October 16, 1948 - May 3, 2014
Our beloved Julie (Gram) went to be with her Savior early Saturday morning, May 3, 2014. Julie changed the world on October 16, 1948 when she was born to MargaretJo Winborn (deceased) and Walter Luke Winborn (deceased) in Dallas. After graduating North Dallas High School in 1967, Julie remained friends with school mates throughout her entire life. She briefly attended East Texas State University where she played on the tennis team. She then married and began to start her family.
Following the death of her sister, Sandra Winborn Chabot, Julie realized her true calling, hospice. She then moved to San Antonio and worked to earn her RN from San Antonio College. While in San Antonio, she worked specializing in pediatric hospice. She served on many levels of the hospice community throughout Dallas, Texas and the entire United States in the ensuing years.
Julie loved her work, if she ever called what she did for others “work.” Comforting her patients as well as those around her was her lifelong passion, her gift. It kept her motivated when fighting her own battle with cancer. Julie never failed to lend her hand to a person in need. Her kind heart has touched many and will be missed.
Julie is survived by her daughter, Jerianne Elms and husband Jason Elms. Her son, Jeff Wallace and wife, Christi Wallace. Three grandchildren; Jacquelyn Maitland, 22, Christopher Mathis, 19 and Jeffrey Mathis, 17, kindred spirit, Mary Coleman and extended family and friends.
Julie took life as it came at her. She never missed an opportunity to live, and to live fully. She spent the majority of her free time with her family and friends exploring the outdoors, attending musicals, reading on the beach, or just sitting around a table exchanging stories. Julie loved teaching and she loved learning about all different subjects. She made friends with everyone she came in contact with. Her heart and her arms were always open to welcome and embrace new relationships. She touched many lives and she will be greatly missed by all who had the opportunity to know her.
A memorial service will be held for Julie at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at Promise United Church of Christ. 2527 W. Colorado Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75211
In lieu of flowers, Julie requested that donations be made to VITAS Hospice at www.vitas.com or the hospice of your choice in your community.Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008
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