Julie R. Smith

Date of Death: Mar 29, 2013
Julie R. Smith
[highlight_text] (1954 – 2013) [/highlight_text] With great sorrow, after a long illness, Julie R. Smith of Oxnard, CA passed away at home March 29, 2013 with her husband, Rick at her side.


[leftcolumn] Julie was born September 6, 1954 in Waupun, the daughter of Louis A. and Shirley Gysbers Pluim. Julie graduated from Waupun High School in 1972. In 1973 she moved to California. On November 23, 1979 she married Richard D. Smith in Las Vegas. The couple resided in Oxnard, CA all their married lives. Throughout the years, Julie was employed at numerous businesses. She worked for El Rio School District, Volt Temp Agency, and BMW of North America for 16 years. Julie had great knowledge of computers. She loved puzzles, reading, her pets, and her family trips.

Julie is survived by her husband of 33 years, Richard D. Smith of Oxnard, CA; two sons, Richard L. Smith of Oxnard, CA and Daniel R. (Meghan) Smith of Fond du Lac, WI; six grandchildren, Judith, Koltin, Hayden, Parker, Trenton, and Hunter; her mother, Shirley Pluim of Waupun; two sisters, Peggy (James) Possin of Madison and Sue (Tom) Coughlin of Mequon, WI; two brothers, Tom (Sharon) Pluim of Waupun and David (Jill) Pluim of Hartford; her mother-in-law, Shirley Whooley of Waupun; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and cousins.

Julie was preceded in death by her father, Lou Pluim; her father-in-law, Gordon Smith; and step-father-in-law, James Whooley.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Private memorials services for Julie R. Smith will be held at a later date.



  1. Catherine Ross Van Buren Says: April 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Shirley, I’m so sad to learn of your daughter’s death. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. Catherine

  2. Kellie hare Says: April 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    My prayers go out to Julie’s whole family. Wish I could have kept in touch better. I have wonderful memories.

  3. Chuck and Kathy Oppermann Says: April 15, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Dear Rick and family,
    We are deeply saddened by the passing of your wife Julie, and more saddened there was nothing we can do except send a few kind words your way. At her young age, we can now appreciate more the brevity of life and the need to prepare for this in our own lives and even for our friends. I sincerely hope you carry on and don’t be overly grieved to the point of not living your lives to the fullest. This will be a big adjustment to deal for a time and our hearts are with you.

    Chuck and Kathy.

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