Julia Holland Rubin

April 29, 1962 - June 19, 2020

Julia Holland Rubin passed away unexpectedly on June 19, 2020. Julie made every occasion special and was a friend to all. Her children’s friends always knew they had a second mom in Julie. She wasn't afraid of anything and took on every challenge full speed. Julie could run circles around anyone and manage everything without breaking a sweat. She was the person you wanted to watch "Braveheart" with, she was the person you wanted to host your party, and she was the person you wanted on your team for Charades.

Julie met the love of her life, Alan, as a server at Cheddar’s in Plano, Texas. She asked him out, and they were married for over thirty years. Julie never doubted for a moment that Alan was the man she wanted to be with for the rest of her life. They raised two children, Alex and Kathleen, whom they loved with their whole hearts. She never missed a practice, game, recital, or event that her kids were a part of. Even if Kat or Alex were on the B-team, on the bench, or just tangentially participating, Julie was always there to cheer them on. 

A 1980 graduate of Plano Senior High School, Julie attended the University of North Texas while working full-time in the restaurant business graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Together, Julie and Alan owned Lane and McClain Distributors, a commercial restaurant equipment company in Dallas, Texas. She took care of everything at work, even doing jobs that she wasn’t responsible for. Julie was always asking what she could do to keep employees happy, safe, and taken care of. She loved her employees and did everything she could to make them feel like family. Julie worked circles around Alan, and he agrees. In addition to her responsibilities at Lane and McClain, she was an investor in several restaurants and commercial properties. In her long career, Julie also held executive positions with companies in the insurance and aviation industries. She was also a proud member of Plano Sunrise Rotary where she worked on projects with the same zeal she put into every aspect of her life. 

Julie loved her annual summer road trips with Pamela Kettle to Colorado, California and Florida. She treasured her beloved YaYa sisterhood - Mary Swinton, Stacy Williams, Cathy Roberts, Heidi Edwards, Colleen Fitzpatrick, and Leslie O’Neil, a group of friends since high school who had adventures all over the country every year. Jan Parry was her best friend whom she had known since grade school, and Julie stayed over at Jan’s more times than Alan can count.

Julie’s energy was electric and everyone she met wanted to share a drink with her, and she happily obliged. 

She is survived by her husband, Alan Rubin; children, Alex and Kathleen Rubin; siblings and their spouses, Michael and Barbara Holland, Mark Holland, Mary Holland and Dan Vermillion, Matthew and Gail Holland, Martin and Julie Holland, and John Holland; mother-in-law, Bobbe Rubin; brother-in-law, Michael and wife, Bonnie Baker; sister-in-law, Frances Rubin; nieces and nephews and their spouses, Christine Drucker and husband, Luke, Ryan and Amanda Holland, Haley Hanson, Nathan Holland, Jessica Holland, Spencer Holland, Mason Hurtte and wife, Heather Henry, Hannah Potter, Jacob Potter, and Eric Potter.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Marcella and David Holland; half-brother, Davy Holland; and brother-in-law, Bob Hurtte.

In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of invited guests will be allowed to attend the Funeral Service. The family requests masks be worn for the service in the facility.

The funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2020 at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 N. Central Expressway, Allen, Texas 75013 with graveside burial immediately following the service at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

The service will also be live streamed on Monday, June 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. on the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Facebook page and a recorded video will be available following the funeral service on Julie’s obituary page.

However, those who would like to honor Julie and show their support to her family may come to the funeral home where ample parking is available. While you remain in your vehicle, you may watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Memorial contributions may be made in Julie’s honor to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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May you Rest In Peace sweet lady! Prayers for you and your family! Liz Schafer, June 30, 2020 To the Rubin Family, I am so sorry for the passing of Julie. She was one of the kindest souls I have ever known. She always made sure you felt welcomed and loved. Julie was one of Gods gifts to this world. I will miss you Julie. James Williams, June 29, 2020 Dear Alan and Family, We are so deeply sorry & our hearts break for your loss. Julie lit up the room and we know her love will light up your hearts forever. You will remain in our constant prayers during this very difficult time.
Ann & Fred Bueler, June 29, 2020 To the Rubin Family & Kat, Words cannot express our deepest condolences for your loss. Julie was such a beautiful person inside and out and we feel lucky to have met her. Our hearts and prayers are with you today and every day. May you keep Julie and her precious memories in your heart always. Today was a beautiful celebration of Julie's life and it was easy to see from the stories, and especially the heartfelt words that Alex spoke, at how much joy she brought to everyone's life. Sending you all of our love and know that we are always a phone call and a hug away. "her love is like the wind, I can't see it but I can feel it." Kenzie & Julie Julie and Kenzie Smith, June 29, 2020 I enjoyed seeing Alan and Julie at annual distributor meetings. Seeing her beautiful smile and getting her endearing hugs was a treat! Eating breakfasts with the ladies. She would dance with me if I needed her to, she made you feel like you were her high school girlfriend. We love you so much and are praying for you fervently!!! Sincerely, Jimmy and Dana Palmer Dana Duncan Palmer, June 29, 2020 Condolences to the Rubin family. I played with Alan on several bowling leagues during our days when our bodies hadn't started to give up. I have not personally met Julia, Alex and Kathleen but we would all trade stories during bowling and Alan's stories of his family about travel, kid's accomplishments, work, and spending time with his family. All of them were pleasant and you can hear from Alan's voice that he was a happy man surrounded by a loving family. We are saddened that Alan has lost his best friend and partner in life. But from what I know about the Rubin Family, their love will carry on and Julie's memory will only get stronger as time goes on.
Michael Sy, June 29, 2020 Sending you all love and prayers.
Audrey Legatowicz, June 29, 2020 We are so very sorry for your loss, and we understand things are difficult, but please know you are never alone. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Matthew and Jolene Leask, June 29, 2020 I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Rubin family.
Mackenzie Merrill, June 29, 2020 Our condolences to the Rubin Family. Your entire family is in our prayers. Love you all. Slater Arias and Laurel Battle, June 29, 2020 Julie was a beautiful and friendly person and we are broken hearted for her loss to us and family. God be her shepherd and guide to heaven. We will miss her smile, Roger and Linda Bolin, June 29, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss Alex, Alan and Kathleen, and extend our most heartfelt condolences. John Allen, June 29, 2020 Such a light and force - a wonderful woman we all knew and loved! Debbie Warner, June 29, 2020 Alan and Family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family on your recent loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. Regards, Joe and Jamie Joe and Jamie Edington, June 29, 2020 Julie will be missed. Suzanne and I send our deepest sympathies. Her outgoing personality will never be forgotten. Chris Wilson, June 29, 2020 Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. Julie will forever be remembered for the amazing woman is. She is a role model for all and her smile lives on in our memories.
Malissa Cestari, June 29, 2020 Blessings & Condolences. Heartfelt prayers for the Rubin & Holland families. Dave Alyassin, June 29, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss. Julie was a wonderful person, pure sunshine! I pray you gain comfort from precious memories, and the love of family and friends. Prayers for peace and love to Julie’s family and loved ones. Abeer Ghazaleh , June 29, 2020 Julie smile and friendship will be missed. Love the way Julie would always say Sha Chiao We have many good thoughts for Julie and has been I our daily prayers. Sha Chiao and Don Mellor, June 29, 2020 Very loving and caring person I've ever met, you will be missed. Rafael , June 29, 2020 When I think of Julie my face automatically forms into a smile. She was full of life and always had a way of bringing laughter and fun to any situation. Pride Mersbach , June 28, 2020 Mama Jules was one of the most amazing women I knew growing up. I would always go over to Kat's house and Jules would be there with warm, welcoming, loving arms. She treated everyone like family and always had her door open for you. I know she has the most amazing family loving and supporting her but I also know she is looking down at her family and loving them with her whole heart. She will be the most beautiful guardian angel. I will miss her dearly and pray for all of the love and comfort for her family. Rest in peace sweet mama. Love,
Emily Spearman, June 28, 2020 I was only blessed to have Julie in my life for 6 months. I could not explain her dedication to her work and her employees any better than the words written here. I was asked how many times I said “I love you “ to Julie. The answer is, after about the first month there was not a day that Julie and I were at work together that we didn’t say it. We could be passing each other in the warehouse, most of the time rushing and not really paying attention to anything around us, and catch the eye of the other and instantly the day was better. We would laugh and say “I love you “ and smile as we continued the day. She always had hugs to give. Even if you weren’t having a bad day but she thought you were. I was hoping to have found a life long friend. My heart is broken for her friends and family. She was loved by so many and deserved every ounce of love she was given. I love you Julie Lori Wieske, June 28, 2020 My thoughts and condolences are with you Alan, Alex and Kathleen. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with you, Julie and Alex for many years. My heart is broken for I thought of all of you as family. Please remember all of the good she did while she was with you. She will be forever missed. Love to you all.
Virgina Dugger, June 28, 2020 Dear Alan, family, and staff, Our hearts are broken for your deep and sudden loss. Please know we are praying for you all and cannot imagine the pain you are experiencing. Rely on God....He will meet every need and know how much we loved Julie. What sunshine. Best smile ever. We are so very sorry and will be praying. Love, Joe and Kim Sekelsky/Taylor Freezer of CT Kim and Joe Sekelsky, June 28, 2020 Our family shares in your sadness as you say goodbye to Julie. She was such a wonderful, caring, funny person; always the life of the party with a beautiful smile!! Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Julie will be truly be missed. Claire, Don and Emma., June 28, 2020 Our Condolences to your entire family. Glenn & Randi Kranis, June 28, 2020 For over 40 years of being a member of a very distinct circle of extended families, Julie was always there to offer a hug of true love and take you by the shoulders and let you know everything was going to be okay, but none were offered without the brightness of her beautiful smile. That smile just lit up the room. Always one to have stories that made you laugh; to raise a glass in celebration of life and to never meet a stranger - she was always a ray of sunshine. All who knew Julie need that during this time of despair. But let each of us pay Julie's kindness and beauty forward - let us offer to each other the support needed to believe it will all be okay; let us hug each other with the love she offered that engulfs our souls with a blanket of security; but most importantly, we must all smile. Despite a tear in our eyes, we must smile during our conversation with our new Guardian Angel and lighten her path to finding peace, clarity and her Heavenly Father. May our prayers, support, hugs and smiles be a comfort to each other, but especially Alan, Alex and Kathleen. She has left us in body, but she will be forever with us in spirit. Rest, dear Julia. You are deeply missed and will always be loved. The Crane/Kerutis Family Patti, Steve, Peter III, Rick, Nancy, Paul, Paul II, Peter, Prescott, Heather, Prescott, Jr., Lexie & Quinn Patti Kerutis Crane, June 28, 2020 Alex, my sincerest condolences to you and you family. Howard Better, June 28, 2020 Alan, Alex and Kathleen, We are so sorry to hear about Julie. We have such good memories of her and all of you over the years while the kids were growing up together. We pray that in time you gain peace in her loss and that her vivacious spirit carries forward in all who knew her. Anne, Louis, Abigail and Cole Rener Anne Rener, June 28, 2020 Alan, Kathleen & Alex, My heartfelt condolences to each of you and your extended family. I have such fond memories of Julie, who could light up any room she walked into. May her guiding light and the support of family and friends give you strength in the days ahead. May her memory be for a blessing. David Glickman, June 27, 2020 Dear Alan, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. Phil joins me in sending our deepest condolences to you and your family! Love, Julie Julie Nicol Rowe, June 27, 2020 Your mom Julie was a friend of mine from High School. She had such a beautiful, happy spirit and she was always very kind to me. I lost my mom when she was the same age as your mom. It takes a lot longer than you think it will to get through this, and I pray that you find peace in what a special person your mom was. She brightened up every room she was in, and gave so much to others. I will be praying for all of you! Kim McAnally, June 27, 2020 We were only together for family gatherings.But Julie's beautiful smile showed off her beautiful dimples. We send our love to Alan, Alex, Kathleen and family. We are sorry of you loss. Love, The Gorman Family Sandra & Dan Gorman, June 27, 2020 Dearest Alan, Alex and Kathleen, God bless you all. Julie will be missed greatly. One of the most amazing women in my life. No amount of words can express how much our love and sisterhood meant to me and I believe Julie felt the same. Kindly and prayers,
Doreen Murphy, June 27, 2020 It is with such a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to such a beautiful lady and friend. We send prayers and love to the family and will be here for you! Stuart & Kathy Prior, June 27, 2020 I am deeply sorry for your loss. Julie was a wonderful person and I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to have known her. Her enthusiastic, kind, thoughtful, and magnetic personality undoubtedly touched many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you (Alan), Alex, and Kathleen. Amanda Coffman, June 26, 2020 Words cannot express the deep sorrow and loss that is felt with the loss of such an exuberant and wonderful person. She truly was the most accepting, loving, caring person, and definitely the life of the party! Jules, you will be missed, but never forgotten. I pray that you are in heaven, at peace and in no more pain. Love you - always! Kathryn Kathryn Swadley, June 26, 2020 Sorry for terrible loss. Frank Prainito, June 26, 2020 Alan, I am sorry to hear this. We pray for you. Marvin & Peggy Breeze Marvin Breeze, June 26, 2020 I am heartbroken for you. Julie was so sweet, just a beautiful person. Bonnie Call, June 26, 2020 Alan and Family, So very sorry to hear about Julie's passing. I remember you both fondly from our years at Cheddars. Sending hugs and prayers for peace!! Heidi (Moore) Holguin, June 26, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends of Julie. She will be missed by many. Diana Godwin, June 26, 2020 My favorite Julie story: Julie and I were in the front office working and Alan had one of those closed-door meetings, where everyone knows not to interrupt him. This man walks in and of course Julie greets him. He says, “I’m trying to see my family and I need $40.00 for a tank of gas. I promise I will bring back the money next week.” Julie pauses and she said “Ok, hang on a minute”. Julie walked into Alan’s office and says “Alan, I need some cash.” Alan says, “Not now Julia.” He always called her Julia when he was serious. Like a mom calling a child by their middle name. Julie said “Alan, I know you have money in your wallet.” As he pulled out $100.00 out of his wallet, he asked “What’s it for?”. She grabbed it and said, “Don’t worry about it.” Julie closed the door and handed the man the $100.00. As he accepted it, he swore he would bring it back next week. After Alan gets done with the meeting, he finds Julie and asks her again what is for, Julie told him. Naturally, he was a little irritated because she just handed a random person $100.00 but he was proud of who she was and loved her anyway. The funny part is, Alan was in a meeting with the bank, when his wife stormed in asking for money… This is how I will remember her, the one who would give you the shirt off your back. My deepest condolences to everyone who loved Julie.
Blair Hutchinson, June 26, 2020 So saddened by this sudden news, it’s been many years since our days together on Matthews PTA. Our families thoughts and prayers are with Alan, Alex and Kathleen. The Edwards Family Susan Edwards, June 26, 2020 I am one of Cathy Roberts’ sisters. I’m so sorry this has happened. I was at parties where Julie attended- the description in her obituary is so true. Trish Morgan, June 26, 2020 My deepest condolence, Julia was truly a beautiful lady inside and out. I can't say that I have met anyone that displayed such kindness and concern for other than Julia. She will be missed. My prayers go out to the family.
Janice Warren, June 26, 2020