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1/27/2014 2:00:00 PM
OBITUARY: Julie Ann Barrett-Hayden
Julie Ann Barrett-Hayden
Julie Ann Barrett-Hayden


Julie Ann Barrett-Hayden entered into eternal life Jan. 22, 2014, at the age of 51. Julie was born to F. Wayne and Winona Barrett Dec. 9, 1962.

Julie graduated from Palo Verde High School in 1981. While in high school, Julie was a member of the FFA. After graduating high school, Julie was a member of many community organizations such as, Blythe Area Chamber of Commerce, Blythe Bluegrass Festival, California Women for Agriculture, Happy Hoofers, Blythe Riding Club, The Bud Light Girls, CERT, and the Blythe Elk Lodge. Julie worked for Fred's Racquet, Palo Verde Valley Times, C B Plumbing, and Century 21 Osborne Realty. Julie and Mark owned and operated an agricultural spraying service. She retired from Century 21 when she and Mark started a small cattle company.

Her love of horses started when her Uncle Ruben Jimenez gave her a Shetland pony. From that time on, if you were searching for Julie, you would find her on the back of a horse. Julie was a cowgirl in the true sense of the word. Julie loved barrel racing, roping, square dancing on horseback with the Happy Hoofers, cleaning trails, putting together rides with the Blythe Riding Club, and long trail rides, which were often rewarded with a frosty beverage with one or more of her many cowgirl friends. Julie relished teaching her many nieces, nephews, and friend's children how to ride, so that they too could enjoy the western way of life.

After Julie and Mark's first cattle drive, they were hooked. Julie was thrilled when Mark was offered the opportunity to run a cattle ranch in Porterville, Calif. and could hardly wait for their new adventure to begin. This was also one of the items at the top of Julie's Bucket List and she was living her dream with her Marlboro Man, aka, Mark Hayden.

Julie was also fondly known to her family and friends as Slick, Aunt Jugee Bean, Sidewinder, Julie Oolie, and Lil Blonde Girl.

Many of you know that Julie had cerebral palsy. Some people would consider this a disability, but not Julie. She never let it limit her in anything she set out to accomplish; in fact it made her a stronger and more compassionate person.

Julie's loving spirit is carried on by her devoted and loving husband Mark Hayden; her treasured sons, Jeffrey Wade II (Tamara), and Jacob Hayden; her cherished grandson, Brody Wade; her mother, Winona Barrett; siblings, Michael Hinson (Plonia), Deborah Barrett-Smith (Howard), Brenda Barrett-Lugo (Danny), Jacquelynn Barrett-Boyens, and F. Wayne Barrett, Jr.; nieces and nephews, Naomi Smith, Chantel Boyens-Rodriguez (Jorge), Peter Hinson, Daniel Lugo, Andrea Boyens, Ollie Barrett, Jessica Lugo, Hayden McDougall, and Molly McDougall; grand-nieces and nephews, Ryan Bedoya, Taylor Bedoya, Sophia Rodriguez, and Daniel Rodriguez; father-in-law James Hayden; sister-in-law Terry-Hayden McDougall (Pat); and and brother-in-law Benjamin Hayden.

She was preceded in death by her father F. Wayne Barrett.

Our Julie will be deeply and forever missed in this world by her husband, sons, grandchild, mother, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and a wealth of friends.

Services for Julie will be held Feb. 1, 2014, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Lutheran Church, 701 E. Chanslorway, Blythe, CA, (760) 922-7321. Donations can be made in Julie's honor to the Blythe Cancer Resource Center.

In lieu of flowers, Julie would have enjoyed you grabbing your favorite frosty beverage, (Julie's was Coors Light) sit down with a friend or a group of friends and share all those wonderful memories you have of her.

Our family wishes to thank all of you for your outpouring of love and support, it has helped to lift us up during this most difficult time. Your love for Julie can only be matched by her love for you.




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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Article comment by: Kyle Johnson

I met Mark and Julie on July 5th 2013 while they where working in Trout Meadow. I never got the chance to thank them, they saved me, fed me, and gave me shelter. I had spent that time since with thoughts of them and they had an impact on my life that I am sure they did not understand. I am saddened to have finally found them in this time, I wish I would have tried harder while I still could have thanked them both.

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014
Article comment by: Diane Mitchell

My deepest sympathies go out to Julie's family. She's now a special angel in heaven watching down on all of us. I'm so glad I had the pleasure of knowing her when we both worked at Century 21. She always had a smile on her face and could make every day so much brighter just with her smile. I will surely miss her.


Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014
Article comment by: Richard Eaton

I met Julie when she was working at Century 21. She a long with John were trying to sell our farm there in Blythe. We became good friends. At times when I came to Blythe, we would go out for lunch. She would allways tell me about her trail rides. Her eyes would light up talking about them. She was such a doll. I met her dad when leased our farm there. I really liked him also. My heart goes out to all her family. I will be making a donation to Her favorit charity. Lord, I know you will accepting her with open arms. God Bless!

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014
Article comment by: Susan Ulmer-Schuringa

Julie, you always had a sparkle in your eyes and love in your heart. I will miss you my dear friend. To Mark and the family, I am so sorry for you loss.

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Article comment by: Amanda Johnson

I am sorry for the loss of Julie . My respect to all of Julie's friends and family . The Johnson Family gives their Respects as well. Couldnt imagian what the family is going through my prayers are with you all.

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Article comment by: Ray Cierley

You always had a smile that would light up a room, a kind word, things you said that made me laugh, great hugs whenever I seen you.The first girl I danced with in high school, thank you for that. You always have a special place in my heart, always a friend forever. Godspeed in your journey. I will miss you.

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Article comment by: Robin Barker-Toon

Julie, I can Honestly say You are one of the most sweetest kindest person I have ever met.God Be With You Girl! Condolences To The Families. Forever In Our Hearts !

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Article comment by: Lisa Ward

Julie, I had the pleasure to call you sister-in-law but you were more like a real sister. You always had that gift to make everyone you knew feel special. You will be truly missed and this world will not be the same without you. You and your family will be forever in my thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful angel you will be in heaven.

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Article comment by: Gary Marshall

Im going to miss you Julie, since I'm living in Georgia I'll sit down and remember you the way you were in high school, kind, warm, and a good friend. GOD be with you always...

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Article comment by: Kathy Medine Frost

Julie, Always so kind and beautiful, inside & out. I'm so happy to have known you. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family & loved ones.

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Article comment by: Sandy Preston-Jacke

I will miss you Miss Julie. You have been one of my closest friends. I will miss sharing a cold Coors Light with you and Mark, looking at your beautiful horses, seeing you at Loretta's house and our long talks. RIP my friend. Until we see each other again.

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Article comment by: Corina and Floyd Pitts

We send oue love and prayers to the Barrett family. Julie Ann looks like an Angel in her picture. We share your grief and love on loosing
her. Another very special Angel in heaven.


Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Article comment by: Debbie Cooper

Julie, my sister, my friend..... You are dearly missed.... Have some frosty beverages, play alot of Skip Bo with Bonnie, and saddle old Buster and ride......

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Article comment by: Connie McDowell Collum

You will light up heaven the same way you lit up the world. You will be forever missed. RIP sweet angel.

Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Article comment by: Lupe Torres-Cardenas

Love you Julie. Will never be forgotten, 1981 classmate. My respects to the family.


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