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Julie Diane Haynes Kjems, 64, of Salisbury, passed away on October 24,2022 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.
She was born May 19, 1958 in Salisbury, NC to the late Thomas Haynes and Shirley Earnhardt Haynes. Julie worked as a preschool teacher for years and had a true passion for caring for children and animals. In her spare time, she enjoyed spending time with her husband, friends and family as well as the dogs and cats. She loved listening to all kinds of music and when she could, supported our local favorite bands. She had a love for life and will be truly missed by friends and family.
Julie is survived by her husband of 19 years, Bill Kjems; son, Jason Kjems of Salisbury; siblings, Carole Peck (Howie) and their son, Jason, of Chapel Hill; Larry Haynes (Lynn) of Salisbury and their children, Michael and Lisa; Keith Haynes (Cheri) and their children, Cristen and Stephen of Rockwell; great nieces and nephews; special great niece, Kayla Hill and her son, Zae’Dyn; the in-laws who all loved her; best friend, Chelle Conkel (Charlie); and her fur babies, Maggie, Gracie, Mickey, Jackie and Zeppo.
There will be a private Celebration of Life held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary at 220 Grace Church Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 or www.faithfulfriendsnc.org.