Jule (Pronounced Jewel) Grayce (Roberts) Farley, 93, of Farragut, Iowa and formerly of Colorado entered into the arms of her lord on Tuesday evening, July 2, 2019 at Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah.
Celebration of Life Services for Jule will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Roy Nelson officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Following the service, lunch and fellowship with the family will take place at Cornerstone Fellowship Church (1212 Peppertree Dr) in Shenandoah. Private family burial will take place in the Farragut Cemetery. Memorials in Jule's name are being directed to Cornerstone Fellowship Church or to People For Paws.
Jule Grayce (Roberts) Farley was born on February 6, 1926 in Kimball, Nebraska, the daughter of Floyd and Mary (Willman) Roberts of rural New Raymer, Colorado. She arrived in to the presence of her Lord and Savior, on July 2, 2019, at the age of 93.
Jule grew up in the northeastern Colorado ranching country and developed a great love of all animals, particularly her beloved horses, “T-Tail” and “Cricket”, who were her major mode of transportation. She attended a one-room country school through the 8th grade, then continued her education as a boarding student, at Kimball High School, graduating with the class of 1945. Jule then moved to Denver, Colorado where she graduated from the Colorado Medical and Dental School as a certified Nurse Aide. She worked at her chosen profession in Denver at the Fitzsimons Military Hospital, caring for soldiers wounded during World War II.
On November 27, 1945 she married her childhood friend Llewelyn Dale Farley in Denver after he returned from overseas duty. She accompanied her husband to his assigned bases until his enlistment was up. They returned to Colorado, where they made their home in Platteville, raising their two children, Grayce and David.
Jule lived most of her life in Colorado; working at Deason’s Drug in Ft. Lupton, the old Greeley Hospital, moving to the new Weld County General Hospital and continued work for the renamed Northern Colorado Medical Center and retired from nursing after 25+ years of service. She then went to work for the Wright McGill company making handmade fishing rods until she decided to fully retire. Jule also was a very active member of the Sarah Coventry and Comtempo Jewelry sales team, winning numerous sales awards.
Jule was a member of the First Methodist Church in Platteville for many years. In 2009, she moved to Farragut, Iowa to live with her daughter Grayce “Dee” and son-in-law Gary, where she continued to grow in faith with Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Shenandoah.
Jule traveled extensively and enjoyed many trips with her children and grandchildren. She particularly enjoyed the family tradition of family picnics along the St. Vrain River west of Lyons in the foothills of her beloved mountains. She loved her three dogs, cats, flowers, especially roses, and reading her Bible.
Jule was preceded in death by her parents, her son David; and former husband Dale. She is survived by her daughter Dee (Gary) Shepard of Farragut; daughter–in-law Melbie Farley of Platteville, CO; three grandchildren, Mike (Michelle) Shepard of Melissa, TX, Sandy (Rick) McIntyre of Farragut, and Dale (Kayla) Farley of Platteville, CO; and ten great grandchildren, Lori (Brian), Torie (Nic), Bruce (Shelby), Brian (Alexis), Brett, Torenton, Tinley, Austen, Autumn and Ariel.
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People For Paws
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Cornerstone Fellowship Church
1212 Peppertree Dr, Shenandoah IA 51601