Julie Lee Kinsel
September 24, 1945 – June 19, 2020
Julie Lee Kinsel, 74, was born on September 24, 1945 in Springfield, Missouri and passed away on June 19, 2020 in San Diego, California. She is survived by her husband Earl of 54 years; her children, Jenny Kinsel, Tracy Reilly (Brian); grandchildren, John Bennett Reilly, Brody Lee Reilly; sister, Jeanette Alschbach; aunt; uncle; cousins; nieces and nephews.
Julie was born to Jewel R. Gaines and Emma M. Gaines in Springfield, Missouri and moved to San Diego, California at the age of 2. She caught polio at the young age of 3. She underwent many years of hospitalizations and surgeries and despite the limitations, was able to achieve what doctors believed unattainable. The most notable of which was having her two daughters.
Julie and Earl were married September 5, 1965 in San Diego, California. Julie was a homemaker and lovingly raised their two daughters. Later, Julie successfully helped Earl run the family business from their home. She was a talented seamstress and later in life enjoyed making beautiful quilts. Julie and Earl moved in with their daughter Tracy, 3 years ago in Alpine, California. Julie loved living with her family and cherished the time spent with her two grandchildren. Many special memories were made that will forever be remembered. Julie was an inspiration and will be deeply missed.
A private interment is being held at Miramar National Cemetery.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Julie Lee Kinsel
Adrien & Lynn Guilbeault
June 29, 2020
Earl, Traci & Jenny,
We are so sorry for your loss. As we look at her beautiful picture it still seems hard to believe she is gone. Julie was truly a beautiful soul, inside and out. Unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to visit often, but each time we were there, Julie was always so warm and welcoming. The last time we saw her, she was so happy to show off her talent of design, with the final product, their “new apartment” at Tracy & Brian’s. She told me how happy she was with their decision to make that move. Special memories for all. Earl you really found a gem, when you met Julie. Julie was truly a classy lady. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Love, Adrien & Lynn
June 27, 2020
Although I never met you I know Tracy from Highschool. We reconnected on Facebook for a reason. I hope you are at peace and were able to greet my mother up in heaven. She left us 2 days after you did. I hope she grabbed your hand and you both started dancing. 💃🏽❤️😇😇
June 22, 2020
I love you mom and I miss you terribly! You were an amazing mother and friend. Thank you for everything.