willems, julie

Julie Ann Holden Willems

May 21, 1959 - July 27, 2020

Julie Ann Holden Willems of Allen, Texas, originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, passed away the weekend of July 25, 2020.  She was the granddaughter of Umberto Mularoni (wife, Adeline “Lina” Mularoni), and Harold C. Holden (wife, Rose Ann Sheehan Holden). 

Julie was loved by all who knew her.  She was a loving mother, had an indomitable spirit, had a contagious and beautiful laugh, loved children and animals, and was so happy she had the chance to personally meet her new grandbaby, Holden, in June.  Julie was 61 years old.  She had a very successful career as an executive for both Sprint and Arbonne International.  She will be missed by so many.

Julie is survived by her parents, James K. and Joann C. Holden of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; sister, Andrea Holden Haigh  and husband, Chris of Maui, Hawaii; brother, John J. Holden and wife, Allison of Santa Fe, New Mexico; brother, Paul J. Holden of Mound, Minnesota; former husband, John C. Willems III of Allen, Texas and their four children, Dr. Kaitlin Blankenship (husband, Derek and their baby, Holden) of Worcester, Massachusetts, Riley E. Willems (engaged to Will Elmore) of Madison, Mississippi, Margaret “Maggie” M. Willems  and husband, Michael Worley of Allen, Texas, and John Carl “JC” Willems IV and wife, Bernadette, “Bernie” of Allen, Texas.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Julie’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www2.jdrf.org/goto/juliew). 

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So very sorry to hear about Julie. She was such a very special person. Just loved her. Rest In Peace old friend -
Lisa Limia , August 6, 2020 I worked with Julie for many years at Sprint. She was very professional, a beautiful spirit, a beautiful woman. The first time I ever heard about beef Wellington was when she was planning an event outside of Sprint. So sorry for your loss. Sharon Reich, August 5, 2020 Julie was such a ray of sunshine, and always had a smile on her face, and in her heart. So happy to have had the joy of working with such a beautiful soul. You will be so missed.
Carla Houston, August 2, 2020 Momma, I miss you, I Love you and you will always be in our hearts. You were a light in the world and heaven gained another angel. - Michael
Michael Worley Ii, August 1, 2020
I am extremely sorry to hear about Julie. I knew Julie as we were 5th floor neighbors at the Lofts at Watters Creek a couple years ago. I moved away but am back now. She had just gotten my new phone number and we were going to re-connect. To Julie, I was "Miss Kathy". I would love to hear from one of her children....469/640-1538. Again I am very sorry...you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, "Miss Kathy"
Kathy "Miss Kathy" Stalder, August 1, 2020 Julie was a wonderful supervisor and friend at Arbonne. I will miss her so much and was so glad to know her! The office won't feel the same without her and her smile.
Kendale Hamlet, August 1, 2020
Julie had a beautiful spirit and a contagious smile. I met Julie during our career at Sprint in 1987 and worked with her for almost 20 years. She would always open her home to the “old Sprint gang” and was a gracious host. She was so proud of her children and spoke about them all the time. She’s home now and will definitely be missed. May God Bless her family and watch over them. Lovely yours,
Judy Hayes, July 31, 2020 Julie was such a kind loving friend who was a Bright Stsr to me full of life! Friends forever!! God bless you!
Julie Campbell Brown , July 31, 2020