Julie Rock

August 12, 1954 - August 11, 2014


Service: A memorial service will be held at Cannon Beach Community Church in Canon Beach, OR at 2:00 PM September 14th, and a marker will be placed in the Vander Waerdt family plot in Canton, SD.

Julie Ann Vander Waerdt Rock died August 11th, 2014 in her sleep at home in Seattle, WA.

A memorial service will be held at Cannon Beach Community Church in Canon Beach, OR at 2:00 PM September 14th, and a marker will be placed in the Vander Waerdt family plot in Canton, SD.

She was born on August 12th, 1954 in Canton, SD, the daughter of Harry and Gladys Edman Vander Waerdt Thorson.   She grew up and graduated from high school in Canton, SD.

She was married to Jim Rock in Canton, SD and had four children:  three sons, Aaron, Ryan, and Andrew, and a daughter, Nichole.

Julie saw much of the country living with her family as a stay at home mother in Washington, California, Georgia, Arizona, Kansas, New York, Missouri, Kansas, and New Mexico.    She expressed many of her happiest memories were multiple outings at Cannon Beach when her whole family was gathered together.  She was always happiest at family gatherings.   Her focus was always her family.  Even through extended illness, she was as generous as possible with her children and grandchildren.  She was an avid reader.  She especially enjoyed and took comfort in the works and ministry of Joyce Meyers.

Julie is survived by her son Aaron of Corvallis, OR; her daughter Nichole of Seattle, WA; her son Ryan of Seattle, WA, and son Andrew of Seattle, WA;   2 grandsons, Tyson of Seattle, WA, and Hayden of Corvallis, OR; 2 granddaughters, Kelsey and Cherish, both of Corvallis, OR; her sisters Linda Meyers of Longview, TX and Vicki Christiansen of Sioux Falls, SD; and her brothers, Roy of Worthing, SD, and Daniel of Canton, SD.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Gladys Lucille Edman Vander Waerdt Thorson of Canton SD, her brother Richard, and her sister Mary Sehr.

Memorials may be directed to Anderson Funeral Home, of Canton SD.

 

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  1. My heart goes out to Julie’s family. She was my best friend in high school, the good ol’ class of ’72. We spent many a day and night together growing up. We lost touch with each other once we both got married. She was my maid of honor and I was hers! She was the best friends anyone could have. Prayers and thoughts to all of you.

  2. My sympahty goes out to all of you in Julie’s family. She had a wonderful smile and was a friend back in the
    days of Class of “72. May she rest in Peace!

  3. To the family of Julie, Julie and I were classmates at CHS and spent many a days together. I always considered her one of my many closest friends. As we graduated everyone seemed to go their own way and never kept in touch. I only wish I could have said goodbye to a very special person in my life. May she rest in peace. Sympathy and prayers to all who loved her! Treasure the memories you have made.