Saturday, January 26, 2013

Memorial Service for Julia

On Saturday, February 2nd at 2:00PM, we will come together to celebrate the shining, mirthful little girl we love and to honor her memory. Julia's memorial service will take place at the Person Auditorium at the Finley Center in Santa Rosa, followed by a reception and light refreshments.  Children are welcome to come, and some special activities will be included for them.We hope you are able to join us.

Carrie is also working on creating a memory book about Julia, and she welcomes your help. Please write down your favorite Julia stories or memories and send them to Carrie via a comment on this blog or by email (carsoren AT yahoo DOT com). If you have photos of her that Carrie might not have, please send those as well. This book will be treasured by all of Julia's family, but will be most especially important for Amanda as she grows up. Thank you for your help.


  1. We will be there. If there's anything we can do to help, or bring, please let us know.

    Eric, Krista, and Evan

  2. For those of us miles away and cannot attend, may we send flowers or anything else we can contribute that the family would prefer?

  3. One of my most memorable interactions with Julia was playing in a giant slinky-like cloth-lined tube with her and Amanda in their living room. We had a lot of fun that afternoon and I distinctly recall looking into Julia's eyes and saying to her mom and dad, "Wow! she really feels like an 'old soul'. When she looks at me, I feel like she can see right through to the heart of me." It was a pretty amazing feeling to be observed by her quiet presence and open my heart to her with a big smile which was readily returned.