Julie Debry

Julie Ann Debry, 51, of Las Cruces, lost her courageous battle with Lupus and entered eternal life Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 19, 1962, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to William and Sharon Burke Shelton and was the oldest of four children. ""Jules"" was employed as an office manager and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include her loving husband, Robert DeBry of the family home; three daughters, Jamie Frank and husband, Donald, and Tiffany and Hollie DeBry all of Las Cruces; her parents, William and Sharon Shelton of Salt Lake City; a brother, Kenneth Shelton of Bountiful, Utah; two sisters, Annette Shelton of Salt Lake City, and Karen Shelton of Georgia; her mother-in-law, Patsy DeBry of Salt Lake City. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Kendrik and Kieler Frank, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved four-legged companion Chihuahua, CiCi; her maternal and paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and her father-in-law, Daniel DeBry in 1990. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2915 E. Idaho Ave. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Julie's name to the Lupus Foundation at http://lupus.donorpages.com/Raise4Lupus/4JulieD/ Julie was very passionate about Lupus awareness and education, as little can be done against this disease. Julie fought so courageously every single day since being diagnosed. She never gave up even on her hardest days. She taught everyone who knew her the meaning of love, being strong, not giving up, to keep moving forward with perseverance, and having faith. Special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and medical professionals who helped Julie and her family during this fight. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers for ""Veterans and Family Memorial Care."" For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

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Baca's Funeral Chapels
300 East Boutz Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 527-2222

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 16, 2014