Julie Ann Manthie
January 24, 1958 – December 22, 2021
Your Hug Meant the World
Nobody else held me so tight
Or made me feel so right
No one’s eyes shined so bright with love
As my mom, who is now high above.
- Tamsen Butler
It is with heartbreak and great sadness that the family of Julie Manthie announces her sudden passing on December 22, 2021 at the age of 63 from an unexpected heart attack.
Julie will be lovingly remembered by her children, Kristina (Justin), Kurtis and Kyle; grandchildren, Aaliyah & Carter; mother, Shirley; siblings, Randy (Cathy) and Debbie; and numerous other family members and friends.
She was predeceased by her granddaughter (Makayla), father (Bill), and brother-in-law (Paul).
Julie was born to Bill and Shirley Aden, January 24, 1958 in Enumclaw, WA and graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1976. She was married to George Manthie for 25 years and raised their 3 children in Auburn, WA. In 2012, she moved to Anchorage, AK and in 2017, she moved to San Diego, CA where she happily accepted her new title as “Mimi” while helping to care for her grandchildren.
Julie was nothing short of an incredible mom, Mimi, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her laugh was one of a kind and her smile would light up the room. She loved unconditionally and her caring, giving and kind personality was contagious. She could always make you laugh, even if it wasn’t intentional. When she wasn’t playing Rummy (and winning all of our quarters), you could find her enjoying the outdoors, especially if it was with her kids and grandkids, and she never shied away from any of the crazy adventures with her sons. Even though her children are now adults, she continued to shower them with an abundance of love, support and encouragement, helped them with anything they requested, stood by their side no matter what, and made sure to check on each of them every single day. She was immensely proud of her family and filled their lives with so much love. Julie leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories and is missed more than she might ever know.
Mom, we love you more.