Julie Ann Boston, age 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her great big family on
October 11, 2022. If ever there was a woman that exemplified love, it was Julie. She truly was
the most remarkable mother, grandmother, sister, partner, and friend.
Julie was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Jeane Olson, her brother Tom Olson, her
infant son Steven Francisco and her beloved second husband, Richard Boston.
She is survived by her seven children: Gina McKinley (Jason), Jon Francisco (Amy), Stacy Boston,
Mike Boston (Kym), Chris Boston (Justine), Jason Boston (Tara), and Jenny Wood (Ben).
She was proud of being a grandmother of 17 grandchildren: Jordan, Wyatt, Vyctoria, Drew,
Micaela, Mariah, Travis, Max, Case, Richie, Jake, Maddox, Tucker, Dash, Sante, Chance, Lucia,
and a great-grandmother to Emersyn, Reid, and Wrenley.
Wilson Fitzpatrick was her steadfast life partner for over 31 years and Julie included his children
Bethany Hobson (Chris), Sheldon Fitzpatrick (De’Ann), grandchildren Brian and Matthew,
Marquis, Brea, and Canaan, and great-grandchildren Jaylen, Jaleii, Amya, and Micah in the
complete count of her great big family.
Julie is also survived by her beloved sisters Jerilyn Frerk (Phil) and Candace Henrickson (Denny),
her sisters-in-law Jeannie and Betty, and her BFF “Savage Sisters” Bron, Gail, Ila, Jill, Karen,
Kirsten, and Sharon.
Her family was her greatest masterpiece. Julie’s love was unlimited as was evidenced by the
way she blended a family of her own two children with Rich’s five children. She loved each of
them fiercely as if they were all her own and continued to hold the family together after Rich
died way too soon in 1990. She also continued folding loved ones in, as anyone who ever
enjoyed a holiday gathering or a family dinner or a fun opportunity to spend time together as
part of the family, will confirm.
She gathered lifelong friends everywhere she went and everyone that knew her was drawn to
her liveliness, her generosity of heart and spirit, and her humor. She loved to play games
(especially Farkle) and was highly competitive in a fun and funny way - she never turned down
“an opportunity to win” a game. She was an expert in fun and built a life of too many marvelous
adventures to list. All her best memories involved laughing and loving – always very much out
loud. Julie’s love will continue to shine brightly, reflected in each of us that loved her in return.
In lieu of flowers, Julie asked that donations go to caringbridge.org or to a charity of your choice.