Julie Rae Morey
June 8, 1944 ~ December 14, 2021
Julie Rae (Holloway) Morey 77, West Point, UT, passed away peacefully Dec. 14th at Barrington Place Alzheimer Special Care Center after a long and courageous struggle with multiple health challenges.
Julie was born June 8th, 1944, to Oscar and Muriel (Jackson) Knodel in Loveland, Colorado. Julie was the youngest of 4 children. Early in her life, Julie’s family moved to Texas where she grew up and acquired her distinctive Southern accent.
Julie married Ronald Stephen Rogers at the age of 16 and had 2 daughters, Laura and Monica. Ron worked for Phillips Petroleum which took the family to Oklahoma. Julie was widowed after 13 years of marriage. Following Ron’s death, Julie and her daughters moved to Tucson, Arizona, where she met the love of her life, Alvin LeRoy Morey. Julie gained a stepdaughter (Tammy) when she married Al on May 29th, 1974.
Julie and Al spent their 47 years of marriage doing what they loved. Julie supported Al as a homemaker while he served in the United States Air Force. She maintained an immaculate, beautifully decorated, home. A talented interior decorator—Julie loved beauty in many forms. She especially loved art, live theater, good books, fine jewelry, and flowers. She collected antiques and enjoyed the hunt of finding items for her treasured collections. Together, Julie and Al enjoyed designing and making hand-crafted gifts for their friends and family. They worked on many home-improvement projects of their own and frequently helped their daughters with projects.
After Al’s retirement from the Air Force, he worked as a consultant, allowing them to live in exciting locations such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Eventually settling in Clearfield, UT they enjoyed fishing, camping, antiquing, and spending time with their grandchildren. Julie and Al toured the U.S. in their motorhome and spent 8 years “on the road” sightseeing and making friends. When they returned to Utah, they established their home in West Point and made many good memories together with their dog, Sophie.
Julie is survived by her loving spouse Al Morey; daughters Laura (Rick) Sensenstein, Monica (John) Linford, and Tammy (Stan) Pierchoski; her 13 grandchildren—Derek Sensenstein, John C. Linford, Daniel Linford, Hannah (Linford) Chilinski, Joel Linford, Evelyn Linford, Luke Linford, Rebekah (Linford) Karzen, Michael Linford, Maggie Linford, Curt Pierchoski, Jacob Pierchoski, and Courtney (Pierchoski) Curry, as well as her 11 great-grandchildren— Christian (Jakob), Raevyn Alsup and Haedyn Alsup (Derek), Norah and Ada Linford (John C.), Jude and Ariel Linford (Daniel), Ayrton and Olive Chilinski (Hannah), Neal Linford (Joel), and Lydia Curry (Courtney). Julie Rae, “Granny” will be missed by many.
Julie is preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Muriel Knodel; siblings—William (Bill) Holloway, Robert (Bob) Holloway, Evelyn (Holloway) Merrill—and grandson, Jakob Sensenstein. Julie joins her departed loved ones in peace.
A celebration of Julie’s life will be held for close friends and family in spring 2022. Details will be announced in March. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Julie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association (Utah Chapter) 12894 S, Pony Express Rd Suite 300, Draper, UT 84020. https://www.alz.org/utah/donate.
The family appreciates your prayers and support at this difficult time.
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my own garden forever.” —Alfred Jennyon