Julie Kay Branville was born Sept. 25, 1981 in Coon Rapids to Clifford James and Brenda Kay (Cook) Smith. Julie graduated from Braham High School, Class of 2000. She attended Anoka Ramsey Community College in Cambridge. On Nov. 14, 2008 she married Roger Branville and they made their home in Isanti. Julie was a member of Spirit River Community Church in Isanti. Julie loved children and worked at Next Best Thing To Mom, Little Red Wagon and Teddy Bear Care in Isanti before her illness. She loved taking pictures, painting and drawing. Her favorite place was going to Duluth, the North Shore and Gooseberry Falls with her family.
Julie is survived by her husband, Roger of Isanti; 3 children, Stephen of Coon Rapids, Jason and Cecilia of Isanti; parents, Clifford James Smith and Brenda Kay Smith of Braham; grandparents, Ernest and Marlene Cook of Longville, Cecil and Pat Smith of St. Francis; brother and sisters, Cheri Smith of Braham, Crystal (Terry) Erickson of Brainerd, Barbara Smith of Braham, Ryan Smith of Braham; mother and father-in-law, John and Donna Branville of Anoka; sister-in-law, Dawn (Jimmy) VanderVegt of Ogilvie; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Spirit River Community Church with Pastor Jim Crecelius officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.