Julia Styer passed away at her home in Burien, Washington, on July 4, 2023, at the age of 62. Julia was born in Seattle, Washington, and spent her childhood in the Mt. Baker neighborhood and on Vashon Island. As an adult, Julia stayed close to the Fauntleroy ferry dock, living in West Seattle (before it was cool, as she liked to say), White Center, and Burien.
Julia loved deeply. She was fiercely loyal to her friends, and she strove to be a people connector. Julia never forgot a name or a face. She was the memory bank for many family members and friends, and she loved to share stories, including the ones we would all rather forget. Julia had a generous and giving soul. She was often broke because she would buy gifts and meals for friends and family whenever she had any extra money. Julia had many interests, quirks, and passions. If you knew Julia, you know she loved fancy nails, fancy shoes, blue dishes, kitty cats, rare prime rib, the Camaro, a perpetual tan, candles, Seahawks fandom, the color purple, loud music, and a little too much cleavage. Julia will be missed dearly.
Julia worked for many years as a paralegal, following a short stint as a telephone operator. She took pride in her work and offered support and advice to anyone who asked. Julia had plans to work for a few more years and then to retire and spend time as an animal care volunteer. Her dreams were cut short by complications related to pancreatic cancer.
Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Kay, siblings Chris, Rick, and Cathy, and niece Celeste. She is survived by sisters Laura, Elaine, and Trish and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at the Vashon Cemetery on Saturday, September 16, at 11:00am, followed by a reception to be hosted at a nearby location on the island.