May 23, 1914 ~ March 16, 2019

Born in: Akron, Ohio
Resided in: Aurora, Colorado

Julia Ann Archer of Aurora, Colorado passed away Saturday March 16, 2019 at the age of 104 years.

Julia’s family will receive friends and family at a visitation, Sunday, March 24, 2019 beginning at 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM with the Recitation of the Rosary beginning at 6:00 PM both at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday  March 25, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Saint Bernadette Catholic Church, 7240 West 12th Avenue, Lakewood.

She will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, Ohio.

Please share your memories of Julia and condolences with her family by signing the guest book below.


Visitation: March 24, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Room: Family Chapel

Recitation of the Rosary : March 24, 2019 6:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - SW Denver/Lakewood
3101 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80227

Room: Family Chapel

Funeral Mass: March 25, 2019 10:30 am

Saint Bernadette Catholic Church
7240 West 12th Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80214


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  1. Oh, Don and Patti,
    What sadness your announcement of Julia’s death brought over us. How proud you both must be of her life and what memories you’ll have with her passing. Wishing Patti, you, your boys and their families all the strength and courage God provides. Hopefully, we’ll talk later.

  2. Sad times for all of you I know … but also a time to celebrate her life. All 104 years of it. What a great family she leaves behind.
    Saying prayers for all of you.

  3. I remember Aunt Jay making jokes and laughing when we visited the family in Canfield. She always had smile and enjoyed us a lot. I’m sure she’s making others laugh w/ our Heavenly Father. Bless all of you and know she’s in a great place.

  4. Dear Don and Patty,
    We are saddened by the news of your dear mother’s passing. We pray that the God of all comfort will be with you and your family during this time of grieving and beyond. May the memories of your times together as a family be a source of comfort as well.
    Much love and God’s blessings,

  5. Bill and Sandy Orr
    Dear Don and Patti,
    We are so sorry to hear of Julia’s passing. What a wonderful life and legacy she leaves.
    I vividly remember the wonderful weekend days spent at the Archer home in Gnaden as a young boy. I was treated like family. I was even taken a trip to Akron to meet the rest of the Julia’s family. She was such a beauty both inside and out. I know she will be greatly missed by the family. With all our prayers and sympathy.
    God Bless

  6. What a lovely lady and what a wonderful long life and family she had. Our thoughts are with you. It’s always hard to loose a mom, no matter their age or ours. With love and sympathy….

  7. May Grandma rest in peace and enjoy some good, Hunky & Czech food from the “old country” at a dinner table in heaven. The dinner conversation would be quite interesting with her own mother and father at the head of the table, Andy, Aunt Mary, Grandpa, my mom, Aunt Chrissy, Greg, Aunt Judy…so many that left this earth before her which she had to endure.

    (Actually, I wouldn’t want to be at that table trying to enjoy my halupki or haluska while Virgil and she argued about how much butter she used!)

    People may say that because she was a centenarian, it’s not sad because she lived a full life; but that doesn’t change the impact which her passing has on all of us who remember our time spent with her, or the part of our family legacy that comes to an end.

    My condolences to my entire family, from her brother, Eugene and his whole family, to Uncle Donny and Aunt Patty, to Aunt Terri, to my brothers, Jeffrey and Jim, and to my first cousins: Kelli, Christine, Don, Doug, Dan, Jennifer, & Mike- no matter what she was always so proud of us all.

    As our Colorado family mourns her ascent to the afterlife during memorial services there, know that on this side of the Mississippi we will be representing the entire family at her internment at Holy Cross.

    In solidarity and mutual sadness,


    • As I read through all of the kind words searching for something meaningful and memorable to say. I read the words of my cousin Jodi and feel that I couldn’t say anything more. Well said cousin. Grandma we will all miss you. I am thankful for the time that I got to spend with you throughout my life. May God bless and keep you. May the legacy you leave behind continue to make you proud.

  8. My prayers are with Julia and her family. She was such a sweet lady and God is surely happy to have her with him.
    Donna Monkelien
    Eucharistic Minister from St. Michaels

  9. My husband and I are members of St Michael’s Catholic Church and we had the joy of bring Julia down to the Catholic services at CCNC on Thursday. And she would always give me the biggest smile when I came for her. We loved having her sit next to us. I know God welcomed her home with a big smile. She was loved by all of us. She is in our prayers we will truly miss her.

  10. Dear Don and Patti,
    It is always a sad day when one who was loved passes on to the eternal life. She had a long life on this Earth with many memories for you all to remember. Please accept our condolences, we have you in or thoughts and prayers.
    Pete and Liz Mezo

  11. Dear Don and Patty,
    Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Julia, we understand she was a remarkable lady. Living 104 years is truly amazing. You must have many special memories. Losing a parent is never easy, no matter the age. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Teresa and Family,
    My condolences . I pray God holds you in his arms and gives you comfort and peace. Rest in peace Julia.

    Esther Mayer

  13. God bless you Aunt Jay and may you rest in the loving arms of our Lord.
    I still use Aunt Jay’s recipe for blueberry cake and still get raves for it. Thank you Aunt Jay!

  14. Donnie and Terri,
    So many memories that will make us all thankful for her life. Always the out spoken Aunt that made me laugh. She is now with her best friend and sister Mary, always disagreeing about something and calling Annabelle to complain. I miss them all and know that we were lucky to have them.
    Celebrate her life and know that she is not forgotten. Cousin Donna

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