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Julie Ann Reeves

 

Julie Ann Reeves

Julie Ann Reeves passed away on April 23, 2016 at her home in Camp Verde, Ariz. Julie was born to Raymond and Mary Ellen Shull on Jan. 11, 1960, the youngest of four daughters.

Julie grew up doing all of the chores that life on a cattle, wheat and alfalfa ranch required. Our father taught his daughters that we could do anything a boy could do if we used our brains and understood the principle of leverage!

She attended Centerville Grade School and graduated from Goldendale High School in 1978. Julie's daughter, Katie, was born in 1982. They moved to Camp Verde, Ariz. that year. Julie married Dwight Reeves in 1984. This marriage brought her another daughter, Nocona. Julie and Dwight worked together throughout their married life. They started and sold many successful businesses. With her contractor's license they built many homes and decks that were entirely designed by Julie. They also drilled many of the wells in the Verde valley. They had many friends and built wonderful facilities for horseshoe pitching, skeet and target shooting, and a large barbecue area for group picnics at their home.

Julie was generous and genuine. Despite being a private person, she was able to make most people feel welcome. She had a great spirit and sense of humor and whimsy. Her smile could brighten the room.

Julie was a spiritual person who loved the outdoors and felt closest to God when she was in a pristine, beautiful place in nature. Growing up, she always loved Mt. Adams. The view of this mountain dominated our lives signifying home and security.

Julie is survived by her husband of 32 years, Dwight Reeves; her daughters Katie Reeves and Nocona Mellish; as well as her only granddaughter, Sierra Mellish; her mother, MaryEllen Shull; sisters Jessica Shull, Linda Shull (Jim Rich), and Kay Hill (Jim Hill). There are many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly, and her beloved Dachshund, Sammy. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Shull, and her grandparents, John and Eula Shull.

Julie Ann had intelligence, beauty, courage and tenacity. She was independent and trustworthy. We will miss her smile and her laugh. We all admired, respected and loved this precious woman. There will always be a giant space for her in our hearts.

 

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