Julia Ann Arrowsmith, 66, daughter of Harvey Earl Arrowsmith and Ivalee Helen (Hemm) Arrowsmith was born June 23, 1951 in Emmetsburg, Iowa and died April 15, 2018 at Mercy Hospital.


She was a Perry High School graduate in the class of 1969. She grew up in Dawson and was married at the Dawson United Methodist Church to John Wilson of Perry. They were proud parents of Theresa. They divorced and Julia later moved to Perry where she worked at the Escadrille as a desk clerk.


She would become employed at the Woodward State Hospital and moved to Woodward. Julia moved to Yale and had been part of the Yale Community for 14 years. She enjoyed doing yard work, sewing, reading, writing, enjoyed drawing and loved cooking for her family.


Julia was such a people person and fun to be around that she watched over her neighbors and they looked after her as well. Julia loved to be with friends and go shopping at garage sales, antiques and thrift stores. She loved her dog Jasper and her cat Kalie, a one eyed calico cat.


She was preceded by parents and grandparents.


Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Theresa Salts (Kendall) of Perry, Iowa; sister Bonnie Thompson (Bob) of Perry, Iowa; boyfriend Marvin Ross of Jefferson, Iowa; two grandchildren Andrew Wilson of Ames, Iowa; Cheyenne Salts of Perry, Iowa; niece Christine McCollum of Bradgate, Iowa; great nephews Alexander, Chase and Zack; cousins, other relatives and many friends.


Memorial Gathering will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Hastings Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to Hastings Funeral Home for later designation by the family.