Getter, Julie Ellen (Eggert)
Julie Ellen (Eggert) Getter of Carlisle, Pa., passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Harrisburg Hospital after a long series of illnesses.
She leaves her husband, Michael (Carlisle); son, Joseph, and family (Middletown, Conn.); daughter, Amy, and family (Columbia, Md.); sister, Linda Irwin (Dallas, Texas); aunts and uncle, Boneita Eggert (Marengo) and Isola and Durl Schletzbaum (Pleasantville, Iowa).
Born in Iowa City, Iowa, on May 8, 1944, to Leland G. and Lucille Kauffman Eggert, Julie grew up attending Ladora, Marengo, and Iowa City schools, followed by the University of Kansas, where she met and married her husband. Due to his career in higher education, they lived in numerous college towns, including Lawrence, Kan., Fort Worth, Texas, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Lynchburg, Va., Oberlin, Ohio, and Hanover, N.H., before retiring to the Washington, D.C. area in 2001.
Julie had a long career as executive assistant and office manager for outstanding physicians in Cleveland, Ohio, retiring in 1993, after moving to New Hampshire. She was an extraordinary genealogical researcher for almost 40 years, tracing her own and her husband’s families, documenting forgotten cemeteries and homesteads, and collaborating with others who shared the passion of discovery and accurate preservation of family history. Julie loved her children and grandchildren and focused her later years on their interests. Her thoughtful deeds and words will stay with them forever.
A private service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Newville, Pa.
If you wish to make a donation in Julie’s memory, please consider one of her favorite interests: Service Dog Project, Inc., 37 Boxford Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938
The family can be contacted by email at Linda@lindaeirwin.com.
Published Feb. 15, 2013 in The Gazette