Julie Ann (Johnson)Eck – February 15, 2020

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    RAVENA -- Julie Ann (Johnson)Eck, 67, peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, February 15, 2020 after a 6-year battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 15, 1952 in Keene, New Hampshire to Barbara & Edward Johnson.

 Julie was a school bus driver for the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk School District Transportation Department. She retired after 36 years of service in 2015. Julie lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. Julie was a caring and generous individual. As most who knew her know she was an avid shopper and return queen. A proud member of the QVC Club, she exchanged nearly everything she purchased for a different style or color several times to finally return it to get the original item purchased. Some of her favorite times were when she was out and about shopping, stopping for a good cup of coffee, grabbing a bite to eat with friends and family. Many good times and memories were made playing rummy, hosting back yard parties, spending time in her rock garden and on the infamous all- girl road trips. Julie was an aggressive rummy player and often she and her dearest friend Cathy France would enjoy running the table Friday nights. Julie thought the world of her two grandchildren and loved her time with them. Her children will remember her as a loving, kind, caring mother who encouraged them to pursue their dreams.

 Julie is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Robert L. Eck, Jr; her children, Robert (Karen) Eck of Johnstown, BillieJo (Ken) Mueller of Alcove and Jason Eck of Ravena; grandchildren, Amanda and Kenny Mueller; her sisters, Sylvia Marrott and Kathy Spencer and her best friend Cathy France. Predeceased by her parents Barbara and Edward Johnson, her brothers, Edward, Delmas, Kenneth and her sister Carolyn.

 The family would like to thank Cathy France for her dedication to our family during the final days of Julie’s journey.

Family and friends are invited and may call from 4-6pm on Thursday, February 20th, at The Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. A memorial service will follow at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Julie may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org/donate.