Julia J. “Julie” Hughes
February 27, 1958 ‒ May 17, 2019
Julia J. “Julie” Hughes, age 61, of Marion, boarded the train to Heaven on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Kobacker House in Columbus following a battle with cancer.
On February 27, 1958, Julie was born in Marion, Ohio, the oldest of three daughters of Marilyn M. (Rose) Porterfield and the late Jerry R. Porterfield. She graduated from River Valley High School in the class of 1976.
In June of 1979, Julie married Howard H. Hughes, who preceded her in death on December 2, 2001.
Julie worked in nutrition services at Marion General Hospital for nearly ten years. Previously, she was a hostess at Applebee’s.
Having a love for the ocean, Julie loved every minute of having her toes in the sand and searching for seashells. Her family will forever cherish their memories of Julie on the beach.
If she wasn’t at the beach, Julie’s second favorite place was home. She loved sitting outside, enjoying nature and watching the seasons pass by. She also was an avid reader, who had a quite the sweet tooth, and loved listening to her favorite songs.
Julie will be remembered as a woman with the strongest of spirits, overcoming countless struggles with integrity and grace. She was brave and fearless, always giving her all to provide for her three children. Her huge heart overflowed with love for her children and grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children: Holly (Tyler) Gray, Josh (Katie Dozer) Hughes, and Shelby Hughes; four grandchildren: Emmalynn and Eli Gray, and Quinn and Nox Hughes, with one more on the way, Gia Hughes; mother, Marilyn Porterfield; two sisters: Becky Porterfield, and Amy (Brooks) Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
Including her husband and father, Julie was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Eila Gray.
Her family will observe services privately at her graveside in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio State University, James Cancer Center via (https://www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/OnlineGivingDonation.aspx?Source_Code=DEV_AG-MED_CHRI-JamesWeb-ON-S&Fund=310921) or to OhioHealth Kobacher Hospice House via (https://foundation.ohiohealth.com/programs/hospice-giving).
On behalf of her family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of the staff and doctors who took care of Mom at both The James Cancer Center and the Kobacker House. Also, to Snyder Funeral Homes for your compassion and care for Mom.
Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, are honored to serve Julie’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.