Mrs. Julie Ann Tilton, age 66, of Oakland, OR, passed away peacefully Monday, October 8, 2018. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Gerhard Betzen and Martha Seidl Betzen.

She attended Madonna High School in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated in 1969, and went on to earn a Masters in Fine Arts degree in 1979, at Wichita State University.

She worked for Boeing Company as a graphic artist for 13 years and spent time during her life teaching, drawing and painting.

Julie is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Robert D Tilton; son, Eric R. Tilton; sisters, Geraldine Sas, Louise(Leroy) Wolf, Regina(Dick) Rohlfs, Cecilia McHose; brothers, Chris (Linda) Betzen, Steve (Terry) Betzen, Ted (Kathy) Betzen, and Robert Betzen.

Julie was a very loving and kind person and will be missed dearly by many.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at St. Mark Catholic Church in Colwich, Kansas, on October 27th, 2018, at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Amedisys Foundation Hospice Patient’s Special Needs Fund at

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