Julie Marie Roden


Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, 8 Dec. 2000, page 2.
Also: The Pioneer, Ten Sleep, Wyoming, 8 December 2000, page 2.
     TEN SLEEP -- Julie Marie Roden, 17, died at her home in Ten Sleep on Tuesday, December 5, 2000, due to  complication of an asthma attack.
     She was born April 29, 1983, to Leon and Cheryl (Simons) Roden at Mankato, Minn.  The family moved to Ten Sleep when Julie was in the third grade.
     She was an active member of the Ten Sleep Student Council where she was serving as vice president.  She was inducted into the Art Honor Society her sophomore year.  She received a National Choir award; she was active in music, band, and the matinee.
     Smiling and joking, everyone know where she was.  She was the class president during her sophomore year and a member of the Wyoming Association of Student Councils.  She had achieved the honor roll each semester during high school.
     She enjoyed friends and family and communication with friends around the world via the Internet.  She had a deep belief in family traditions.  She has a great love for the disabled veterans and their commitment to our country.  Her immediate goal was to attend the WWII Memorial Dedication in Washing, D.C.
     She was an avid fan of Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live.
     She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Gilbert Roden; and her maternal grandparents, Dola and John Peter Simons, Naomi Rodert, and Arlo Simons.
     She is survived by her parents, Leon and Cheryl; a sister, Angela; a brother, Matthew; paternal grandmother, Ora Roden of Mankato; aunts and uncles, Marilyn (Bill) North of Edmond, Okla., Audrey Roden of Mankato, Sylvia Disney of Irving, Texas, David Roden of Parker, Colo., Donald Roden of Billings, Mont., Francis (Cyndy) Simons of Sarasota, Fla., Joann (Arnie) Robert of Lake City, Iowa, John ('Allyson) Simons of Virginia, Rosemary (Robert) Haberman of Brewster, Minn., Rita (Ted) Broberg of Seattle, Wash., Rebecca Vorsten of Layton, Iowa; and 25 cousins.
     Graveside services will be Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Ten Sleep cemetery with Father Martin Skierka officiating.
     Rosary and visitation for the family and friends will be recited Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel in Worland.
     Memorial donations may be made to either the Ten Sleep Ambulance or the Disabled Veterans of America in care of the Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, Wyoming, 82401.
     Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.