Julie Gail


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Julie Gail Duffy

Dec 19 1961 - Oct 27 2020

Julie Gail Duffy, 58, of Frisco, Texas passed away on October 27, 2020. After having elective surgery performed a month earlier, Julie developed a series of complications and was finally recovering when she was diagnosed with Covid-19 and succumbed to the virus.

Julie was born on December 19, 1961 in Newport Beach, California. Her parents were Texas natives and moved back shortly after Julie was born. She grew up in Richardson, Texas, and graduated from J. J. Pearce High School in 1980. She met her husband, Christopher Duffy, when they worked together at Sterling Jewelry in 1982. They married on April 19, 1986.

Julie's family meant everything to her. She was proud of her two sons, Andrew and Spencer, and enjoyed her years at home raising them. When her boys were in elementary school, Julie decided to earn her bachelor's degree in education at the University of North Texas. In 2002, she returned to her roots in Richardson, where she began teaching at Classical Magnet and stayed through its transition to Arapaho Classical Magnet. She taught sixth, fourth, third and, most recently, first grade.

Family and friends describe Julie as kind, gentle and generous. She loved going on family trips to the lake, the beach or to visit her husband’s family in Massachusetts, she especially enjoyed casino weekends, and she was always up for concerts. Julie and her husband, Chris, created a happy home where everyone, dogs and cats included, were welcome.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Wayman Ivy and Dorsay Solomon Ivy; and her brother, Dwight Ivy. She is survived by her husband, Christopher; her sons, Andrew, of Frisco, and Spencer, of Dallas; her daughter-in-law, Michele, and her grandsons, Jack and Henry. Julie also is survived by her sisters, Vicki Arbogast, and her husband, Rodger, and Marla Aruffo, and her husband, Ric; her brother, Ted Ivy; and her sister-in-law, Nancy Ivy. She also had many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.

The family is not planning a memorial service at this time. If you feel compelled to send something, donations to Operation Kindness, an organization dear to Julie, or donations for food and cleaning services for the family during their time of grief are much appreciated.

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