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Julia Elizabeth Schwartz

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Born on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1926 to Hiram and Hattie (McNair) Hutchinson in Wessington, S.D. Julia was the youngest of 12 children and on Friday, February 22, 2013 was the last to join her siblings in Heaven.

 

On July 2, 1947, Julia married Orval Schwartz in Wessington, S.D.

 

They moved to Oregon in the summer of 1948. They lived in a logging camp in Prospect, and in September their first child David was born. They moved to Kerby, then to Eagle Point where in 1952 their second child, Janice was born. A few years later they moved to Medford, and in 1958 to Central Point, where she spent the rest of her years.


Julia worked several different jobs before a part-time job at Montgomery Ward turned into full-time that lasted until retirement.


In retirement much time was spent RVing and out fishing. She enjoyed going to Farewell Bend State Park and the coast where they met up with old friends. She enjoyed watching the grandkids play sports and their school activities.


Julia is survived by her loving husband, Orval; son, David (Susan), of Central Point; daughter, Janice Sakraida (John), of Crescent, Ore.; grandchildren, Sherman Schwartz (Christie), of Central Point, Andrea Long (Ryan), of Central Point, and Chris Sakraida (Beccie), of Craig, Alaska; great-grandchildren, Ronnie, Steven, Bryon, Madison, Mackenzie, Alison, Rylee, and Owen.


She was loved and will be greatly missed. At Julia's request, there will be no service or flowers. Donations in Julia's name may be made to Providence Hospice or Ashley Manor Care Centers, 3853 Arrowhead Dr., Medford, OR 97501.


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