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Julie Stephens McCloskey October 3, 1957 – July 29, 2017 Resident of Phoenix, Arizona Julie McCloskey passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, on July 29, 2017, ending her 10 month battle with metastatic melanoma. Julie is survived by her husband of over 33 years, Terry McCloskey; her son Trevor McCloskey (Taylor) and daughter Mary Lanman (William); her mother Marylin Stephens, sister June Sweeney (James) and brother William “Steve“ Stephens (Stacey), along with nieces, nephews and cousins. Julie was born in Los Angeles, California, where she attended Marlborough High School. After a year at Pepperdine University, she transferred to the University of Arizona, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She graduated with a degree in Home Economics. Julie was a loving and supportive wife and devoted mother; family was her focus. As a passionate follower of Christ, she dedicated her life to sharing His love through prayer and service. While living in Texas and Arizona, she invested energy in the ministry of Moms in Prayer International, lifting petitions to God, encouraging others, and attending to administrative tasks. For the past 12 years, Julie volunteered at the Phoenix Open with the local Panhellenic chapter. She provided leadership to the local Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae group, and gave her time at the White Dove Thrift Shoppe in Mesa. In a final demonstration of her generous spirit, Julie supported the University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute in their specialized research on melanoma. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Bridgeway Community Church, 2420 E. Liberty Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85048 with a reception immediately following at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Julie’s memory to: Moms in Prayer International, Hospice of the Valley, Desert Botanical Garden, or University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute.
Published on  August 16, 2017
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