Julia “Julia or Judy” Glancy

January 9, 1929 - March 4, 2022

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Julie Glancy on March 4, 2022, in her home in Carson City, Nevada. At age 93, she had fulfilled her role as a loving and devoted wife, the epitome of motherhood, and a kind and generous spirit to all who knew her.

Julie was born to Jonathan Simanich and Rosie (Nose) Simanich on January 9, 1929 in Klein, Montana. At an early age her family moved to Roundup. Julie and her sister Marian were raised by their father, a Croatian coal miner, not learning to speak English until they were in
grade school. Their father devoted his life not only to providing for his girls, but also guiding and teaching them homemaking skills such as baking, cooking, and sewing. In turn, the girls grew up fast, taking care of their father and tending to the house. They had a hard life, but she was quick to point out that it was a home filled with love and joy! As a result, she developed an inner strength and resiliency, as well as the capacity to love with all her heart.

Julie knew Pat Glancy from a young age, and they were reunited when he was home on leave from the Navy. They were soon married in 1953, and moved to Bozeman where Pat would attend college. It was there they had three children – Pat “Skip”, Tim, and Susan. Julie worked
tirelessly to help Pat through school, providing child care for up to eight children in addition to her own, in a small college housing unit. Her baking became well-known on campus and soon she was selling fresh bread and taking in ironing to help the family financially.

Julie was very industrious and had many talents. She loved working in her garden, keeping company with the birds, and literally created a lush English garden admired by many. Julie was also a skilled seamstress, loved to crochet and do a variety of crafts, and created beautiful oil paintings for many years. However, her claim to fame was her baking – growing up we can hardly remember a day that the house was not filled with the delicious aroma
of fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, pies or cookies. Needless to say, our friends looked forward to visiting often! She loved to share her Croatian heritage with friends and neighbors through homemade and unique pastries. Mom made everyone feel welcome in our home, taking the time to get to know our friends and dad’s colleagues. Julie was beloved by all who knew her - she was sensitive, kind, compassionate, hard working, fun loving and quick witted. She was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church for 55 years. Julie lived her faith by being truly
selfless, finding great joy in giving and doing for others.

Mom’s contributions to our family were the glue that held us together. She had a way of making every day special; her encouragement, guidance, and presence made you feel like anything was possible. Most importantly, her love for her family and friends was pure and unconditional.

Julie was predeceased by her parents, her only sibling, sister Marian, her husband Pat of 68 years, and her firstborn son, Pat “Skip”.

She is survived by her son Tim (Jennifer), and daughter Susan (Bob), 3 granddaughters, and 9 great-grandchildren.

We will be eternally grateful for the beautiful life mom gave us and for her love that will live forever in our hearts.

Per her wishes, a private family graveside service was held.