Julie Simshauser

Julie Simshauser

Julie was all about love and caring. She loved and cared deeply about all things family, and she was committed and continuous about showing that love. She was a devoted soul mate and partner to husband Duane for over 40 years. She was a loving and nurturing mother to her three children, as well as a caring and dedicated grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt.
She was a friend to hundreds of people. If one includes her former students, that number becomes thousands. Her circles of friends include classmates grade one to twelve and the Class of 1960 at Fillmore High School; the community of Bardsdale Methodist Church; classmates at Fresno State University Class of 1964; the educational community of Ventura—where she taught for 36 years; her P.E.O. sisters of Ventura, Fillmore, and later of Mt. Vernon, Washington; friends she made while breeding Golden Retrievers—involving herself in dog obedience, dog agility, animal rescue, and Canine Companions spay and neuter clinics. She was involved in the art community of Ventura County and of Northwest Washington. And, she loved her dogs, of which there have been many.
She was an accomplished seamstress, loved to knit, read mystery novels, travel, and cook.
Her deep-rooted sense of humor and positive attitude was infectious. She managed to hang onto it even through her illness.
She followed politics closely, and lived and practiced compassion before the word became tarnished.
In order to find a cause and/or a cure for CJD, a rare and devastating disease, contributions could be made to:National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center Case Reserve University 2085 Adelbert Road Rm 419 Cleveland, Ohio 44106 attn: Danielle Cuthbertson The CJD Foundation 286 Cleveland-Massillon Rd Suite N Akron, Ohio 44333.