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JULIA FLORENCE HIVELY Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Julia Florence Durocher Hively, 93, of Kennewick, WA passed away on December 29, 2016 at Richland Rehabilitation Center after a series of illnesses. Julia was born to Celestin and Myrtle Durocher on December 3, 1923 in Malta, Montana, and grew up in Kenne-wick. She graduated from Kenne-wick High School in 1942, then attended Northwest Nazarene College. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Edmund R. Durocher, and husband James D. Hively. She is survived by their children, Doug Hively; Cindy (Tom) Pankaskie, and their children Matthew and Rachel; Patti (Mike) Weil and son Austin Hively; Craig (Larna) Hively, and their daughter Elley. Julia met her husband Jim when both were working for Kennewick Furniture / Durocher's Furniture & Appliance. After their marriage, they purchased both ventures from Julia's father, combining them under the Kennewick Furniture label. Additionally, Jim and Julia owned and operated a quarter horse ranch, producing fine racing and show horses. Following Jim's death in 1976, Julia dissolved the ranch, and together with son Doug, continued to run the store successfully until they closed the store and she retired in 1989. Julia grew up in the Kennewick Church of the Nazarene, where she was a member until her death. She was a skilled seamstress, consummate homemaker and gardener, talented pianist, and avid reader. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 4th, 2017, 1:00 p.m., at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union Street, Kennewick. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral homes.com.
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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
1401 S. Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99338
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Jan. 8, 2017