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Julianne May Hume German

February 2, 1943 — February 24, 2024


Julianne May Hume German

Julianne May Hume German was born to Professor Robert A. Hume and Laurabel in Lafayette, Indiana February 2nd, 1943. Julie was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, friend, and a Pocatello community member where she lived until her death on February 24th, 2024. She was married to Franklin O. German for more than 56 years, and she enjoyed being her daughter, Nancy's mother. She descended from Scottish Americans, considered herself a country girl, and was a true blue beautiful all American who loved her life and family in Idaho. She also cared for her community, and she ministered with love of Jesus Christ while giving communion to those at her churches, and she also gave her help with those who were shut in and in the hospital.

Julie was an avid reader and scholar with a keen focus while studying English and many other academics, she loved reading about authors, pursued the classics, and enjoying poetry was also the heart of her pursuits. She enjoyed reading about the world, and universe. She studied and practiced religion formally with the St. Andrew’s Trinity Episcopal and St. Anthony’s Catholic and other city churches. She also delved into mysticism and after learning how to meditate, she had her husband and daughter learn also. Her family enjoyed music, practicing religion, and meditating together. Her intellectual reading, writing, encouragement, and enjoyment with real passion for learning so much, carried her along amidst all her hobbies and joys. She enjoyed her walk with Jesus Christ and taught her daughter and other children the prayer of St. Francis. She shared a variety of her collection of books with her friends and family and loved giving copies of her favorite authors, and those books with whimsey, as gifts.

Julie was a lifelong classically trained musician. She studied at Cottey college, University of Nevada, and Idaho State University. She played clarinet, piano, and also enjoyed singing. She performed her clarinet in quartets with chamber music, and with the Idaho State Civic Symphony Orchestra, and with Joe Willis and the ISU band. She taught piano, played music and sang at churches, and also sang with the Episcopal church choir. She enjoyed singing with her daughter and with the university’s Hallelujah chorus, and J had fun playing music along with her husband and his string bass. She played piano, practicing and very adeptly playing classical composers' works. Her jubilant singing enjoyment while filling her home with excellent piano and clarinet music and love for many years was just so awesome.

Julie had many talents, preparing and sharing wonderful food was one. She was happy and creative in the kitchen and made something called “company spaghetti” and hers was a comforting dish that everyone loved. She also baked healthy bread, hearty cookies, and a variety of delicious seasonal pies. She enjoyed going out on the town with her husband while they dined at restaurants. They loved visiting The Grand Tetons and Europe together. Especially the cathedrals. Julie made a variety of homemade meals and things that she shared around her table. She kindly crafted what she made, and she followed old family recipes she collected. She was also inspired to make new dishes from her collection of cookbooks, always with the welcome appreciation of her family who knew they were blessed to have her grace, care, and love.

She enjoyed gardening and grew mint, carrots, daisies, grape hyacinths, iris, lilacs, and a variety of other flowers. She grew a spruce tree and bushes that were beautiful and thriving in the local climate. She also canned delicious fresh homemade jam from her plum tree. Julie praised and worshiped God and supported and loved her husband. She loved indoor activities and playing games together and celebrating holidays with her family bathed in love were amidst the happiest of all times.

Julie loved being a wife and mother. Her communication, personal strength, and vivaciousness with humor, and how she effervesced was amazing. She also served in the U.S. Army as a dental assistant. She enjoyed family pets, cared for and loved each of their adopted animals. She was an ongoing champion who passionately valued life.

Julie and Frank have had a very romantic and enduring marriage relationship with each other. They each have thrived being one another’s sweethearts and lifelong spousal loves. Julie was a great feminine woman and taught her daughter and other folks how to care for and treat people with respect and kindness, and she was very nurturing. Julie was a unique and excellent communicator, writer, and reader. She resolved differences peacefully and she was fiercely loyal, especially regarding and valuing her country, family, and heritage. She celebrated her many friendships. Julie loved to exercise, she played tennis, and also walked with Frank and Nancy. She welcomed and embraced Nancy’s husband. She will be greatly missed by her grateful family members and community. Her family would like to express their appreciation and thank everybody who kindly cared for and loved Julie German.

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