Julie Holliday | Obituary | Record Eagle

April 20, 1957 – –
March 21, 2021

Julie Marie Holliday of Fife Lake passed away at Munson Medical Center on March 21, 2021 after a courageous battle with lymphoma.
She was born on April 20, 1957 in Traverse City to Harold and Harriet Smith. After graduating from Traverse City Central High School, Julie worked in quality control for United Tech Industries, Lear Corporation, and most recently Kennemetal.
Her tireless work ethic defied her 30-year battle with Wegener’s granulomatosis, a rare autoimmune disease, and her recent battle with lymphoma.
In addition to her beloved husband, Tim, Julie enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether she was looking for mushrooms in the spring or tending her sprawling gardens. It was hard to leave Julie and Tim’s house without a bag of fresh vegetables from their gardens and a carton of fresh eggs from their ducks and chickens.
Julie was also an avid baker, always offering a range of cookies and other goodies for all occasions. happy recipients feel part of their families. Her other talents included many handicrafts, particularly macrame and flower arrangements, which she regularly sold at the Fife Lake Farmer’s Market.
Most of the time, Julie will be remembered for her incredibly kind heart, generosity, and deep love for family and friends. No matter how difficult her own circumstances might be, she was always more concerned about others and never thought about her own problems.
Together with Tim, Julie is survived by her son Kyle Allen; Surrogate son Chad (Amber) Johnson; her brother Keith (Lori) Smith; her nieces Aubrey (Matt) Poremba and Allida (Jeremy) Clark; and sisters-in-law, Jeffrey, Laura, and Kathy Holliday, and Alfred, Robert, and Susan Miller. Her daughter Lorraine had died before her; and her parents, Harold and Harriet Smith.
Julie “Jules” will be missed dearly by her husband and family, as well as anyone who has had the opportunity to know her.
The family will be welcomed on Saturday, April 3, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Beacon Cremation and Funeral Service at Covell-Kingsley Chapel. Memorial services will be private.
Commemorative donations can be made for lymphoma research and Wegener’s granulomatosis research.
Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Covell – Kingsley Chapel, is responsible for the organization. Please visit www.beaconfh.com.

Published on March 27, 2021

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