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Port Saint Lucie, FL

Julia Christine Steele, 47, of Port Saint Lucie, FL passed away July 13, 2011 at her home.

Ms. Steele was born in Melbourne, FL, moving to Port Saint Lucie in 1982. She was a graduate of Satellite High School (1982) and Indian River Community College. Ms. Steele was a Quality Control Lab Technician at Tropicana Products with 27 years service. She was an active member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and a member of Saint Lucie Catholic Church Bereavement Group. Ms. Steele supported numerous charity endeavors such as the CFF Great Strides, Children's Miracle Network, Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville, FL, Molly's House of Stuart, FL and organ donation.

Survivors include her daughter, Samantha Steele of Port Saint Lucie; mother, Mary Rogell of Indian Harbour Beach; father, Mario Rogell of Palm Bay; three brothers, Mario Rogell Jr. of Melbourne, John Rogell of Daytona Beach and Peter(Cindy)Rogell of Melbourne; four sisters, Maria (Jim) Hayden of Tampa, Frances Rogell of Orlando, Lisa Machuga of Ocoee, and Kathy (Rodney)Sorrell of Melbourne, fourteen nieces/nephews, nine great nieces/nephews. Numerous relatives in Canada and Slovenia.

Ms. Steele is preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie Nicole Steele.

Julia loved being a mother to Samantha and Stephanie and admired and adored them. She was fun loving and a giving friend to all. She enjoyed gardening, music, going to the beach and was an avid animal lover.

Friends may call Friday, July 22nd from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, July 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 3050 North Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903. Interment will follow at Florida Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Rockledge, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samantha Steele, P.O. Box 81504, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34988.

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Published in FLORIDA TODAY from July 20 to July 22, 2011
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