Julie Ann Smith was born Jewel Ann Hicks on Feb. 16, 1927. She was taken to Heaven on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2013, from the Gardens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Helen Tennant Hicks; brothers, Eldon, Eugene, Donald, Roland and Harry Hicks; her sister, Marion (Hicks) Baker; her daughter, Michelle (Mick) Sanchagrin; son-in-law, James Bruce Rutledge; and nephews, Scott Bryne, Garret Hicks and Ronnie Hicks.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Westfall-Rutledge of Kingman; sisters, Sandy (Jerry) Ogden of Parker, Ariz., Alice Wheeler of Virginia and Barbra Hicks of Lacrosse, Wis.; caregiver and friend, Jim Westfall of Kingman; her grandchildren, Brenda VanNess, Wendy Ray, Julie (Mark) Hewett, Laura (Terry) Thode, and James (Jamie) Riley; step-grandchildren, Robin Westfall Carpenter and Leigh Westfall; ten nieces and nephews; and great-grandchildren.
In her lifetime, she worked at many positions, including Los Alamos Atomic Lab, Atomics International, Ala Mauana Hotel (store detective), the Cannery Outlet, real estate sales, and Safeway in Kingman.
Julie (a.k.a. Aunt July) adored her family, loved the family reunions at Kingman Wash and Parker, and her numerous cruises and travels. She often said she had the most wonderful memories, including those of friends and all her pets. Though she may be gone from us on this Earth, traces of her are left behind in the faces of her family. May you have eternal peace and know that you live forever in our hearts and memories.