Our thanks to Loretta Collins Klobah for bringing the sad news to our attention.
Judith Ortiz Cofer (February 24, 1952-December 30, 2016) has passed away at the age of 64.
An announcement from the Taylor Funeral Home in Louisville, Georgia:
Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville announced the death and service of Mrs. Judith Ortiz Cofer, age 64 of Zebina Road, Louisville, who died Friday morning, December 30, 2016 at her residence.
A native of Hormiguerros, Puerto Rico, Judith was a daughter of the late J. M. Ortiz Lugo and Fanny Morot Ortiz. She was a retired Professor of English and creative writing with the University of Georgia. Judith was a prolific literary writer in multiple genres, and received many awards for her writing and teaching. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Judith was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her loving husband, Charles John Cofer of Louisville; daughter, Tanya Cofer of St. Simons; brother, Rolando Ortiz of West Palm Beach, FL; grandson, Elias John Ruderfer of St. Simons; son in law, Isidor F. Ruderfer of St. Simons; brother in law, Jerry W. Cofer of Louisville; sister in laws, Diane Cofer Barnes and Julie Cofer Sargent of Louisville; nephew, Alexander Ortiz of Washington, DC; cousin, Kenneth Rodriguez of Louisville; many family members in Louisville, Puerto Rico and Augusta.
The Cofer family will receive friends 3:00 to 5:00 PM Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Louisville City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ortiz Cofer died of liver cancer.