Julie Rose Copeland (nee Beebe), 66, of Orono, MN passed away on May 26, 2020 at The Estates of St. Louis Park. She was born on February 19, 1954 in Duluth MN, daughter of Hugh and Rosemary Beebe. She graduated from Grand Rapids Senior High, Grand Rapids MN and went on to receive further training in mass communications, computer and electrical tech, and nursing assistance.
Wry of wit and fiercely independent, Julie consistently sought to take the road less traveled. Her curiosity and quest for experience led her to reside in various towns and cities across Florida and Minnesota and to work as a radio announcer, computer specialist, electrical technician, caterer, geriatric caregiver, and busing aide. The thread that bound all this together was her love of her daughter Jessie and granddaughter Reese. Julie had a zest for life, love of music, and was filled with energy to pursue fun times whenever possible. She brought intrigue and humor to those around her - she will be missed by many.
Proceeded in death by her father, Hugh Beebe and her mother, Rosemary Beebe, Julie is survived by her sisters Jan Mongiat Beebe (Mark) and Melissa Beebe; brothers Thomas Beebe (Cindy), Theodore Beebe (Jill), and Timothy Beebe (Donna); daughter Jessie Copeland; granddaughter Reese Copeland; and an array of nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to mention. There will be a private family service. The family extends thanks to Methodist Hospital and Hospice and The Estates of St. Louis Park for their wonderful care.