Died Sunday, August 14, 2022 at home.
Julie was born October 15, 1942 in West Point, Nebraska to Martin and Anne 'Stark' Smith. She was raised in Pender and graduated from West Point High School in 1961. After high school Julie attended UNL, graduating in 1964. She then worked in Arlington, Fremont and Cedar Bluffs public schools as a home economics teacher. Julie married Gary Jurgenson on October 30, 1966 in West Point. After Gary purchased Miller Pharmacy Julie moved on from teaching to help run the pharmacy. She specialized in finding the perfect gifts for people and wrapping them beautifully. She retired after they sold the stores in 2014.
Julie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, PEO Chapter GH, lifetime member of the Louis E. May Museum and member of the Castle Guild (Joslyn Castle & Gardens) in Omaha. Julie loved spending time with her family, playing bridge and socializing with her friends, giving to others, working out with her group at the gym and she loved looking fashionable at all times.
Daughter - Amanda (Nate) Thomas of Waterloo
Son - Matt Jurgenson of Fremont
Grandchildren - Addie and Sam Thomas
Brothers - Gerald (Mary) Smith of Pender
Richard (Donna) Smith of Pender
Sisters-in-law - Linda Perry of Norman, OK.
Connie (Gary) Kaup of West Point
many nieces and nephews and other family.
Julie was preceded in death by her husband Gary on February 5, 2022, parents, brother, Lowell Smith and sister Jocelyn Moody.
The memorial service will be 2pm, Monday, August 22, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. There is no viewing but the family will receive friends on Sunday from 3pm to 5pm at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Church and School or the Louis E. May Museum.
Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com