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Julia Ann Roblee Watson Obituary


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“Deepest sympathies going out to your husband children parents and loved ones. GOD Bless your family and friends, amen GOD be with Jeff and the...Read More »
1 of 92 | Posted by: Deborah Johnson - springdale, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family at this time. Gabriell Perry Mills,Class of 1980 ”
2 of 92 | Posted by: Gabriell Mills - Benton, AR

“A sweet kind person, so sorry for your loss ”
3 of 92 | Posted by: Lonnie Dickard - Springdale , AR

“Prayers and condolences ”
4 of 92 | Posted by: (Rob) Shannon Robbins - AR

“Debbie and family, I am so sorry for your loss of a daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt and wonderful human being. We never know why and can only...Read More »
5 of 92 | Posted by: Cheryl Avants - Little Rock, AR

“Dear Roblee and Watson families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God comfort you in your time of loss. Cherish your memories of...Read More »
6 of 92 | Posted by: LeAnn Bailey Barnes - Switzerland

“I worked with Julia for quite a few years in her capacity in the Operations Management program at UAF. She was always such a joy to work with. I can...Read More »
7 of 92 | Posted by: Jim Collier - Rogers, AR

“Jeff, Stan, and Claire, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Julie was an extraordinarily gracious lady who spoke of you with so much love and pride...Read More »
8 of 92 | Posted by: Susanne Joslyn - Santa Barbara, CA

“Debbie, Mike and I send our sympathy to you and all your family in the loss of your sister. She looks so much like you. ...Read More »
9 of 92 | Posted by: Joan and Mike Pehosh - AR

“So very sad to hear of Julie's passing. My sincere condolences to the Watson and Roblee families. Our family visited Acapulco a couple of weeks ago...Read More »
10 of 92 | Posted by: Ginger (Jones) Zurliene - NC

“Jeff- I just heard about Julia's death; my thought and prayers are with you and your children. Mary Lowe ”
11 of 92 | Posted by: Mary Lowe - Fayetteville, AR

“Dear Debbie, I am so sorry for your great loss....my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...tina talbert ”
12 of 92 | Posted by: tina talbert - little rock, AR

“Extending our sincerest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow ”
13 of 92 | Posted by: Steve and Cachet Ferguson - AR

“I just want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers for God's comfort and healing touch during this...Read More »
14 of 92 | Posted by: Robyn Breshears - Springdale, AR

“I just wanted to let you know that I loved Jules very much and she will be terribly missed. I will miss her corky ways that made me cry with laughter...Read More »
15 of 92 | Posted by: Shadaya - Fayetteville, AR

“My deepest sympathies to Julia's family. I did not know Julia, however, I do know Debbie. It seems brilliance runs in the family. ”
16 of 92 | Posted by: Elizabeth Andreoli - Little Rock, AR

“I am so sorry to hear of the family's loss of Julie. I remember when the Roblee family moved to Springdale and I have happy memories of Julie in Jr....Read More »
17 of 92 | Posted by: Joy Celeste Baker - Tulsa, OK

“So sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 92 | Posted by: Diana Baker Lucero - Springdale, AR

“Jeff, words can't help ease you loss, just know that you, Stan, and Claire are close in every thought & prayer. ”
19 of 92 | Posted by: Deedy Phillips

“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
20 of 92 | Posted by: Kellie Schneider - Fayetteville, AR

“I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
21 of 92 | Posted by: Molly - Springdale, AR - Friend

“Julie was a special friend. Praying God's comfort and peace for her family. ”
22 of 92 | Posted by: Kay Humbard - Springdale, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with Jeff, Stan and Claire in this difficult time. ”
23 of 92 | Posted by: Mike Lawson - Springdale, AR

“Julie always had a smile on her face and always friendly! She was a true sweetheart! I have the deepest and most sincere sympathy to her family and...Read More »
24 of 92 | Posted by: Teresa Moore Powers - Springdale, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Watson and Roblee families. May your faith in the Lord lift you up during this difficult time. Love, The...Read More »
25 of 92 | Posted by: Dr. Richard & Deborah Placek - AR

“Jeff, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Praying for you. David. ”
26 of 92 | Posted by: David Zurborg - Springdale, AR

“Dear Claire, I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family. Love, Joan Doege ”
27 of 92 | Posted by: Joan Doege - Springdale, AR

“Jeff, Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you And the kids. Julie was such a gracious lady and we will all miss her. ”
28 of 92 | Posted by: Robin And Bill Collins - AR

“Jeff, Bill and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you And the kids. Julie was such a gracious lady and we will all miss her. ”
29 of 92 | Posted by: Robin And Bill Collins - AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
30 of 92 | Posted by: Bob and Sandy Downum - Springdale, AR

“Claire, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mrs. Janice Zulpo ”
31 of 92 | Posted by: Janice Zulpo

“I was so saddened to hear of your loss, although your family doesn't know me, I had the honor and pleasure of being a Cougar Kitten at Southwest Jr....Read More »
32 of 92 | Posted by: Brenda Cunningham Dunn - Mustang, OK

“I remember the fun days as a Zeta sister and the fun times with Jeff and julie at the lake and socializing together on occasions. Julie and I went...Read More »
33 of 92 | Posted by: Debbie Lamb

“Jeff, Claire and Stan, we know your family thru several avenues(mutual friends, sports,Springdale residents our whole lives). We pray God will place...Read More »
34 of 92 | Posted by: Karen Davis Eldridge and family - AR

“A wonderful person left us much too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to both families. ”
35 of 92 | Posted by: Wilson Winn

“Julie will be missed. ”
36 of 92 | Posted by: Timi Ray - Speingdale, AR

“Julia and I were friends in elementary and then when my family moved to Springdale, AR I found out she had too. We attended school and Church...Read More »
37 of 92 | Posted by: Rebecca (Becky) Hoff (Byrd) - AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray God's blessings on you during this time of sorrow. ”
38 of 92 | Posted by: Bill and Myrtle Taylor - friend

“Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about Julie's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. In sympathy, Gail Dowd and family ”
39 of 92 | Posted by: Gail Dowd

“Julia was always a very sweet person, and well-loved by her family and friends. She will be sorely missed. My sympathy and love to all of her family. ”
40 of 92 | Posted by: VIcki Crowly - Keene, NH

“Julie and I were in Beta Sigma Phi together many years ago when the boys were young. Those were good times. She was always so friendly and just a...Read More »
41 of 92 | Posted by: Pam and Joe Owen and family - AR

“Dear Roblee and Watson families, Jim and I are so sorry for the loss of sweet Julie. She was always kind and helpful. We remember her as a young...Read More »
42 of 92 | Posted by: Cathy and Jim Crouch - Springdale, AR

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers that you & your loved ones will be blessed with God's peace. ”
43 of 92 | Posted by: Lauren Adams - Springdale , AR

“Jeff i am so sorry for your loss. praying for you and your family. may god bless each and everyone of you. ”
44 of 92 | Posted by: melissa chappell

“Please accept my condolences. I am in shock over this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family ”
45 of 92 | Posted by: Donna Burson easley - Springdale

“Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you. Steve, Debbie Trent & Jonathan Cox ”
46 of 92 | Posted by: Steve Cox - Oak Grove, LA

“Praying for your family in this difficult time. We will miss her smiling face and gentle, caring way. Your friends and neighbors, David, Patti,...Read More »
47 of 92 | Posted by: David and Patti Cannon - AR

“Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
48 of 92 | Posted by: Alex Mironoff - Fayetteville, AR

“Julie was a true friend to me. I went to college 20 years after high school and she supported me in those efforts. Every time I would see her, she...Read More »
49 of 92 | Posted by: Ellen Clark Otis - close friend

“Dear Watson's and Roblee's...we are so deeply saddened by Julia's death..You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Meagan Steele, Joshua and Jacob...Read More »
50 of 92 | Posted by: Meagan Steele - Springdale, AR

“Jeff and family, Our prayers are offered for all of you during this time of grief. Julie graduated SHS with my daughter Rhonda Harrison, who sends...Read More »
51 of 92 | Posted by: Rondell "Ron" Harrison - AR

“A gentle and beautiful person has left this earth too soon. My prayers are with the family at this time. ”
52 of 92 | Posted by: Darla Nash - High School friend

“Jeff and Family: We are blessed with wonderful memories of Julie as we attended Jr. High, High School, and graduation together. May God...Read More »
53 of 92 | Posted by: Dennis & Debbie Corter - AR

“My condolences to the Watson & Roblee families. Julie was such a special person, never met an enemy. My prayers are with you. ”
54 of 92 | Posted by: Sarah Kennedy Gordon - Enid, OK

“My prayers are with you Jeff and your children and Julie's parents. I admired Julie so much. She was a wonderful loving person. ”
55 of 92 | Posted by: Sandy Vaughan Simmons - AR

“Julia smiled and laughed her way into the hearts of our graduating class. Even before high school she and I did a bit of volunteering as Candy...Read More »
56 of 92 | Posted by: Brenda Dunnam - Monahans, TX

“Jeff, We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Dave & Rebecca ”
57 of 92 | Posted by: Dave & Rebecca Hughes - Maumelle, AR

“I enjoyed our years together in High School. My prayers are with the Family. ”
58 of 92 | Posted by: Lisa Ann Bennett Hutchins - AR

“Julie was a delight to have had in class. Such a shame to have lost her at such a young age. She will be missed by those who love her and those she...Read More »
59 of 92 | Posted by: Lorene Hollingsworth

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
60 of 92 | Posted by: Bryan & Staci Clinkscales

“Dear Jeff, please know my prayers have been with you all this past few days and will continue to be with you in the coming weeks. Julie was a most...Read More »
61 of 92 | Posted by: Shannon Leigh Means - Friend

“My first job out of college was working with Julie at a small company in Springdale as she worked on her MBA. In the short time we worked together...Read More »
62 of 92 | Posted by: Terry Pardun - Springdale, AR

“Julie Watson was one of the most brilliant and yet kind and gentle individuals I have ever had the honor of knowing. She worked with me on PTA and...Read More »
63 of 92 | Posted by: Shannon Leigh Means - AR

“We are so very sorry for you loss. Julie was one of the sweetest people we know. She had such a kind spirt and always had a smile on her face. She...Read More »
64 of 92 | Posted by: Scott and Nancy Bailey - Friends

“I am so sorry to hear about Julie and send my deepest sympathy to all of you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ...Read More »
65 of 92 | Posted by: Robin Burkett

“May God embrace you and family and hold you close to comfort you in this time of loss. I pray God gives you strength for this day and hope for...Read More »
66 of 92 | Posted by: Vickie Wright - Fayetteville, AR

“Deepest Sympathies to all Julie's family and friends. Love, Lisa Dragonetti ”
67 of 92 | Posted by: Lisa Neil Dragonetti

“Jeff, you and your entire family have our deepest sympathy in your loss. May God grant you peace and understanding. Our prayers are with you. ”
68 of 92 | Posted by: Alan & Trish Fortenberry - AR

“I was so sad to hear of Julia's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. ”
69 of 92 | Posted by: Lana Dennis - Springdale, AR

“I AM SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF JULIE'S PASSING SHE ALWAYS WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERSON WHEN WE WAS GOING TO SCHOOL I KNEW SHE WOULD GO ON TO PRESENT HER...Read More »
70 of 92 | Posted by: VALERIE RHINE - Springdale, AR

“Such a loss. My condolences to the family. She was always nice and personable. Mom and dad would like me to send a note as well. Julie and her...Read More »
71 of 92 | Posted by: Terry Ryan - Rogers, AR

“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal but LOVE leaves memories that no one can steal. May you continue to SOAR and SHINE your LOVE upon us...Read More »
72 of 92 | Posted by: Chip and Kim Sexton - Fort Smith, AR

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
73 of 92 | Posted by: I'm in shock of the loss of Julie. She was such a sweet friend d - AR

“Dear Rick, John and I offer our deepest condolences to you and your entire family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
74 of 92 | Posted by: John McCutcheon

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
75 of 92 | Posted by: Marsha Walker Eklund - Helena, MT

“Deepest Sympathy to the family of Julie. I know that she will be missed and am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Cheryl Long ”
76 of 92 | Posted by: Cheryl Long - Fayetteville, AR

“My deepest condolences to you all for your huge loss. I played baseball with Joe and of course was in school with Julie. Such a beauty, such a loss...Read More »
77 of 92 | Posted by: Collin Roddey - Springdale, AR

“Prayers for all. ”
78 of 92 | Posted by: Karen Hudson Zardin - Springdale, AR

“Jeff and family, my deepest condolence at this time for your loss. I am keeping you in my prayers and making my donation to OGC as they have helped...Read More »
79 of 92 | Posted by: The Hershel Hardin Family - AR

“Julie was my friend. She and I walked the trails at the University on our lunch hour. Those walks were a time of chatter about everything from pets...Read More »
80 of 92 | Posted by: Javene Mounce - Springdale, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything. ”
81 of 92 | Posted by: Charity and Alan Grace - Friend

“My heart is hurting. Julie and I met each other at the beginning of 7th grade and we quickly became inseparable. We remained close throughout jr....Read More »
82 of 92 | Posted by: Rhonda Porter - Springdale, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that our family's deepest sympathies are with you all. We will keep you in our prayers. Steve, Ann, Chase...Read More »
83 of 92 | Posted by: Ann Julian

“So very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady. ”
84 of 92 | Posted by: kathy malstrom - Fayetteville, AR

“Jeff, We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You and your family are and will be in our prayers. Ken and...Read More »
85 of 92 | Posted by: Dana - Springdale, AR - friend

“Prayers of comfort from the Smith family to Claire and family. We always appreciated Julie's thoughtful kindness. Blessed to have had her in our...Read More »
86 of 92 | Posted by: Robin and India Smith - AR

“We are heartbroken for your family. I loved babysitting Stan and Claire! They were such sweet kids with sweet parents!! You all will be in our...Read More »
87 of 92 | Posted by: Angie (Norris) Ennis - AR

“Debbie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
88 of 92 | Posted by: Kim May

“Words cannot express how sad my heart is for your family. I remember visiting your home when we were on vacation from California. I think it was just...Read More »
89 of 92 | Posted by: Cindy Potter - Fayetteville, AR

“May your joys of life, your ministries in the church and your contribution to the community live always. I know you are in heaven sitting at the feet...Read More »
90 of 92 | Posted by: Bobby Stout - Maplewood, MN

“We are so very, very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
91 of 92 | Posted by: Vail and Wynonia Boller - AR

“I remember Julie the most when she was in High School and was friends with my older sister Pam Franco. I would also run into her at church from time...Read More »
92 of 92 | Posted by: Pattie (Franco) Main - Tontitown, AR


Julia Ann Roblee Watson, 51, died April 9, 2013 in Springdale. She was born November 17, 1961 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to William and Margaret Hart Roblee.

Julie graduated from Springdale High School in 1980, then attended the University of Arkansas where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, followed by an MBA and completion of coursework for a PhD. She began her career at Jones Truck Lines and assisted Bernice Jones during the development of the Jones Center for Families and Harbor Meadows. Julie went on to work at the University of Arkansas for 16 years, working in various roles in the Business College and the College of Industrial Engineering.

Julie was a 40-year member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church where she enjoyed helping in the gift shop and teaching Sunday school. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, served on the Shiloh Museum Board and several PTAs in the Springdale School System, and was a Charter and Life Member of the Junior Auxiliary. She was an avid community volunteer and found great pleasure in helping others. She also enjoyed her pets, crafts, sewing, reading, movies, and outdoor sports, especially spending time at the lake with her family.

Julie was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many. She will always be remembered for her smile, thoughtfulness, ability to make others feel special, and her kind, tender heart. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Jeff Watson, and her children Stan and Claire Watson of the home; parents Bill and Marge Roblee of Bella Vista; siblings Jeff Roblee and wife Vicki of Keene, NH, Debbie Campbell of Little Rock, Rick Roblee and wife Julie of Fayetteville, Joe Roblee and wife Lee Ann of Cedar Park, TX, Todd Roblee and wife Janeane of Fayetteville; mother-in-law Betty Thomas of Springdale, brother-in-law Tom Watson and wife Terry of Thornton, CO, sister-in-law Mary Jane Ragsdale of Sulfur, LA, and numerous nieces and nephews who will miss her greatly.

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 14 from 2 to 4pm at Sisco Funeral Chapel followed by a Rosary at 4:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springdale on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ozark Guidance Foundation in honor of Julie Watson to support mental wellness, 2400 South 48th Street, Springdale, AR 72762 or St. Raphael's Catholic Church, 1386 South West End Street, Springdale, AR 72764

To sign the guestbook online please visit www.siscofuneral.com

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