Julia C. DeWitt, a devoted wife, loving mother, and successful entrepreneur, passed away on October 7, 2023. Julia’s life was characterized by her unwavering commitment to her family, her infectious joy for life, and her passion for various hobbies.
Born to William and Julia Keane, Julia grew up in a close-knit family. She cherished her parents and brothers James Keane, Father Patrick Keane, and William, whom she dearly missed since his passing. Julia’s faith played an integral role in her life, and she was a faithful member of the Catholic community.
Her professional pursuits included years of service at the oral surgery offices at the University of Texas Medical Branch, UTMB, a successful jewelry business, and Sonic expansion management to name a few. Julia found immense joy in her personal interests. She had a green thumb and spent countless hours tending to her garden, nurturing the vibrant blooms that brought beauty to her surroundings. Bird watching was another beloved pastime; she found solace in observing the graceful creatures that visited her backyard.
In her leisure time, Julia enjoyed travel, exploring new destinations and immersing herself in different cultures. She relished the opportunity to experience the wonders of the world and create cherished memories with her loved ones. Additionally, she found great satisfaction in completing puzzles, which challenged her mind and offered moments of relaxation.
Julia had an affinity for antiquing, appreciating the stories behind each vintage piece she encountered. She possessed a discerning eye and took pleasure in finding unique treasures that added character to her home. Her collection reflected her distinct taste and creative spirit. She enjoyed countless hours of seashell combing.
Julia’s greatest source of pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. She leaves behind her sons Jerrod Sneller, Michael DeWitt, Mark DeWitt, and Matthew DeWitt, as well as her daughters Barbara Sneller and Maria Waters. Julia adored her daughters-in-law Michelle Sneller and Tonyia DeWitt, and son-in-law Daniel Waters.
Surrounded by the laughter and love of her 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, Julia cherished every moment spent with them. She delighted in their achievements and embraced the role of a doting matriarch with grace and warmth.
Julia’s memory will forever be treasured by her family and friends. Her legacy of strength, kindness, and resilience will continue to inspire all who had the privilege of knowing her. While she will be deeply missed, the impact she made on the lives of those around her will endure.
May Julia C. DeWitt rest in eternal peace, forever remembered and loved by all whose lives she touched.
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