July 15, 1952 - June 5, 2015
Julie Ann Haberman (1952-2015)
Julie Ann Haberman, 62, passed away in Dallas, TX on June 5, 2015. She was born on July 15, 1952 in Geneva, Nebraska to John and Opal Haberman. She spent most of her youth in Fairbury, Nebraska, where she graduated from high school and attended community college. In 1976, Julie moved to Corpus Christi, TX, where she trained to be a nurse. Afterward, she moved to Dallas, TX, to work as an RN at St. Paul’s Hospital. Julie spent her career in the healthcare field, both as an RN and in management positions with various healthcare companies. Co-workers, physicians and patients regularly spoke of her excellence as a nurse. Her intelligence and creativity were also shown in her inventions, including MenuMate®, one of the first illuminated optical readers for restaurant goers.
Julie’s unique and lovable spirit touched many people – family, friends and co-workers. She had the ability to draw people to her and form life-long friendships, some greater than 50 years. She not only had many friends, but also encouraged and developed circles of friends by planning and hosting events that brought people together. Strangers became friends, resulting in strong bonds and loyalty that have grown through the years.
Her greatest pride was in her daughters, Brittany Mason-Mah and Jordan Mason. Friends and family see Julie’s traits in both daughters: integrity, intelligence, dedication, a sense of humor, a love of travel and fun, and a great warmth of spirit.
Julie was beautiful and elegant – both externally and internally. In addition, she had courage and a strong will to live, as witnessed by many that had the pleasure of caring for her. Her strength and dignity during her struggle with cancer was an inspiration to all.
Julie Haberman is preceded in death by her parents, John and Opal Haberman of Fairbury, NE, her grandparents, Henry and Mollie Haberman and James and Margaret Marshall, and her sister-in-law, Cindy Haberman. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Brittany Mason-Mah and Colby Mah and Jordan Mason and Louis Toms, all of Dallas; her brother Jim Haberman of Forreston, TX; her sister Nancy Dunning and brother-in-law Wayne Dunning of Dallas; four nieces: Jennifer Jackson of Maypearl, TX, Amy Thompson of Maypearl, TX, Katie Haberman of Forreston and Maggie Haberman of Forreston; two aunts; several cousins; and numerous friends.
Services will held on June 25, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75234. Following the service, family and friends are invited to an End of Life Celebration which will be held at Ashton Gardens, 2001 Ashton Gardens Lane, Corinth, TX. The Celebration begins at approximately 4:30 p.m. on June 25.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252