Julie Anne's Story

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Julie Anne Jones-Grider, age 45, passed away on August 26, 2017, at Sulphur, Okla., surrounded by her loving family. Private services will be held at a later date. Julie was born on November 2, 1971, to Clark Jones and Barbara (McGinness) Jones in Methuen, Mass. She graduated from St. Patrick's Grade School, Lawrence, Mass. She attended Eisenhower High School in Lawton, Okla., and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., and earned a Bachelors degree in Speech and Psychology. Julie, along with her husband, Matt, ran The Flower Bluff Steak House in Sulphur, Okla. She was the former banquet coordinator at Holiday Inn West in Stillwater and nanny for several families in Massachusetts, Texas, and South Lake Tahoe. She was a free spirited, loving and caring soul. Julie was a great conversationalist. She loved skiing, biking, roller derby and her many cats and kittens. She will be missed by many. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frances and Anita (Sullivan) McGinness of Lawrence, Mass.; and fraternal grandparents, Carl and Eula Jones of Oklahoma City. Julie is survived by her husband, Matthew Grider of Sulphur, Okla.; her parents, Clark Jones and Barbara (McGinness) Jones, of Lawrence, Mass.; one brother, Christopher Jones; mother-in-law, Sami Warner; father-in-law, David Grider, and wife, Gigi; sister-in-law, Chelsea Grider; and a host of family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The ASPCA.
Published on September 10, 2017
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