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Julia PfeifleJanuary 16, 1933 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 84)
Julie Pfeifle, 84, of Great Falls, passed away Monday, May 15. 2017, due to natural causes. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10 AM in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home.
Julie grew up in the Browndale / Forest City, Pennsylvania area. She had 10 brothers and sisters; most have preceded her in death. She has two surviving sisters living on the East coast. She attended and graduated from Forest City High School. In 1955, she married her first husband, George Hemler, with whom she had her son, Kevin, and her daughter, Cathy. In October 1976, she married her second husband, Tom Goleash, who passed away in 1991. She found love a third time and married Paul Pfeifle in June, 1994; he passed away in 2007.
Julie was a very active person, and her favorite pastime was camping and fishing. Julie and Tom spent many hours fishing at Nilan Reservoir and Willow Creek. Julie and Paul also enjoyed camping and fishing together. Many weekends were spent at Paul’s cabin in Lincoln even in the winter as they loved to snowmobile. Julie loved to travel. She enjoyed the short trips to various places such as Glacier National Park as well as the longer trips to Michigan to see Kevin and his family. Since Paul was an active member of the Elks Club, she and Paul traveled quite a bit going to conventions and other places.
Julie was a very social person. She would visit with her friends frequently and attend weekly dinners at the Senior Citizen’s Center here in Great Falls. In her younger years, she played softball and bowled on a bowling league. In fact, she and Paul also bowled together.
Julie was a very caring, kind, and generous friend, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She is survived by her son, Kevin (Cindy) Hemler; daughter, Cathy (Mike) Allen; grandchildren Kami (Tim) Medema, Kari (Dallas) Croy, Drew (Janelle) Allen, and Brittany Allen; great grandchildren Dylan McLean 13, Anthony Croy 9, Nathan Croy 6, Tanner Medema 3, and Andrew Croy 2.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.