Julia Timmerman, 68, of Dutton passed away the morning of November 3, 2021, after a valiant fight. Julia was born to Thomas and Margaret Floerchinger in Conrad. She graduated from Conrad High School and later the University of Great Falls. Julia didn’t just live life, she loved it! Julia’s laughter was infectious and cheery. She greeted each day with a smile and knew no stranger. She liked to stay busy and over the course of her life worked or volunteered at over 50 jobs including working at the Tastee Freeze. She was a dental assistant, a flight attendant, a cook…She was truly a Jill-of-all-trades. Her most memorable job was when she was working as a bookkeeper at Breen Oil where a match-making neighbor set her up with the man she’d spend the rest of her life with.
Julia is a local legend in the kitchen. She could create meals that brought a smile to everyone. Her pies were a staple for many people, often taking special requests or simply learning the favorites and going from there. Her amazing wares could be found weekly at the Lily Bean and were enjoyed by all. She was also renowned for her wedding cakes, the last of which she made for her daughter. She cooked weekly meals at the senior center where she met and became friends with so many people. Julia loved to make people happy through food. She also had a passion for gardening and canning, a bounty she shared with family and friends. Her jams and jellies were sought after by many. Julia had an artistic side and ran her own business, Prairie Happenings. She could often be found with her daughters selling her wares at craft fairs and antique fairs in the area.
Spending time with her family was something Julia always enjoyed. Recently she and her daughters, Savannah and Brooke, made a dream trip to Ireland where Julia took the wheel and led them on a tour of places where her family originated. Julia raised three strong boys, too and was proud of the men they grew into. Traveling to auctions with Boone to add to her vast collection of unique antique pieces that filled their family home was always a favorite way to spend a day. Julia also had a special place in her heart for animals. She was the ‘treat lady’ for her 4 grand dogs and secretly spoiled her own dog, Goose, by letting him be an inside dog while Boone was away!
Preceding her in death were her father and brother, Tom and Kevin Floerchinger. She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 30 years, Boone; sons, Seth (Vidhi) Secrease, Josh (Jennifer) Secrease, Bridger (Janelle) Timmerman; and daughters, Savannah (Malachi) Emmons and Brooke Timmerman. Julia has left a legacy for her 12 grandchildren. They will know her through the love of her family and friends. She will always be our beloved wife, mom, friend, and Nana. She touched the lives of so many people, leaving an imprint and a legacy that will never be forgotten. We miss her more every moment and we will love her forever.
Although there will not be a public service, there will be a private family gathering to celebrate a life well lived. As a former librarian and lifetime lover of books, we ask that in lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the Dutton Public Library.