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Julia Mellissa Dyer

d. April 13, 2023


Julia M. Dyer passed away on April 13, at her home after losing a valiant battle with cancer.  She was 53.

Julia was born in New York, the daughter of the late Willard and Dorothy Thompson.  She was predeceased by her stepmother, Carol Thompson. Survivors include her pervious husband, Bradley and daughter Shelby; her ex-spouse, Shawn Larsen, and their children Taylor, Braydn, and Landon; her brothers Glenn Thompson and Stewart (Tomoko) Thompson; her niece Makenzie Thompson, and nephews, Parker, Mizuki, and Wyatt Thompson.

Julia was most proud of her religious faith and children.  She enjoyed meeting her good friends Pam, Vicki, and Sara at the YMCA and participating in a chair aerobics class instructed by her best friend, Robin King.  The class evolved into an on-line meeting every Friday called “Chairwomen of the Roundtable” during which they shared life’s ups and downs and uplifting prayers.   Julia was very devoted to the Christian Facebook Page, Spiritual Moods, a non-judgmental place to give and receive encouragement and spread the Word of God.  Julia and Taylor shared a devotional called A Little God Time for Women: 365 Daily Devotions, which provided daily wisdom to strengthen their religious faith.  Julia had hair pink before watching Taylor join a Walk for Life to support breast cancer.  She was always there for her children, offering them love, encouragement and support. She treasured spending time with them, especially during the holidays.  A week before Julia passed, she looked through a photo album and fondly recalled the times that she, Landon, Taylor, and Braydn went boogie boarding at the beach and hiked to Devil’s Head in NC.  She checked off an activity on her bucket list after she and Braydn went skydiving.  Julia especially enjoyed watching Shelby play guitar at her church and teaching her how to play volleyball.  Julia loved nature and had a soft spot for dogs and horses.  Julia was a fighter and never gave up.

As a nurse, Julia was passionate about giving service to the healthcare community.  She used her passion to care for the sick and saved the lives of several of her patients by performing CPR. 

Thank you to Julia’s special friends and neighbors, Julie, Paul, and Joyce, health care providers Shaniqua and Kiki and to her son, Landon, who made a difference in the quality of her life and tirelessly cared for her up until the very end.

A Graveside Service honoring Julia’s life and legacy will be held at Vaucluse Cemetery Monday April 17, 2023 at 2 P.M. The family will receive friends at Julia's home one hour prior to the Graveside Service.

Napier Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements.  You may visit the online guestbook at

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Monday, April 17, 2023

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