Julie was born in Bishop in 1956 to Clifford Allen and Shirley (nee Mackie) Jones. She graduated from Bishop Union High School in 1975 and attended UC Santa Barbara and later, California State University Fullerton. Throughout her youth, Julie was active with the Bishop Swim Team, as an athlete and a coach. Julie lived in southern California for 20 years working as a preschool teacher before returning to Bishop to live with her parents in 1995. She was a long time employee of the Bishop Unified School District in the health office at the elementary and middle schools. Julie was a Master Gardener and took pride in her annual vegetable entries to the Tri County Fair. Over the last 15 years, Julie’s primary role was as caretaker to her parents in their final years.
Julie was predeceased by her parents, sisters Leslie and Amy, and brother Allen. She is survived by her brother Jonathan and wife Kim, also of Bishop; nine nephews and nieces; and seven great nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or the Eastern Sierra Land Trust.