Julie Ann {Steely} Levi, 49, of Pueblo West, Colorado passed away on Sunday, 1 March 2015, after a lengthy and courageous battle with colon cancer. Julie was born on 28 April, 1965 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Dick and Lottie Steely. She married Walton Levi on 2 August, 1986 in Loveland Colorado and together they adopted their daughter Jamie in 2004. Jamie was the light in Julie's eye. Julie graduated from Poudre High School Fort Collins Colorado in 1983, Aims Community College Greeley Colorado in 1985 and Utah State University in 1996. Julie loved the outdoors, horseback riding with her father, polar bears, smores, cherry popsicles, dragonflies, country music, and most of all family and friends. Julie touched many people as a published author. She is survived by her husband, Walton; daughter, Jamie; parents, Dick and Lottie Steely; brother, Jim (Kimberly); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Foot of the Cross Ministries, 1025 S Prairie Avenue Pueblo, Colorado 81005, on Friday, 6 March 2015, at 11 a.m., reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the cancer research or treatment program of your choice. Walton and Jamie would like to thank the many members of the awesome, strong and loving 'Julie Nation' for their kindness in assisting the family during this difficult time. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Walton,
    I am so sorry for your loss,
    I lost my Dad and both my Grand Parents to Cancer. Although the pain of the losses is great I took consolance in the fact that I knew their suffering was over and that they are now in a much better place, that hopefully (If I clean my act up) I will get to see them again. I still miss them, but now don\’t focus on the loss as much as I do on rembering all the \good times\”. We all deal with grief differently

  2. Julie had been a dear friend of mine since we were in 7th grade together in LA Porte, Colorado at Cache La Poudre Jr. High. She always remembered my birthday with the sweetest cards. I never saw her unhappy, always making the best of every situation. We hadn’t spoken in awhile and I thought she had beat the cancer. Disheartened beyond words to hear she had passed away. Her beauty will shine in my life forever, as will many others as well.
    Tanya Lambert Boynay

  3. I was so sorry to hear about Julie. I didn’t know her personally, but I worked with her father, Dick, for 18 years. Julie and I have both been fighting colon cancer for the past few years, And Dick kept Julie and I up to date on each others progress. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the family.

    Jerry and Nancy Turley

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew Julie in high school where we laughed about being birthday twins. She was always so upbeat, and my memories of her always make me smile. Cancer is a terrible disease, which took my mother at 46, and it is terribly hard to watch someone you love battle it and lose. As hard as it is to lose her, remember that Julie is always with you, will always love you, and wants great things for you. Love and God bless.

  5. Dick, Lottie, Jim, Walton & Jamie,
    It is a difficult loss when someone as courageous, intelligent and loving as Julie passes. Carrying forward the memory of her beautiful soul is the charge of all of us and she will be truly missed. Take solace in relief of her pain and suffering and belief in that she resides in a better place now. I’m sorry I won’t be there for her services, but will see you all in the future. Please accept condolences from all of our family: Chuck, Alice, Cheryl, Paula and families.

  6. We were so sorry to hear of Julie\’s passing. She certainly was a strong person and a true survivor for many years. We know she will be missed not only by her family, but so many of the wonderful friends she made throughout her life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and especially to our dear friends, Jim and Kim.
    John and Diane Moen
    Virginia Dale CO

  7. Walton, Jamie, Dick, Lottie and Family, Julie was a delightful and uplifting person to be around.. She never gave into her cancer and she kept fighting with all her might. She loved her family dearly and didn’t want to let this terrible disease win. God finally took her home when she could no longer fight. Julie is one of God’s Angels now.
    With love and deepest sympathy..

  8. Julie will be missed by all of us who loved her zest for life. Never complaining just accepting. The love she had for the Lord and Jamie and Walton just proves that there is a God. When I was invited to join the God Squad with Julie, Heather and Sissy I was very honored, we prayed for family and friends and all the people with some kind of problems. We prayed for each other and at times even laughed at some of the requests we made but still prayed. Knowing Julie for eight short years showed me how great a love she had for our Lord. I pray that the Lord lightens Walton and Jamies and Dick and Lotties burden of their great loss.

  9. What a light Julie has always been to me (and to everyone she knew!) She will be missed, but she will never really leave us, because she just left a deep, lasting, wonderful impression! I love you Julie! Walton, you are a strong man, and she has nothing to worry about with you raising Jamie – you are a great dad and will do her proud! Jamie, you have the same light your mom did, and you will shine even brighter, because you now have her light within you. You are a precious child of God and I will always be here for you!

  10. Just like to say Julie was one of the TOUGHEST people I know! She has been through a lot and never gave up! Sad to say sometimes life is not fair! As a cousin I always had great memories of her…..She was an Angel and now she can join all the other Angels and not be in pain any more! God Bless you Julie I LOVED you!!! Rest in peace!!!

    Jerry and Kori Klein

  11. Julie was always someone who had a continuous positive
    attitude. It didn’t matter what was
    going on, she always had a smile and always had time to listen to people. I
    will always remember how she could remember dates from anything, you would tell
    her your birthday/anniversary and she would remember it years later, I thought
    that was amazing how she could remember those J She loved her family so much and was so proud
    to be a wife and mother. During the time I worked with her, she would
    be filled with joy when she talked about Jamie and motherhood. Her
    strong faith in God was admirable and something that you knew was a part of
    her. I am certain that her beautiful spirit is sitting in heaven looking down
    at all of us. I am blessed and honored
    to have known Julie and to have let her touch my life. Prayers sent to Walton and Jamie.

    Ashley Schaible

  12. It’s been surreal digesting the news about Julie! Walton, Jamie, Dick and Lottie Steely, and Walton’s mom, as well as the rest of the family, have been in our thoughts and prayers! Julie was truly an inspiration with her strength, determination, and positive outlook throughout her life, especially these past several years! Her smile was contagious and her “positivity” was magnetic. I am grateful to have shared in an incredible friendship. I just wish we could have had one last phone call. My heart aches, but I know that she is finally at peace and no longer suffering. May the memories help provide a bit of comfort during this time!

  13. Julie was always someone who had a continuous positive
    attitude. It didn’t matter what was going on, she always had a smile and always had time to listen to people. I will always remember how she could remember dates from anything, you would tell her your birthday/anniversary and she would remember it years later, I thought that was amazing how she could remember those! She loved her family so much and was so proud to be a wife and mother. During the time I worked with her, she would be filled with joy when she talked about Jamie and motherhood. Her strong faith in God was admirable and something that you knew was a part of her. I am certain that her beautiful spirit is sitting in heaven looking down at all of us. I am blessed and honored to have known Julie and to have let her touch my life. Prayers sent to Walton and Jamie.

    You will be missed

    Ashley Schaible

  14. Julie was a true light in this world. Her desire to seek God’s will for her life and live through the darkness of her battle with cancer was inspiring. I know she touched many lives. Fond memories of Julie, thoughts and prayers to her family. in Christ.

  15. I have no words other than Nulie was one f the sweetest kindest people I have ever known. Julie was a great friend and listener when it was needed most. Even after time passed by she was always thoughtful t call me on my birthday. Time had grown between us and I am sad to say I was unaware of her battle with cancer. My heart aches for Walton and Jaime. Please accept my most sincere condolences!
    Love,
    Angela Eldredge

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