Julie Lynn Durden, 61, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away peacefully at Hanson Hospice Care Center in Stevensville, MI on June 13, 2021 with her family by her side.
Julie was born September 2, 1959 to Omeley and Juanita Sliter in Watervliet, MI. After graduating high school, she worked at Leco for 26 years as a supervisor/assembler. Julie was married the love her life, Pat Durden, for 37 years. They had one son, Patrick Durden, who was her pride and joy. Julie was a devoted wife and mother and lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed simple pleasures, chatting with friends and family and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Julie loved her garden – planting and tending to her flowers. However, her true passion was her pets and love for animals. She will be remembered most for her wonderful ability to reach people in a deep and positive way.
Julie is survived by her husband, Pat; son, Patrick Durden; brother, Jeff Sliter; sister, Joyce Heffner; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James and Jerry Sliter and sister, Janet Gadberry.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Julie’s life later this fall. Thank you to all the Hospice staff and visiting nurses that helped care for her. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.purelycremations.org.Print Obituary & Condolences