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We love you, Julie

Memorial created 02-25-2012 by
Michelle Berls
Julie Elizabeth Berls
March 10 1989 - December 31 2011

This online memorial was created in loving memory of Julie Berls, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Julie's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Julie forever.

We lost our beautiful Julie on December 31st in a car accident.  Now our lives will never be the same.  But we know she is in the arms of Jesus and we will see her again!!  Julie packed a lot of life in her 22 years.  She loved riding horses and just being around them.  She loved children and taught them how to ride horses. When she was in high school she spent a week each summer helping to repair homes for the people of Appalachia.  She had a HUGE heart and the brightest most infectious smile. She just graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education.  She student taught at Neubert Elementary School.  That was the only class she ever got to teach.  She touched so many lives.  She was a loving daughter, sister, grandaughter, niece, cousin and friend to many.  She will  never, ever be forgotten...we love and miss you so much, Julie...xoxo.


There is that beautiful smile!

A Child Of Mine by Edgar Albert Guest, 1930

I will lend you, for a little time,
A child of mine, He said.
For you to love the while she lives,
And mourn for when she's dead.
It may be six or seven years,
Or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call her back,
Take care of her for Me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you,
And should her stay be brief.
You'll have her lovely memories,
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there,
I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over,
In search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,
I have selected you.
Now will you give her all your love,
Nor think the labour vain.
Nor hate me when I come
To take her home again?
I fancied that I heard them say,
'Dear Lord, Thy will be done!'
For all the joys Thy child shall bring,
The risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter her with tenderness,
We'll love her while we may,
And for the happiness we've known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for her,
Much sooner than we've planned.
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
And try to understand.


Julie and her "Brother Bear" They had a special relationship.

Young Life Cut Short

by Unknown Author

Do not judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes
Judge it by the richness of its contents
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant…
Do not judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes
Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful…
And when something has enriched your life
And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart.
Is it unfinished?
Or is it endless?

Mom with her special gifts from God.
She was definately a daddy's girl
She loved her little Ella


Someone I loved died today. And I could not understand what it meant, until I went to the harbor. I watched a ship sailing and I stood looking at her until she faded on the horizon, and someone at my side said, "She is gone!"

Gone where, I wondered? Gone from my sight, that is all. The mast on the ship is just as tall, the figurehead of the lady on the prow just as beautiful–indeed the whole ship is just as it was when I saw it here in the harbor.

The diminished size and total loss of sight of the ship is in me, not her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "She is gone!” there are others across the horizon who are watching for her coming, and other voices take up the glad shout, "There! - There she is; there she comes!" And that is what it means to die.


Uncle Chuck saw these clouds in Michigan. He said it reminded him of your hair blowing in the wind.  You are indeed looking down on us always.  We love and miss you like crazy.


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