Julie Elise Reid

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Julie “Jules” Elise Reid

February 12, 1968 – January 9, 2019

“Fighter for the Cause”

Julie Elise Reid, known affectionately to all as “Jules,” passed away on January 9,

2019 in her Ft. Collins home at the age of 50. She is survived by her brother Phillip Reid,

sister-in-law Susanne and niece Jane Marie Reid; brother Michael Reid and sister-in-law

Rebekah and nieces Heather, Hannah and Joy Reid; as well as sister-in-law Tara Reid

and nieces Sonshe and Millie Reid. She was preceded in death by her brother David

Houston Reid (2014), father Robert Charles Reid (2016), and mother Joan Elizabeth Reid

(2017).

Jules was born in Virginia but grew up in Lakewood, Colorado, attending

Prospect Valley Elementary, Everett Junior High and Wheat Ridge High School. In 1996,

she graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Psychology. She was the

first CU student to graduate with American Sign Language (ASL) as her foreign

language. 

Jules was very active in social causes, both in college and after, as an employee

and a volunteer. She served on the board of a Central American orphanage and helped

run a group home for disabled adults for many years. Always a champion of animal

rights, she volunteered at many Colorado animal shelters and wild animal rescue centers

as well as rehabilitating numerous animals herself. Jules truly exemplified “a fighter for

the cause!”

Jules never married nor had children but was very active in caring for her parents

in their later years, visiting them often in their nursing home. She was very active in

helping her brother Dave through his fight with cancer. She cherished her role as “Auntie

Jules” and showered her nieces with affection, gifts, and hand-made cards.

Professionally, after ten years in social and human services, Jules worked for

many years as a technical writer, social media and marketing specialist, researcher, and

editor. Her many interests included softball, hiking, painting, coin-collecting, toy-car

collecting, animals, vegan lifestyle, reading, and recreational shooting. Jules helped with

the production of a film in which she had a brief appearance. Above what she did is who

she was as a person. Her loved ones will always cherish her unique spirit and abounding

love. One friend wrote: “Jules truly is the most feeling, passionate, creative, intelligent,

caring, expressive, and giving person I have ever known. Her unique combination was so,

so special! Her presence was strong and always with style and spunk! She was so moved

by so many things.”

A Celebration of Life service will be held in Boulder, Colorado at 1:00 pm on

March 16 the at East Boulder Baptist Church. A repast will follow for an extended time to

visit with family and friends, and reflect on Jules’ life. A grave-side service will follow

the reception, at 5:30 pm, at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, Colorado. Memorial

donations may be made to Ft. Collins Cat Rescue, fccrsnc.org/Donate.php or

crowdrise.com/jules-reid-memorial-fund , or by calling: 970-484-8516. Please

indicate:“Donations made in memory of Jules Reid” in the comment section.