Julie Lynn DeVries
September 4, 1962 – September 9, 2020
Julie Lynn DeVries, 58, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. She had the biggest heart and always put others before herself. She was loved and will be greatly missed!
Julie was born in September 1962 in Holland to Franklin and MaryAnn Kamphuis. She attended Holland High School and Grand Valley State University. Julie worked at S2 Yachts, Eagle Crest Charter Academy and was co-owner of the Gold Barn Blueberries. She was a creative quilter and loved to sew. Julie volunteered at the Tulip Time Quilt Show, various museums and served as a Tulip Time Parade marshal. Julie enjoyed participating as a Civil War reenactor and had an amazing antique sewing machine collection.
Julie is survived by her husband, Jeff DeVries, children Jill and Jennie DeVries, parents MaryAnn and Frederick Pathuis, siblings Debrah VanKampen, Kimberly McDonough, Doug Kamphuis along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
No services are planned at this time. Please visit www.lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the DeVries family.
No services are planned at this time.
Julie Lynn DeVries
September 16, 2020
Our condolences to Jeff, Jenny and Jill. We enjoyed the times we spent talking to Julie. She was a very caring and sweet lady . She was so gifted in her quilting skills. May the memories fill some of the void you are feeling .
May you also be comforted by those memories and each other. Sncerely,
Helen and Christina Burger
Robin and Karl Pintar
September 14, 2020
I will never forget the first time I saw Julie...it was summer nearly 20 years ago and my first visit to the blueberry farm. She was there managing the retail side of things by herself. She was young and beautiful... and I was so impressed such a person as she could meet the all the busy demands of customers coming and going and at the same time keep up with her two young daughters who were underfoot and helping out where they could. She was, to me, a down to earth "country girl" wearing her slim blue jeans and cat-eye glasses, with loose, blonde tendrils falling around her face...so feminine...but strong enough to meet the demands of working a farm and family.
We will miss Julie and her welcoming, easy smile. We could always count on her to share a good story...especially entertaining when it included some of her sharp commentaries related to current events and local politics. She was bright, funny, hard working, and fun to be around.
Please accept our condolences for the loss of a wonderful Mom and wife.
Karl and Robin Pintar
September 12, 2020
Jeff, very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that she is alive in heaven