Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Julie Lynch of Rifle passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 29 at her favorite place on Earth, the family cabin on East Divide Creek.
Julie was born to two loving parents, Joe and Mary (Scherar) Montover in Fairbanks, Alaska on Nov. 6, 1972.
When Julie was six weeks old they moved back to their hometown of Silt, Colo., where she grew up the loving sis of her four younger brothers.
Julie was educated in the Garfield Re-2 school district. She met the love of her life, Lonny Lynch, and they were married on Sept. 5, 1992 in Silt, Colo. Julie and Lonny were blessed with two wonderful children, Holly and Laine. They enjoyed doing everything together, such as showing animals at the Fair, working on the farm, and being with family and friends at the cabin. Julie enjoyed working as a volunteer EMT/Firefighter for 12 years in Rifle, where she saved and touched many lives. She loved serving her community in any way she could. Julie was actively involved in 4-H as a Leader and Garfield County Fair Superintendent. She was known as “Mama Lynch” to all the kids around her. She also spent time as a paraprofessional at Highland Elementary.
Julie was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Ray and Veda Scherar; Grandmother Shirley Montover; her Aunt Joyce Robinson and Uncle Bill Scherar.
Julie is survived by her husband Lonny; children Holly and Laine; her parents, Joe and Mary Montover, mother-in-law Kay Lynch, father-in-law John Lynch, Papa Leno Montover; brothers Chris, Adam (Kristi), Tim (Darshon) Jesse (Lorna) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and MANY beloved friends.
Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Rifle Fire Station, 1850 Railroad Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help the Lynch family at American National Bank in Rifle.
Online condolences at RifleFuneralHome.com
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