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Julie Hill (Karnes)

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12/03/14 05:40 AM #1    

Dyann Bush (Murphy)

Julie Marie Karnes

Julie Marie Karnes, 53 of Yakima, went to heaven on November 26, 2014. Julie was born in Yakima, on February 13, 1961. Julie graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1979. Julie worked at St. Paul’s School for 34 years. Julie is in heaven now and looking down on her family and the thousands of children she cared so much for through the years. Julie focused on the little things in life; those little things in her life were all the children she so dearly loved at the St. Paul’s school. She was a silent warrior, never ever complaining about her pain, and always willing to share a smile and a hug to those around her. We miss you Julie, we will carry your love in our hearts forever.

She is survived by her husband Ben, and son Christopher, mother Dorothy Hill, father Don (wife Marlene), father in law George Karnes (wife Stephanie), mother in law Rosie Karnes, brother Stewart Hill (wife Georgette), and sister Laura Day (husband Joe), nieces and nephews Leah (husband Andrew), Ryan, Drew (wife Hanna), cousin Glenn (wife Audrey), aunt Patti Ausink, sister in law Kim Karnes, niece Holly, and nephew Ray.

She is also survived by a very, very special group of friends who made this last week one of laughter, tears, and many heart-warming stories that described the true impact Julie had on everyone’s lives: Marilynn, Denise, Linda, Bonnie, Julie.

Julie was preceded in death by her grandma Chris, grandfather Albert Matsch, grandparents Donald and Fern Hill.

A special thank you to Linda Menard and Judy Davis, you were invaluable. Her co-workers at the St. Paul Cathedral School were a very special part of Julie’s life, thank you all for the friendships. The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the many wonderful visitors who came to visit, stayed and sat with Julie every day.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at St. Paul’s Church, Yakima, WA on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 12:30. The family requests in lieu of flowers that all donations may be sent to the wonderful people who gave such wonderful care to Julie at the Cottage in the Meadow, or North Star Lodge.

12/04/14 10:37 AM #2    

Barbara Hebert

Julie always made me laugh! Even though I haven't been in touch with her since high school she left a lasting impression on me all these years. Mostly I remember her smile, her wit and that unique sparkle in her eyes. She used to call me "Heeeb-ner", but she would draw it out in such a unique way that I just had to laugh everytime she said it!  In akward school social situations (like "jock" parties and the like) I could always sidle up to Julie and feel I had a friend, someone I could relate to, a compatriot. She, along with a small batch of other friends at Eisenhower, made my high school experience so much more enjoyable. I imagine the children at St. Pauls' were very fortunate to have her as a mentor and friend.

My sincerest condolences to her family and friends, old and new alike. Although you will be missed Julie, you won't be forgotten.


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