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Julia (Julie) B. Pangborn October 24, 1927 - May 22, 2022

Julia B Pangborn, age 94, a resident of Meridian, Idaho, for more than 20 years, died on May 22, 2022, in Boise, Idaho.

Julia’s education was varied, having attended high schools in Bishop, CA, Oakland, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, and at age 16, was graduated from Westminster Junior College, Salt Lake City, UT.  She then went on to graduate from Katharine Gibbs Business College and Secretarial School in New York City, NY.  Later Julia Graduated from University of Nevada at Reno with a BA degree in English and Journalism.

Julia worked at various business offices in Bishop, CA.  Julia was married to Jack Pangborn in 1949, and they moved to Reno, NV, where Jack continued his education, and eventually opened his own accounting firm.

Julia and her late husband, Jack, moved from Reno, Nevada, after retirement, to be near their two daughters and families, who had settled in the Boise area.

Julia was busy with many social activities, including her sorority at UNR, Gamma Phi Beta, Girls Scouts, Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and Assistance League. Julia also became a Real Estate Broker, and a Registered Parliamentarian, and taught Parliamentary Law classes.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Jack H. Pangborn, her parents, David D. Baker and Ruth S. Baker, her brother, Martin E. Fernberg, and her granddaughter, Melissa Kessler Nelson.

Julia is survived by her two daughters, Gail E. Northness (Dr. David G. Northness) and Verna R. Kessler (Tim Strand); grandchildren, Jennifer L. Northness-Tigli, Jeffrey Northness (Lindsay Whitaker Northness) and Stephen R. Northness, all in the Boise area, granddaughter Sarah R. Schissler (Mark Schissler), of Kuna, ID; great granddaughter, Emily Nelson; great-great granddaughter, Alexandria Mae Nelson and great-grandson, Ryan K. Nelson, all of Beaver Dam, WI.  She is also survived by many great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City, Idaho.

To watch the memorial service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/715799808

To watch the memorial tribute video, please visit: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/MPRRX7JD5Y7RTDNQ

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Daughters of the Nile Foundation, C/O Herbie Kay Lundquist, 6705 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas, 78731-2817.

 

 

A memorial service will be held, 2:30 pm, Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City, Idaho.

To watch the memorial service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/715799808

To watch the memorial tribute video, please visit: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/MPRRX7JD5Y7RTDNQ

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    Beth Vargason says

    Everyone who knew Julie also knew what a special person she was, and the details of her wonderful life demonstrate that. She demonstrated her specialness to me the moment we joined our neighborhood. She was the first person to welcome us with open arms, literally. She threw her arms around a complete stranger and said, “I’m so glad you’re here.” She has been special to me ever since. Thank you Julie for showing us such kindness.

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    Linde Ballentine says

    Gail and Verna, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember her as such a lovely person helping out during our years in Rainbow. Now she has become the Rainbow.

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    James Elliott says

    Gail,
    Although we did not know your mom, it is amazing how women like her give of themselves to others and pursue outside interests, while concurrently raising a family and managing a home. Your mom was obviously one of the best at this juggling act–a true contributor. Blessings to your family as you celebrate Julia’s life.
    Kerry Ellen and Jim Elliott

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      Gail Northness says

      Thank you so much for your message to us regarding Mom’s life. You are very kind and thoughtful, and I appreciate your condolences. She truly instilled in us the value of giving to others through volunteerism, and for that we are very grateful.

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