daughters’ performances, a skill she later used to professionally make costumes for the Santa Barbara ballet. She placed a high value on education and inspired her three daughters to pursue professional careers – Teresa and Amanda are nurses and Pam a wildlife biologist. Once the girls were raised, she focused on her own professional career as an insurance agent during which time she served as a volunteer consultant on health insurance for senior citizens.

Kittie was well read; her personal library numbers over 500 books. While her interests were wide ranging, she is particularly interested in European and African history and culture. Her first European trip was to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany with subsequent trips to France, England and Ireland. Italy became an instant favorite; she learned the language and returned many times. Subsequent travel took her to more exotic places; Nepal, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, the Czech Republic and to the continent that captured her heart – Africa. Two extended trips were made to Africa which included a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti and a canoe trip down the Zambezi River. Kittie’s adventurous and respectful spirit earned her friends all across the world.

Kittie’s family has always been paramount. She was very involved in the development of her grandchildren – Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were usually at Nana’s house. She took each of her two granddaughters to Paris at the age of twelve to broaden their sense of the world. Family vacations were significant events that involved the grandkids; at first camping trips and later houseboating on Lake Powell. Kids always brought friends and often entire families. It wasn’t unusual for Kittie to be mothering 20 people. When Pamela took up backpacking, Kittie was game to try that too and made two significant trips in the high Sierra backcountry.

Kittie and Richard moved to Cedaredge, Colo., Richard’s home town, after retirement where they built her dream home and she refined her golf game. She immediately became the adopted mother to two miniature donkeys that warmed her heart. She was a seamstress by necessity when her girls wore twirling uniforms but took up sewing and knitting as a hobby in retirement. Kittie became the go to person when the ladies in her knitting circle, the “Knitwits”, needed help.

She is survived by Richard, her husband of 51 years, and their daughters Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda and six grandchildren.

Memorial services were held November 26, 2010 at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge, Colo.

Kittie Sue Udd, 68, of Cedaredge, Colo., passed away November 10, 2010 after a lengthy bout with cancer.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on August 28, 1942, to Tim Owens and Dolona Dunn. Her parents divorced while Kittie was very young and the most influential person in her early childhood development was her beloved grandmother, Jennie Dunn, who taught her how to live her life with grace and dignity. Kittie was educated in Catholic schools in Oxnard, Calif., where she developed a life long friendship with Karen Bither who was at her side at the end of her life.

At the age of 16, Kittie was a shy retiring young lady when her uncle insisted she join a junior bowling league to develop some social contacts. There she met Richard who was instantly smitten by her grace and beauty. They were married October 18, 1959.

Even as a young couple, Kittie and Richard realized that their shared vision of home, family, and dreams of worldly experiences required an education. Kittie supported the couple as a waitress and bank teller while Richard pursued a degree in engineering. After graduation, the couple settled in Santa Barbara, Calif., where Kittie took on the many pleasures of raising three daughters; Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda. She involved herself in PTA and school playground duties, and became the drill sergeant of the baton twirling Udd girls. Kittie made all the costumes for her daughters’ performances, a skill she later used to professionally make costumes for the Santa Barbara ballet. She placed a high value on education and inspired her three daughters to pursue professional careers – Teresa and Amanda are nurses and Pam a wildlife biologist. Once the girls were raised, she focused on her own professional career as an insurance agent during which time she served as a volunteer consultant on health insurance for senior citizens.

Kittie was well read; her personal library numbers over 500 books. While her interests were wide ranging, she is particularly interested in European and African history and culture. Her first European trip was to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany with subsequent trips to France, England and Ireland. Italy became an instant favorite; she learned the language and returned many times. Subsequent travel took her to more exotic places; Nepal, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, the Czech Republic and to the continent that captured her heart – Africa. Two extended trips were made to Africa which included a hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti and a canoe trip down the Zambezi River. Kittie’s adventurous and respectful spirit earned her friends all across the world.

Kittie’s family has always been paramount. She was very involved in the development of her grandchildren – Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were usually at Nana’s house. She took each of her two granddaughters to Paris at the age of twelve to broaden their sense of the world. Family vacations were significant events that involved the grandkids; at first camping trips and later houseboating on Lake Powell. Kids always brought friends and often entire families. It wasn’t unusual for Kittie to be mothering 20 people. When Pamela took up backpacking, Kittie was game to try that too and made two significant trips in the high Sierra backcountry.

Kittie and Richard moved to Cedaredge, Colo., Richard’s home town, after retirement where they built her dream home and she refined her golf game. She immediately became the adopted mother to two miniature donkeys that warmed her heart. She was a seamstress by necessity when her girls wore twirling uniforms but took up sewing and knitting as a hobby in retirement. Kittie became the go to person when the ladies in her knitting circle, the “Knitwits”, needed help.

She is survived by Richard, her husband of 51 years, and their daughters Teresa, Pamela, and Amanda and six grandchildren.

Memorial services were held November 26, 2010 at the Stolte Shed in Cedaredge, Colo.