Darwin Ross reported that Julie Kuhn (Henderson) died at 2:00 AM on Thursday, March 23, 2023.
Julie Kay Henderson
Sept. 18, 1951 ~ March 23, 2023
Our beautiful Julie Kay passed away surrounded by family on March 23, 2023. She was born in Salt Lake City on September 18, 1951, to Nellie (Harter) and George P. Kuhn.
She was the 3rd of 6 children, and she loved her childhood/youth which she shared with her oldest brother George, sisters Marilyn, Barbara, Debra, and youngest brother Kenny. She was fortunate to grow up with her grandparents in her home, developing a closeness with her extended family. Julie loved everyone with whom she came in contact. She would greet you with a huge smile, a gregarious laugh, and her special 'I'm not going to let you go hug'. You instantly became her friend for life.
Julie loved the Holidays, which she decorated and celebrated in the true spirit of each one. Then she would scrapbook every event. She was a master scrapbooker, and probably had over 20 scrapbooks that she completed.
Another one of Julie's many loves was music. She loved to sing and was a member of the Young Adult Mormon Tabernacle Choir back in the Seventies.
Julie graduated from Skyline High School in 1970 and was active in the student body and choir. She recently attended her 50-year reunion and realized how special the people were during those High School Days. She kept those close friendships till the day of her death.
Later she served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the North German Mission from 1972-74.
She graduated from the Utah Technical College as an LP and worked for Primary Childrens Hospital for 20 years. Later she received her B.S. degree in Health Education at the U of U. and married Tony Lee Henderson. They had two amazing boys, Casey K. and Cody Lee, who were both the loves of her life.
She made sure the gospel was taught in her home and showed her love of Jesus Christ. During those years as the boys were growing up, she went back to school at the University of Phoenix and received her Master’s in counseling. Then she worked for 20 years at Valley Mental Health as a Therapist. For the past 7 years since she retired, Julie found out that she had MS, which made her wheelchair-bound. Still, she forged on to get out and about in her wheelchair, but for the last 8 months she was confined to her bed much of the time. With all this adversity, Julie always kept a positive outlook and smile when people would visit. She found comfort in the Savior and bore her testimony often and looked forward to the time when she could be with Him and her family that had gone on before. During the past two weeks of her life, she had a longing to go home. In fact, she would impatiently ask when she woke up from her sleep, “I’m I still here?" Julie had a gift to love everyone and to make them laugh.
She was always interested in others’ lives and well-being, there wasn't a stranger she wouldn't talk to. Julie and all of her loved ones would like to extend their gratitude to her home health ladies, her therapist, doctors, nurses, and a special thanks to the Sandy Fire Dept. as well as her many friends and family who supported and loved her. Most of all, thank you Casey for your loving care of your mother for all those years.
Julie is survived by her sons Casey and Cody. Siblings, Marilyn Kuhn, Barbara (Tim) Odland, Debora (Ray) Curry. Brother, Kenny (Stephanie) Kuhn, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her oldest brother, George, and her parents George D. and Nellie Harter Kuhn.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 am also at Larkin Mortuary. Interment to follow funeral service at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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A fund has been set up to help with funeral expenses.