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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.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Kjems family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Ron and Pam Walker says
Pam and I will always miss a precious cousin she was something else and was loved by everybody may God bless all of her family and friends love in Christ
cindy morgan says
The first time i met Julie was when my dog escaped and ran to her house. We spent a lot of time together walking her sweet Eddie and my Toby. We’d have afternoon coffee and she always had a smile and a heart bigger than Texas. She was always willing to care for my animals – and her zest for life was a real pleasure to share. After covid and health issues, we didn’t have our coffee together or spend much time – i will ever regret that. I loved Julie and her special ways.
Caroline Adams says
Just a little note to let you know that I was so sad to read of the passing of Julie. She was such a wonderful patient and a kind and loving person. She so enjoyed both her family and her pet family. I am honored to have known her and to have helped care for her and for some of her family members. May the Lord richly bless in the days ahead. In His Service, Caroline Adams
Lisa Haynes Perry says
I love you aunt Julie! I will surely miss your smile, laugh and the fun spirit you always brought to our family gatherings!
Joe Wright says
Bill & Family, I’m very sorry for your loss. May you find peace, comfort and understanding.