OBITUARY

Julie Clare Updike

July 24, 1961March 16, 2019
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Julie Clare Updike, 57, of Dewitt, Michigan passed away at home on Saturday March 16, 2019. She was born July 24, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend... Julie will be dearly missed by many. She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Mary Bettis. Julie is survived by her husband of 37 years, Larry Updike; son, Blake (Carlee) Updike; daughter, Marcie Updike; grandson, Kitayi Burks; granddaughter, Kileigh Burks; brother, Bill Bettis; and Julie's loving dog, Sam. A Celebration of Julie's Life will take place at 11:00 am Friday, March 22, 2019 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington St., DeWitt with visitation 2 hours prior to the service. The family will also greet visitors on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Julie may be made to Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 West Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906.

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  • Capital Area Humane Society

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, March 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 22, 2019
REMEMBERING

Julie Clare Updike

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Marilee Powell

April 2, 2019

Some people have a way about them that make you smile, they are witty, energetic, and fun. They love with all their hearts...too young to leave...but, no doubt a place more beautiful awaits..fly high friend.

Mary Minor

March 17, 2019

Julie and I met in first grade at St Therese. She was my first friend and life long friend. What a jewel! Julie loved people and befriended all! And boy did we have fun !!! Whether it was making prank calls as kids, baking up a storm, dancing, driving all over the countryside, partying, having cookouts or simply having a chat your heart was always happy and light after spending time with Julie. She will live in our hearts always. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Blessings and much love, Mary

Katie Skoczylas

March 16, 2019

Julie was a very nice and sweet person. Hearing that she passed away this morning was hard to take in. She was a great and caring neighbor. Prayers for the family.

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Biography

Julie Clare Updike, 57, of Dewitt, Michigan passed away at home on Saturday March 16, 2019. She was born July 24, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend...Julie will be dearly missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Mary Bettis.

Julie is survived by her husband of 37 years, Larry Updike; son, Blake (Carlee) Updike; daughter, Marcie Updike; grandson, Kitayi Burks; granddaughter, Kileigh Burks; brother, Bill Bettis; and Julie's loving dog, Sam.