OBITUARY

Ralph James Redfern

30 September, 193910 June, 2021

Ralph Redfern, 81, passed away on June 10, 2021 at his home in Aurora, Colorado. He was born to parents John Redfern and Elizabeth McKibbin Redfern on September 30, 1939 in Denver, Colorado. He attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic School through high school then enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country as a Radar Operator. Ralph graduated from Regis College with a bachelor’s degree in Math and Philosophy. He spent his entire career working for Western Electric (later AT&T) Ralph was a devoted and loving father and husband. His life revolved around his wife, kids and grandkids whether it was by attending their sporting events, hiking with them in the mountains or sharing his Catholic faith with them which was very important to him. He enjoyed the symphony and theater and encouraged “Kindness and Grace”. Ralph is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judy McElhinny Redfern; his sister, Marilyn Rotar; his children Nathan Redfern and Rebecca Redfern; his sons-in-law Craig Nelson and Robert White and his grandchildren, Kayla, Meghan, Riley and Davin. He is predeceased by his brothers Dwayne and Robert and his eldest daughter Mary Redfern White. A funeral mass will be held in his honor at St. Michael the Archangel in Aurora, Colorado on Friday June 18, 2021 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ralph's name to The Limb Preservation Foundation or Regis University.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 18 June , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, 18 June , 2021

Memories

Ralph James Redfern

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Joseph McElhnny

17 June 2021

Took long walks together and all he got was a pack of gum. It was always fun but hard to understand in my childhood mind. Just a pack of gum, no candy bar.

Pat Chandler

17 June 2021

We wil miss you Ralph. Kathy and I often look back on that wonderful trip to Ireland back in 1978 that the four of us took.

We will miss you and the the wit you always had.

Pat and Kathy

Jerry White

13 June 2021

Rest in Peace, my friend.

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