July 8, 1957 ~ November 19, 2019

Born in: Jacksonville, Florida
Resided in: Littleton, Colorado

Reid, Fudge passed away peacefully at age 62 on November 19th, 2019 in Highlands Ranch Colorado. He will forever be remembered by all those who met him as a kind-hearted soul that warmed any room he walked into. His journey in this life began in Jacksonville, Florida on July 8th, 1957. Born to two loving parents Linda and Donald Fudge.

Reid is survived by his loving wife and life-long partner of 44 years, Linda Fudge. He is survived by his brother John Fudge; sister Lucia Fudge; mother Linda Smith; daughter Jade Hirvela; son Dylan Fudge; daughter-in-law Vianey Fudge; son-in-law Bo Hirvela; grand-son Tychus Fudge; grand-daughter Kaylee Cortez; niece Savannah Hazen; and nephew Hunter Hazen.

It was while attending college at the University of Florida he met the woman that changed his life forever, Linda Swanson soon to be Fudge. Their relationship quickly blossomed into a beautiful marriage. Following graduation, they both moved to Colorado where Reid’s career fell into the world of information technology. He quickly advanced within the IT field pioneering many novel methods. Reid’s fast career progress can partly be attributed to his hard work ethic and keen intellect although these traits applied to anything Reid put his mind to which expanded far beyond his career.

Reid was a person of faith. He had a passion for politics, horticulture, guitars, guns, golfing, culinary delights, and travel. One passion he held high above the rest was the love for his family. His love for his family and friends was unconditional and obvious in the time he dedicated to them. His wisdom, kindness, patience, and love will always be admired and sorely missed.

Reid Fudge was dearly loved by so many and will be missed beyond measure.

A ceremony will be held Saturday, 11.23.2019 at 3 PM at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church; 1401 East Dry Creek Rd., Littleton, CO, 80122.

Donations may be sent to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Reid’s honor.


Memorial Service: November 23, 2019 3:00 pm

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
1401 E. Dry Creek Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

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  1. I will always treasure the memories of the times spent with Reid at our family gatherings and many holiday celebrations. I have always thought of Reid as a gentle soul. It was always a pleasure to be with Reid because of his very kind and caring nature. Reid will be missed by so many of us but he will forever be in our hearts. May God wrap His arms around Reid’s family as they adjust to their loss. Hugs to Linda & Family!

  2. So Sorry to hear abot Reid. My husband and I were neighbors of Bob and Joan Fudge in FL Sympathy and prayers for the family.

  3. Linda, Dylan, Jade and all the family may God grant you peace and comfort as you face the future without Reid. He was one of the most kind and caring people I have ever known. I am sure his family was waiting to greet him on the other side. He is gone from your sight but will live forever in your hearts. Treasure those precious memories. To his Mom. Sister, and Brother I send my sincerest sympathy for your loss. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to all of you. God Bless.

  4. Oh Reid! You will be so missed. Words cannot express how gentle and kind we have known you to be. We have shared so many wonderful times with you – on trips, at plays, Jade’s wedding, at our homes, hikes, horseback riding, dinners and more. We consider you and Linda our dearest of friends. You carried yourself with grace and you will be in our hearts forever… we are there for your family.

  5. Dear Jade and Family
    May the happy memories of your Dad, husband and Son be with you during this difficult time and forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Elisabeth and Renato Ravazzolo
    (Christina’s parents)

  6. I met Reid 3 years ago. He was a customer. But soon became a friend and colleague. He was so kind and gracious to me. He was smart, a gentleman and a wonderful person. I just learned today of his passing tonight and am saddened and feeling loss.

    Reid, if you can somehow know what I’m saying or thinking, I will miss you and my duck stories won’t be the same without having you to listen. 🙏🏻


    Ralph King
    Knoxville, TN

  7. I knew Reid from my time working at Anthem back in the late 90’s. He was my manager for a short time in IT Security and also worked together in the same dept prior to that. He was very serious about his job, but also had a great sense of humor. He was fun to work with. I’m sure anyone that worked with him felt the same. Wish I would have kept in touch as this was so sad to hear 🙁 RIP Reid Fudge. Your former co-worker and friend, Diana Martellaro


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