Julie Ann Phelps was born Aug. 21, 1958, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Charles and Doris Goodner. Her family moved from Idaho back to Nebraska, living in various cities until 1972, when they made Merna their permanent home.
She graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School in 1977, and was wed in that same year. Julie proceeded to have four children over the next eight years.
After divorcing in 1990, Julie was remarried to Irvin Phelps in 1994. The family lived for a short time in Anselmo, then moved to the Phelps’ family farm just North of Anselmo.
Julie loved being outdoors and enjoyed the country living. Julie is survived by her husband, Irvin Phelps; her siblings, Dodie (Ron) Worm of Taylor, Kent (Cheri) Goodner of Broken Bow, Brian Goodner of North Platte; her four children, Travis (Heidi) Hunt of Broken Bow, Jackie Hunt of Broken Bow, Jennifer (Derek) Bristol of Cozad, Trenton (Nikia) Hunt of Broken Bow; and Irvin’s three children, Brittany (Greg) Phillips of Denver, Colo., Lindsey (Tyler) Hulme of Cairo, and Taylor Phelps of Boelus.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Doris Goodner, and father-in-law, Leland Phelps.
Funeral services were held at Govier Brother Mortuary Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.