Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery

10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ


Judy Lynne Rutt Fetter

9 April, 194123 January, 2020

Judy Lynne Rutt Fetter, 78, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2020. She leaves behind family and friends who loved her dearly.

Judith “Judy” Lynne Fetter, known by her students as Judy Rutt, passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Judy was born on April 9th, 1941, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Albert and Nancy Fetter. She graduated from Ohio University, with a degree in Elementary Education. Judy moved to Colorado where she began her career as a Physical Education Teacher. During that time, she received her Masters Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Judy retired from Hutchinson Elementary after a 30 year teaching career. She was loved by her students and instilled the importance of physical fitness, sportsmanship and teamwork.

Judy loved being active as well. During her free time, you could find her on the tennis courts, skiing the slopes, cycling or spending time with her friends she cherished so much! She was an avid sports fan and loved to cheer on the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. She was very active in several organizations including her ADK Sorority, Lakewood Tennis Club and the SkiMeisters. Her volunteer activities included the PTA at her children's school, score keeping for the high school basketball games and seating patrons at the Arvada Center for the Arts.

Judy had a smile that could light up a room. Her positive outlook, amazing attitude and bubbly personality made her a joy to be around. Judy was a devoted mother, a friend to all, exceptionally loved and will be dearly missed.

Judy is survived by her brother, Thomas Fetter of Kiawah Island, SC. Her son, Jeffrey Rutt of Buckeye, AZ., her daughter, Marne Brown of Chandler, AZ. and her three grandchildren, Cody, Ryan and Emily Brown of Chandler, AZ.

She is also survived by her sister in law, Janet Fetter, daughter in law, April Williams-Rutt along with her children, Hailey, Alyssa and Colin, her niece, Amanda Blue along with her husband, Matt and their two children, Zachary and Graham, her nephew Timothy Fetter, along with his wife Danielle and their three children, Gabrielle, James and Allie and her nephew Peter Fetter, along with his wife Norine and their two children, Maeve and Liam.

Judy is preceded in death by her mother and father, Nancy and Albert Fetter.

The celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 7th at 10:00 at Olinger Crown Hill’s Chapel of Peace, 7777 W. 29th Avenue in Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. The family will be having a visitation starting at 9:30am. The service will be followed by a reception at the Olinger Crown Hill’s Heritage Hall Reception Center (Same address) from 11:00-1:00.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Judy’s name to the Alzheimer's Association at ALZ.ORG or, Hospice of the Valley at HOV.ORG.


7 March

Memorial Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

7777 West 29th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

7 March


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

7777 West 29th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


Judy Lynne Rutt Fetter

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Jeanie Maurer

4 February 2020

I taught with Judy at Hutchinson elementary from 1981 through 89. I just loved being around her! She was always positive, smiling, fun and uplifting! She loved life and often had something adventurous planned for the weekend with her daughter. I remember all the kind words and comforting advice she gave to me as a young teacher. It was an honor to be her friend.

Bernadette (Bernie) Haggerty

3 February 2020

How can I not say something nice about Judy. I coached Marne in gymnastics in Colorado and always felt gratitude and support from Judy. She knew the challenges that came with working with kids. Her smile was the best. Her love of family was apparent. RIP dear Judy.❤️