PHOENIX, Ariz. — Julie Ann Westhoff, 47, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away Dec. 26, 2013 in Phoenix, Ariz. Julie was born on Oct. 16, 1966, in Hays, the daughter of Earl and Carolyn Westhoff. She lived and worked in Phoenix, Ariz.
Julie was actively involved in the T-Gen Foundation, a translational genomics research institute dedicated to finding a cure for ovarian cancer. Julie served on the Board of the T-Gen Foundation for several years and received their first Crusader Award in 2010. Julie worked tirelessly to get out the message of early detection and treatment for ovarian cancer, including several magazine articles and public service announcements in Arizona.
Julie was preceded in death by her mother Carolyn Westhoff.
Julie is survived by her father, Earl Westhoff, Denver, Colo.; brother, Paul Westhoff and wife Antoinette, Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Debra Dodd and husband Brian, Denver, Colo.; and brother, Steve Westhoff and wife Kym, Phoenix, Ariz. Julie is also survived by nephews, Taylor, Kameron and Dillon, and nieces, Alexzandria, McKena, KatieBelle, and Madison, all of Arizona; nieces Abby, Ellie, Madeline, and Lily, Denver, Colo.; and several family members and dear friends around the country.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Great Bend at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, with an interment of ashes at the Great Bend Cemetery following the service. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Feb. 1, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Memorials may be made to Sisters In Survival (sistersinsurvival.org) a non-profit foundation that provides free screenings and medical care for women with ovarian cancer.
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Jan. 9, 2014**