Julia was born at the Los Angeles Hospital in California on February 15, 1950. She was the second child of 6 born to James E. Lindsay Jr. and Elsa Romane McKell.
She was raised in California where she excelled as a student and athlete. She was involved in many sports including softball, basketball, and swimming and even received the GAA Athlete of the year award. In her earlier years, Julia worked for her Dad at his dental office as his assistant. She moved to Utah where she attended college at Brigham Young University majoring in math and English. Julia married her first husband, Wayne Belleau, in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple. Together, they owned and ran a produce store in New Hampshire called “Big Banana” and later after moving back to Utah they opened a second store called “Lil’ Banana.” Together, they had four children. Her greatest job, however, was being a dedicated and loving Mother and Grandma.
Known for her musical talent, she played the piano, organ, guitar, sang and transposed music. She enjoyed her involvement in a vocal group called Trilogy. She was extremely intelligent and enjoyed reading and anything that challenged her mind. She loved traveling with friends and family and has visited many places throughout the world. Julia was generous with her time and was always willing to help those in need. Those who knew Julia felt of her love and compassion. Her positive outlook on life was contagious and inspiring.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she had a strong testimony of the gospel. Playing as the ward organist was one of many callings she held. She enjoyed her calling serving in the Bountiful, Utah Temple twice a week. There, she was able to serve with her mother and sister.
In late 2014, Julia remarried and was sealed to Brice Sorenson in the Bountiful, Utah temple and enjoyed the short time they had together.
Having faced many difficult trials including the loss of her son Cory at the age of six, she also battled cancer. The removal of a brain tumor resulted in paralysis on the left side of her body and a traumatic brain injury. For the last 7-1/2 years she was able to continue influencing those around her remaining happy and optimistic. Even through difficult and challenging times she stayed positive, enduring to the end.
Julia returned to be with her Heavenly Father, Parents, and Son on September 21, 2022 peacefully surrounded by loved ones. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Elsa Lindsay as well as her son Cory Belleau. She is survived by her Husband Brice Sorenson and her children, Ryan and Lisa Belleau, Brooke and Ryan Flint, Michael and Amy Belleau, and her grandkids Tyler, Jacob, Brock, Boston, Blake, Berklee, Reese and Harvey, as well as her siblings James, Patrice, Annette, Lisa, and Verna.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday September 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fruit Heights 7th Ward. Friends may visit with family Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary 1867 No. Fairfield Road, and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church. Interment-Kaysville Cemetery.
Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the service by scrolling to the bottom of Julia's obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.