CHANDLER, ARIZ.

Verna E. Julson
Nov. 25, 1922 — June 24, 2017

After a brief illness, Verna E. (Paull) Julson, 94, of Chandler, Arizona, formerly of Waukesha, passed away on June 24, 2017. She was born November 25, 1922, in Dodgeville, to Irilla (Cutler) Paull and Henry B. Paull.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; her youngest daughter, Janine; her parents; her sister Marie; and her brother Milo.

Verna married Roger Julson at the Methodist Church in Dodgeville in 1946. She had been a member of Ascension Lutheran Church of Waukesha, Ascension’s Tuesday morning Bible study group, the VFW Auxiliary and the Salvation Army Auxiliary. She was both a past president and treasurer of Lutheran Brotherhood Fraternal Branch 8146.

In her early working years, Verna was a supervisor for the Wisconsin Telephone Company in Madison. She continued her career at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Aring Equipment Co. During her retirement years, Verna and Roger enjoyed extensive international travel, visiting 26 countries, primarily in Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East. Verna also became an accomplished quilter, making quilts for family and for community service projects. Her various volunteer efforts benefitted several organizations, including the Salvation Army, the M& M Building projects, the YWCA, and the Food Pantry. After moving to Arizona, she continued her volunteer efforts by working with Sun Health in Sun City on their “welcome” projects.

Verna is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Julson Ernst of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Bonnie (David) Wilcox of Chandler, Ariz.; and by her grandsons and their families: Rob (Jackie) Wilcox of Mesa, Ariz., and their sons, Jonathon, Jacob, and Joshua; and Andy (Amanda) Wilcox of Scottsdale, Ariz., and their daughter Payton. Verna is further survived by her nieces and their families and other relatives.

A private memorial service will be held at a future date.

The family thanks the fine staff at both Reflections Hospice and Kiran Manor Assisted Living for their excellent care of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you consider a donation in Verna’s memory to your charity of choice.