Julia M. Williamson

Julia M. (Magerko) Lauritzen, Williamson, 76, of Chalk Bluff, TX, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020.

Funeral Service: 2PM Wednesday, February 12th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery in Chalk Bluff.

Visitation: 5 to 7PM Tuesday, February 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Julia was born in New York City, NY on December 21, 1943 to Stephen and Julia (Haverlitz) Magerko. She married Karl D. Lauritzen in 1961 and had three children, Karl D. Lauritzen Jr. and his wife Dora of Waco, TX, Deb Ann Lauritzen of Independence, MO, and Kevin Daniel Lauritzen of Maryland.

While living in the town of Newburgh, NY, Julie was a Girl Scout leader, den mother for the Cub Scouts, member of the PTA of Plattekill Elementary School, the Wallkill Middle School and the Walkill Little League. In addition, she volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospital for a number of years. She worked for W.A. Volpe Insurance Adjusters.

She married Julio “Bill” J. Williamson in 1980 and moved to Tulsa, OK where she worked for the Bryce Insurance Agency and Hanover/Tulsa Insurance Company. She attended Tulsa Jr. College for business and computer courses which she valued. Back in New York in 1993 she worked for John J. Lease Realtors.

She and Bill moved to Chalk Bluff (Waco) TX in 2005 where she worked for Heart of Texas MHMR, Alliance Bank, Kent Mill & Supply and John W. McAnally, PC. She fostered several dogs for the Humane Society and was secretary for the HOT Dog Park in Waco.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; brother, Stephen Magerko; grandson, Sean Lauritzen; and Katherine A. Lauritzen whom she thought of as a mother. She will be met at the Rainbow Bridge by Skipper, Wendy, Sugar and Shadow.

She is survived by her children,; grandchildren, Jon Henderson (Melissa) of McKinney, TX, Jeremy Caddell (Thy) of San Diego, CA, Katherine Wilson (Bret) of Kansas City, MO, Kevin and Marc Lauritzen of New York, and god-daughter, Georgine Muc of Richmond, VA and partner, Maribeth O’Reilly. She leaves her great-grandchildren, Eli and Kayli Henderson, Logan and Remy Caddell, Grady Wilson,Emily, Evelyn, Ethan, Leah, Nathaniel and Lauren Rusu of Waco, TX; and extended grandchildren, Donye Flores and Prince Alexander Bernal of Waco, TX. Her extremely close friends whom she loved and admired, Sue and Dave Young of Newburgh, NY, Pam and Jerry Chasin of Parker, CO, June Muc of CT, and Jalna Oliver of Tulsa, OK.

PLEASE- in lieu of flowers, make donations in memory to Humane Society of Central Texas and Elm Mott Volunteer Fire Department, Elm Mott, TX. Thank you so much from Julia.

Some things she tried to live by: Never say never. No one takes care of you, but you. Do with what you have. REMEMBER: “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s lives.” by Richard Bach

Thoughts and memories may be shared at www.LakeShoreFH.com.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Julie was one of the most genuine and compassionate people I have known. She was a kind person who always thought of her family and friends with gestures throughout the year. The world will be a little less brighter without her.

  2. I got the privilege of hiring Julie as my assistant at MHMR. We had many hours of fond memories working closely together and she always had a ton of energy and a ever ready “ O Bananas”. I enjoyed each visit with her and Bill and all her dogs. She was so giving and caring and will be greatly missed. I just found out she was sick on Wednesday and went and saw her, I’m so glad I did. She was happy to see me and made sure to tell me to make sure no one sent flowers, “ she didn’t need any flowers but animals at the humane society needed things” and for me to promise I would tell everyone at MHMR. Even though she was short of breath, she was still very adamant what she wanted and didn’t stop until I promised her I would tell everyone. You will be much missed Julie, fly high I know you can be found somewhere near the rainbow bridge welcoming all of the animals! Until we meet again my friend.

  3. Elisabeth Miller

    We will miss you Julie! You were the grandmother we
    Never had. You will be missed by our whole family especially Vale & Ade.

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