Julie L. Minnich passed away on May 22nd, of this year. She was born in Los Angeles, California on September 12th, 1963 to Tommy and Judith Young. She is survived by husband Kim, four children, Amanda, Robert, Vanessa and Elizabeth, her sister, Anita and her father Tommy. Born Julie Lynn Young to her loving parents Tommy and Judith in southern California. She grew up with her younger sister Anita, with whom she found plenty of adventures. Julie would eventually marry her sister's best friend, Robert Cerda. With Robert, she had four children, Amanda, Robert "Tony," Vanessa and Elizabeth "Brooke." She liked to say that her name means "youthful" and "fountain," and she liked to think it meant not a Fountain of Youth, but a generational seed of youth. Her hope was to be blessed with a multitude of grandchildren. Julie married Kim Minnich in 1996 in Cascade, Idaho. They spent many loving years together, enjoying road trips she called "adventures" because the journeys would, without fail, go off course. They had each other to lean on during life's struggles. Not many people have as big a heart as Julie had. She would find a way to help when her friends were in need, she had no qualms with sacrifice if it meant helping someone. Taking in many people over the years, her door and heart was always open. Julie was a voracious reader. At every opportunity, you'd find her with a book in hand, often lost in the story for hours at a time. Kate DiCamillo said, "Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift." And it was one of her greatest desires that her children also treasure reading.
Psalm 27:1 says The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Julie was a spirited Christian especially finding joy in singing praises. She knew that the Lord would be there giving her His strength. Her faith was unbending, often saying, "God is good - all the time." And so He is.
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