Julie Smith

Julie C. Wince Haarsager Smith, born Jan. 7, 1947 in Peoria, IL, to Carl and Norma (Nielsen) Wince, died Feb. 7, 2013, in hospice care, succumbing to complications of renal cancer in Fort Collins, CO.

Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother was raised in Vermillion, where she also worked for and attended USD. She married Dennis Haarsager in 1966 and they had one daughter, Jennie.

Julie was awarded a bachelor’s degree in social work and master’s degree in public administration from Boise State University and worked professionally in elder services in Boise and affordable housing services in Fort Collins.

She is survived by Greg Smith of Fort Collins, her husband of 33 years, and, in Queensland, Australia, her daughter Jennie Haarsager-Lieske, son-in-law Scott Lieske, and grandchildren Sam and Nora Lieske. Julie loved quilting, baking, and had a special place in her heart for rescued animals. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, gifts be made to Larimer Humane Society, 5137 S. College Ave., Ft. Collins, CO 80525. At Julie’s request, no memorial service is planned.

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