Lasting Memories

Julie Kohls
Nov. 12, 1960-Sept. 29, 2012
Rio Vista, California

Julie Kohls passed away suddenly on Sept. 29, 2012, at the age of 51.

She was an amazing woman with a beautiful smile and laugh that would brighten any room! Julie was raised in Palo Alto, Calif., and graduated from Cubberley High School. Julie and her husband raised their three boys in Rio Vista, Calif.

During those years Julie was active in St. Joseph's Parish as a youth group leader and various fundraising activities. She volunteered as a counselor for "At Risk" teens, coached for Little League Baseball and AYSO youth soccer and was a member of the Rio Vista Soroptimists Intls.

Julie had a successful career in Real Estate, working for Shea Homes, Warmington and Olsen Homes as well as O.C. Jones Construction Company.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Alan; sons, Jarrod, Grayson and Mitchell; father, William Lipp; step-mother, Soon; sister, Leanne King; and many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by mother, Carole Robertson; step-father, Earl Robertson; sister, Barbara Smith; and brother, Bill Lipp.

From Chris Ferguson
Nov. 28, 2012

My dear Julie, I just discovered you have left us. I am shocked and saddened. I only knew you for less than 1 year, yet we became instant friends when we worked together at Warmington Homes in Davis. What struck me most about you from the beginning was the absolute love you have for your boys and your family. I always looked forward to coming to work because I knew I would have a great day with you. You laughed much and often, even in the face of adversity, and so did I. I will never forget my first day of work there. You were a little late because of a fender bender, but you wanted me to feel comfortable. I was immediately amazed that you were so engaging inspite of what had just happened. I remember looking at you across the desk and I could'nt believe the intensely blue eyes I was seeing. I even asked if they were real. I want you to know how much you mean to me and I will never forget your kindness. You are definately a one-of-a kind person. Compassionate, smart, funny, amazing,and forgiving are some of the words that come to my mind. I am comforted in knowing that you are in the company of your beloved Mother, Bill and your sister. Your friend forever, Chris Ferguson

From Karen Webb Peet
Oct. 30, 2012

Julie, you are the very first best friend I remember, think we were about 2 years old when we meet. You also had the first Bachloret party I ever remember going to, with my Mom there too. It was great!!! I was shocked when I heard the news about you,still in shock over Leanne too. I love you guys XOXO God Bless you and see you both on the other side!

From dorothy hensinger
Oct. 16, 2012

My Jul: Always caring Always sharing Always everything a niece could be... love from aunt dottiexxx

From Leanne King
Oct. 15, 2012

Love you sister. The world will never be the same.....