Julia “Judy” Meredith Litz, “The Sunflower from the Sunflower State”, 87, died November 1, 2020, at her home in Salida, Colorado with daughters Kay and Trisha at her side.

Julia was born in Eureka, Kansas December 1, 1932 to Adelia and Creet Meredith. She grew up in Eureka and graduated from Eureka High School in 1950. Julia worked mostly in the oil and gas industry in Kan sas, Oklahoma and Wyoming, and for the District Attorney when living in Summit County, CO. She met and married her husband of 48 years,

She met and married her husband of 48 years, Paul K. Litz, while in Casper, WY. The couple had three daughters: Susan (Lindsay) Boyd, of Wood Dale, IL, Kay, and Patricia “Trisha” - both of Salida, CO. Paul’s work took the family to Libya, Colombia, and Northglenn, CO. Upon retirement, Julia and Paul moved to their cabin in Summit County, CO. In 2001 they moved to Salida. In Salida Julia was active in many organizations including the Methodist Church choir, Notables choral group, Salida Steamplant Event Center, Salida Aspen Concerts, Salida PEO organization, and played roles in a number of productions of the Stage Left Theatre Company.

She very much enjoyed the beauty of the mountains, and visiting with friends. Julia was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings Marion Whiles, Dorothy Roberson, Roger Meredith, and Dale Meredith. She is survived by her daughters, and sisters Nancy Stuber and Teresa Kosel, and sister-in-law Neva Meredith and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Julia’s life will be scheduled at a

A celebration of Julia’s life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the organizations Julia was involved in, Ark Valley Helping Hands, Ark-Valley Humane Society, or the Heart of Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation (hospice), would be greatly appreciated.

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