Graveside memorial services for Julie DeBok, 55, of Columbia Falls, Mont., will be held at the Jefferson Cemetery at 11 a.m. Oct. 31, with words of comfort by Pastor Wendy Pittman.
A luncheon and visitation for family and friends will follow at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson.
Julie Ann DeBok was born April 23, 1965, in Nevada to Ron and Loretta (Lori) DeBok, and moved with her family to Jefferson when she was seven years old.
She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1983 and from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1987. After five years living in Denver, she followed her heart to northwest Montana. While there she completed another bachelor’s degree in information technology and combined that with her nursing experience and worked in both fields.
Her last employment was at the Montana State Veterans Home.
She passed away at age 55 at her home in Columbia Falls on Oct. 16 after a short illness.
Julie loved being out in nature, whether hiking in nearby Glacier National Park, camping, cross-country skiing, gardening at her mountain home, or even shoveling all that Montana snow. She was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching baseball and her beloved Chicago Cubs.
She was a dedicated nurse, a loving and thoughtful daughter, granddaughter and sister, a kind and generous friend and the fun aunt, always available to color and play board games, play ball outside or take all the gang of kids sledding at Seven Hills Park.
She is survived by her parents, Ron and Lori DeBok, grandmother Edith Roth, and sister Lisa (Darwin) Tucker, all of Jefferson; sister Michele (Chuck) Herscovici, of Olathe, Kan.; four nieces, one nephew, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by three grandparents.
Services were arranged by the Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home.