Julie (Grimes) (Nicewander) Slane of Illinois passed away in January. She was 70 years old.
Julie began her life in Linden, moving to Lafayette when she was 14 and attended Jefferson High School. She was an accomplished pianist, received her undergraduate degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and her doctorate in psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
As a single mother, she raised two beautiful children and worked in the Albuquerque Public School system for 20 years. Julie is pre-deceased by her parents, Jon and Mary Grimes and her aunt Gwendolyn Coffman Dobbs.
She leaves behind her husband Tom Slane, son Robert Nicewander, daughter Liz Baesman, two sisters Nanette Grimes and Margie Grimes Adams, and three grandchildren; Katella Nicewander, T.J. Baesman and Logan Baesman.
Donations may be made in her memory to BRCA genetic breast cancer
research at University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center www.penncancer.org/basser