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Our beautiful Julie Kay passed away surrounded by family on March 23, 2023. She was born in Salt Lake City on September 18, 1951, to Nellie (Harter) and George P. Kuhn.
She was the 3rd of 6 children, and she loved her childhood/youth which she shared with her oldest brother George, sisters Marilyn, Barbara, Debra, and youngest brother Kenny. She was fortunate to grow up with her grandparents in her home, developing a closeness with her extended family. Julie loved everyone with whom she came in contact. She would greet you with a huge smile, a gregarious laugh, and her special 'I'm not going to let you go hug'. You instantly became her friend for life.
Julie loved the Holidays, which she decorated and celebrated in the true spirit of each one. Then she would scrapbook every event. She was a master scrapbooker, and probably had over 20 scrapbooks that she completed.
Another one of Julie's many loves was music. She loved to sing and was a member of the Young Adult Mormon Tabernacle Choir back in the Seventies.
Julie graduated from Skyline High School in 1970 and was active in the student body and choir. She recently attended her 50-year reunion and realized how special the people were during those High School Days. She kept those close friendships till the day of her death.
Later she served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the North German Mission from 1972-74.
She graduated from the Utah Technical College as an LPN and worked for Primary Children's Hospital for 20 years. Later she received her B.S. degree in Health Education at the U of U. and married Tony Lee Henderson. They had two amazing boys, Casey K. and Cody Lee, who were both the loves of her life.
She made sure the gospel was taught in her home and showed her love of Jesus Christ. During those years as the boys were growing up, she went back to school at the University of Phoenix and received her Master’s in counseling. Then she worked for 20 years at Valley Mental Health as a Therapist. For the past 7 years since she retired, Julie found out that she had MS, which made her wheelchair-bound. Still, she forged on to get out and about in her wheelchair, but for the last 8 months she was confined to her bed much of the time. With all this adversity, Julie always kept a positive outlook and smile when people would visit. She found comfort in the Savior and bore her testimony often and looked forward to the time when she could be with Him and her family that had gone on before. During the past two weeks of her life, she had a longing to go home. In fact, she would impatiently ask when she woke up from her sleep, “I’m I still here?" Julie had a gift to love everyone and to make them laugh.
She was always interested in others’ lives and well-being, there wasn't a stranger she wouldn't talk to. Julie and all of her loved ones would like to extend their gratitude to her home health ladies, her therapist, doctors, nurses, and a special thanks to the Sandy Fire Dept. as well as her many friends and family who supported and loved her. Most of all, thank you Casey for your loving care of your mother for all those years.
Julie is survived by her sons Casey and Cody. Siblings, Marilyn Kuhn, Barbara (Tim) Odland, Debora (Ray) Curry. Brother, Kenny (Stephanie) Kuhn, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her oldest brother, George, and her parents George P. and Nellie Harter Kuhn.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 am also at Larkin Mortuary. Interment to follow funeral service at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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Sending thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Julie Will truly be missed. A part of our family since I can remember. Love you Julie ❤️
Julie and her sibs were my only first cousins. My first thought at hearing of her passing was her great and hearty laugh; and it made me smile. She was such a joyful soul, and passionate about her family, work, and faith. Her happy worldview was evident even as we played together as children, and it continued throughout her life. Julie will be sorely missed, and long remembered.
I’m going to miss you Jules. You were my best friend besides my sister cousin. As I look at the pictures of you, you truly are your aunt Florences’ daughter /niece. 😄personality as well. As I’ve told you many times. You are definitely her clone. We are definitely related. 🤪
Everyone who knew Julie will always remember her beautiful smile, cheerful laugh and endearing love of others. While living in California, two of Julie’s triplets cousins were friends/neighbors and we shared so many funny Julie stories. Truly the best of the best!!❤️
I owe so much to Julie. She was one of my supervisors at Valley Mental Health, and she took me under her wing and taught me so much. She was always very optimistic and played such an important and positive role in my life, and the lives of the many young people we worked with. One of my favorite things about Julie was her laugh and her smile. I am so blessed to have been able to work with and know Julie, and am forever grateful to her for her kind and generous spirit. Rest In Peace and Power, Dear Friend! Sending all my love and prayers to Cody and Casey, and the rest of the family.
My best wishes to the Kuhn/Henderson family. This is a sad loss, but Julie was ready to go - despite our unwillingness to let her go. My life was much richer by having Julie in it. I will miss particularly her sense of humor.
Julie was a force of nature, a bright light, and the most empathetic and loving of people. The last time I spent some time with Julie was around 45 years ago and I know with a certainty that those qualities never changed and only increased. If I close my eyes and think of her .... Oh that LAUGH !!!
Julie, may you Rest In Peace..❤️ Glad to have known you.. I remember your love of going to movies and talking about them.. and the time we went with your boys and Barbara and her boys and me and my munchkins.. to see Gladiator.. always fun to share.. always nice to see you at our Bunkos all dressed up..you will be missed.. Shellie Collram and Family❤️
Julia I am sorry I can’t be there for your celebration of life but my heart is with you on this great journey. You will be missed, but now I know you are in the Heavenly Kingdom of Jesus.
See you again 💕
Julie Kay has been an Angel on Earth since her 1951 Blessed Birth to her Family. She has now arisen to her Permanent Heavenly Existence. But the Great Lost to her Loving and Wonderful Sons & Sibling's and her Precious Cousins and Friends in this temporary Life cannot be overly described.
Thank you, Julie, for all your LOVE, HAPPINESS and WARMTH You Shared with all of us.
You will be So Greatly Missed until again we all meet.