JULIE ANDERSON ORISON\nShe fought a good fight, but on June 14, 2023, Jewell (Julie)\nAnderson Orison (97) died from complications due to the\nshingles virus. Julie (affectionally known as Mimi to friends\nand family) was born on March 23, 1926, in Ogden,\nUtah to Svea Julia Sjostrom and Ralph Emil Anderson.\nDespite the challenges of a difficult childhood, she found hope\nand direction from caring mentors at school. Learning to read\nat an early age ignited a lifelong enthusiasm for literature\nwhich provided joy throughout her life. Julie graduated from\nLogan High School in 1943. Her close association with\nclassmates continued as she joyfully prepared and participated\nin many subsequent reunions. During World Ward II, she\nmarried Mac D. Orison on November 20, 1943. They were the\nparents of 6 children: Kim Duane, Danny Charles (deceased),\nRandy Mac, Julie Ann, Ricky Twayne (deceased), and\nJennifer Sue. The marriage ended in 1970.\nJulie found abundant satisfaction in mothering; she provided\nlove and encouragement to her children and taught them to\nwork hard and become lifelong learners. Her passion for\ncooking was central to family life. She was the quintessential\npie and sourdough waffle maker, serving generous portions to\nfour generations of family members. It was never a holiday\nwithout her celebrated caramel popcorn: she loved to make it,\nshe loved to share it. Along with her culinary interests, she\nwas a passionate gardener. With her artistic eye and eagerness\nto dig, she continually created magnificent flower beds for over\nseventy five years. Mimi was a classic! She had a bright mind,\na love of learning, and kept current on all the hot topics of the\nday. Family and close friends knew not to question her on\npolitics, gardening, or the Jazz.\n\nJulie enjoyed a long career in the medical field working as a\nnurse at Bountiful, Tanner, and Salt Lake Clinics. Particularly\nmeaningful was her research with cardiology patients in\nconjunction with the National Institute of Health. She served\nas leader and president of the Utah Medical Assistants in the\n1970’s and along the way took classes at both Brigham Young\nUniversity, and The University of Utah.\nAs a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day\nSaints, she had many opportunities to serve. Teaching was her\nfavorite calling and she fulfilled that position in Sunday\nSchool, Young Women’s, and Relief Society organizations. In\naddition, she served in the Tulsa Oklahoma Mission, a hostess\nat the Church Office Building, and wrote for the Relief Society\ncorrelation committee.\nJulie leaves a posterity of 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grand\nchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She is preceded in\ndeath by her parents, brother, two sisters, two sons, and one\ngrandson (Chad). A graveside service will be held at\nProvidence City Cemetery on Friday, June 16, at 3:00 p.m.\nThe family expresses deep gratitude to Mimi’s devoted friends:\nStewart and Marge Jacobson (her ministering angels); Becky\nAnderson (her “daughter on loan”); Laura Flood (her sweet\naide); and Dr. Nedda Hendler, her competent and caring\ndoctor. We also wish to thank our wonderful hospice nurse,\nJennilyn Lake, whom we couldn’t have done without.