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Julie Myers Shadle

| May 17, 2024 7:00 AM

Julie Myers Shadle was born Julie Jane Myers, the daughter of Milo and Lucille Myers in Eldora, Iowa on March 1, 1941. Julie left the bindings of mortal life on Dec. 2, 2023 in Libby, Montana.

Julie grew up in Eldora, Iowa and graduated from high school there in 1959. She was active in many music groups, both instrumental and vocal as well as thespian activities. Her music included piano, organ, clarinet and baritone saxophone. She played the piano and organ for the church and the clarinet in band as well as small groups and pep band. She played the baritone sax in a dance band.

She attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1963 with a degree in home economics education and a minor in music. While in college she participated in many music activities including the concert band, the Iowa State University orchestra and was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music honorary.

Julie married Jim Shadle in 1962 and, after completing her college degree, lived in Washington, D.C. San Diego, California, Newport, Washington, Orofino, Idaho and Libby, Montana. 

In many of those communities she was active in the church as an organist, pianist and used her music talent to accompany students in solos or small groups. In Libby Julie was an assistant librarian at the middle school, taught home economics at the high school for a short time, taught music to elementary students and taught nutrition to WIC clients until retiring in 1995.

After retirement Julie and Jim traveled to various parts of the world, and enjoyed a few winters in Tucson, Arizona. They played golf and skied together until dementia interrupted those activities and eventually ended Julie's life.

Julie is preceded in death by both parents and her brother, David Myers. 

Julie is survived by her husband, Jim; her daughters, Stacy Christie (Tom), Stephanie Paradee (Jeff); her son, Eric (Jolene); six grandchildren, Jerren Paradee (Audrey), Anna Paradee, Brian Paradee, Devin Christie, Calvin Shadle and Cole Shadle; one great-grandchild, Joanna Paradee.

A celebration of Julie's life will be held at Christ Lutheran Church 200 West Larch St. at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25. Lunch to follow. 

Memorials may be directed to: P.E.O. Scholarship fund. C/O: Leslie Crooks, 310 W. Oak St. Libby, MT 59923.

Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby, Montana. 

Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com. An enhanced obituary may be found at www.schnackenberg.com.