Julie, “Dollie”, de Kelaita, 76, passed away at her Turlock home after a long illness. She was born to Kezakia and Julia De kelaita in Flint, Michigan. She attended schools in Michigan before moving to Turlock in 1945 at the age of 11. She graduated from Turlock High School. After high school she moved to the Bay Area, where she lived for nearly 50 years. Julie worked as a travel agent and enjoyed extensive travelling around the world. She loved animals and cared for many of them. Her favorite dog “Patches” recently died after 15 years of companionship.
Julie was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings: Don De kelaita, Norman De kelaita, Deanna Hill, and Lee De kelaita. She is survived by two brothers: Nate De keliata of Redwood City, CA and Ken De kelaita of Turlock and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions are suggested for Hospice of Emanuel. No services are planned. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.