JULIA ANN RAYNOR
Julia Ann Raynor, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin and niece, went home to the waiting arms of her Father on April 28, 2018.
Born on May 14, 1960, in Seattle, Washington, to Harold (Hal) and Voyla Steves, Julia moved to Anchorage, Alaska, at age 12, graduating from A.J. Dimond High School in 1978, where she met and fell in love with John Richard (Rich) Raynor, whom she married on August 10, 1980. Her son, David, was born in June of 1981, followed by daughters Kelly and Marie in 1983 and 1985.
Julia’s greatest passion, outside of her Lord, was her family. Julia stayed home to raise and home schooled her children until they hit college age. She then loved on her grandchildren and spent over three years raising three of them, including homeschooling for two years. She also was a longtime volunteer at the Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center (now Hope Services and N’Lite Women’s Clinic) and served on the center’s Board of Directors for a number of years, as well as devoting many years to the Wellspring Bible Fellowship Quilting Ministry.
Julia and her family moved to Roseburg, Oregon, in January of 1995, settling in Garden Valley.
Julia loved reading, gardening, sewing, quilting and knitting, not necessarily in that order. Her home was always open to others, providing shelter in times of need for a number of people, both friends and strangers alike.
Julia will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Julia was preceded in death by her father, Harold Steves; and she is survived by her husband, Rich Raynor; mother, Voyla Steves; sister, Arden Sleadd; children, David Raynor, Kelly Raynor and Marie Raynor; and grandchildren, Ian, Cara and Caitlinn Jones, and Rachel and Gavin Raynor.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Wellspring Bible Fellowship in Roseburg, OR, at the corner of Garden Valley and Kline, at 2:00 p.m. on May 19, 2018. All are invited. In lieu of flowers, Julia requested that donations be made to Hope Services in Roseburg, Oregon, or Home School Legal Defense Association.