Julia Holmes

Obituary of Julia Holmes

Julia Arnold Holmes, age 83, of Nokomis, Florida, passed away peacefully on  April 14, 2022.  She was born in Elmhurst, Illinois April 26, 1938. Julia attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois – she graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana in 1960, where she was on the Dean’s List earning a degree in Elementary Education. During her college years she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Alpha Chapter, studied abroad in Europe, was a cheerleader and synchronized swimmer. Julia married her college sweetheart, Douglas Holmes, and raised their four children in Slidell, Louisiana.

Julia loved living by the beach where she was an avid shell collector – she also loved the mountains and during her retirement she enjoyed her cabin in the Colorado Rockies. Bird watching and reading were her favorite pastimes. Julia’s fruitful life was lovingly spent with her four children and five grandchildren.

In Slidell, Louisiana Julia attended First United Methodist and Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she was an active member and enjoyed playing in the handbell choir for many years. Early in her career she was an elementary school teacher and then later taught computer technology. In 1991, she moved to Nokomis, Florida to be close to her parents, continued her career with Westfield Company and enjoyed her retirement years.

Surviving family members include her daughters, Nancy Weiss and her husband John Weiss of Denver, Colorado, and Amy Holmes Joiner of Tampa, Florida; son Scott Holmes of Grand Canyon, Arizona; grandchildren Jack Weiss of Denver, Colorado, Andrew Weiss of Seattle, Washington, Garrett Joiner of Tampa, Florida, Haley Joiner of Tampa, Florida, and Cameryn Joiner of Tampa, Florida; sisters Mary Ellen Stanley of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Nancy Tyree of Orlando, Florida; and brother Bill Arnold of Somas, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard L. and Ellen W. Arnold, and her first son, Mark Holmes.

A memorial service will be held at Bay Point Church (formerly Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church). 208 Palm Avenue, Nokomis, FL 34275 at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The service will be held in the Chapel.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Ovarian Cancer Research and Alliance https://ocrahope.org or the Susan G. Komen Foundation https://komen.org.

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Memorial Service

11:00 am
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Bay Point Church
208 Palm Ave
Nokomis, Florida, United States
Service will be in the Chapel
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