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Our candy Julie Whitehead handed away at residence on Sunday, July 26th, surrounded by the love of her mother and father and sister, as she succumbed to kidney failure. Julie had the center of a warrior, which allowed her to overcome the myriad medical battles she fought after being identified with juvenile diabetes at a younger age. We’re eternally grateful to the grieving household of a younger boy who made it attainable for Julie to spend 20 extra years with us by means of the present of organ donation.
Julie’s infectious snicker, sharp wit and tender coronary heart have been a potent mixture that lightened hearts and lifted spirits each time she was round. She by no means wished to dwell on her personal challenges, at all times preferring to concentrate on others. She was an intensely loyal pal whose best pleasure was discovered within the society of others, ideally over lunch adopted by an hours lengthy gabfest.
After profitable a bridge constructing contest at Alta Excessive College, she briefly thought of a profession in engineering, however as a substitute selected to comply with her ardour for connecting with individuals, and graduated from the College of Utah with a communications diploma. She loved a quick profession in public relations earlier than the lack of her sight and early stage coronary heart failure made it not possible for her to proceed. Nonetheless, she discovered methods to interact her abilities by studying to make use of software program for the visually impaired, which allowed her to donate public relations companies for native non-profits.
Julie cherished journey, finding out overseas at Cambridge, working in Boston over one summer season, and touring to Europe and different areas of the world quite a few occasions. She was a gifted and sleek dancer, and we rejoice to know she will be able to as soon as once more categorical herself on this method. A vibrant mild has gone out of our lives, but we’re comforted to know she is encircled within the loving arms of her siblings.
She is survived by her mother and father, Robert and Camille Whitehead, and sister Kathy Whitehead, in addition to quite a few aunts, uncles and cousins whom she cherished dearly. Welcoming her into their arms are her siblings Kaylene, Wendy and Scott Whitehead.
Funeral companies have been held in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Interment within the Springville Evergreen Cemetery
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