Julie Ann Nash of Columbia, Missouri was born on Thursday, April 24, 1969 in Salem, Missouri to Douglas Delano and Mary Lee Mathes Nash and passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the age of 52 years, 1 month and 20 days.
Julie grew up in Salem, Missouri and attended Salem schools. She was adventurous and a tom boy; one day her father who was the Park Ranger was dispatched to a forest fire, just to find out it was started by Julie. She was a natural caregiver.
She received her Associate Degree in nursing. She worked as a LPN in both Salem, Missouri and Rolla, Missouri and as a paramedic in Rolla, Missouri.
She later joined the United States Army as a medic where she served her country honorably during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was a Private 1st Class. She helped with the following organizations in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans with Addictions and Peer Support for Mental Health.
Julie loved animals, especially her dog Suzie. She loved being outside on the river or on a trail.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Mary Nash; son, William “Billy” Nickles Jr.; sister, Dawn Conley; brother-in-law, Stanley Chandler; and nephew, Billy Joel Richmond.
She is survived by her children, Ashley Nickles Pepin and husband Matthew Pepin of Nashville, Tennessee, Emily Martino of Columbia, Missouri and Zakkary Nash of Rolla, Missouri; sister and best friend, Barbie Nash of Columbia, Missouri; siblings, Rebecca and husband Ronnie Lowe of Texas, Anita and husband Bill Richmond, Rita and husband Don Fisher and Dwain and wife Paula Conley, all of Salem, Missouri, Elaine Chandler of Viburnum, Missouri and Chris and wife Trish Conley of Rolla, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home, in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Gene Roark officiating.
The family chose cremation as her final disposition.
Burial will be at the Steelville Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.