Longtime Ponca City resident Julie J. Marazas died Friday, May 16, 2014
at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Julie was born on April 3, 1946 in
Baltimore, Maryland, to Harold and Pearl Togersen. On July 9, 1964, she
married Tom Marazas. They made their first home in Baltimore until 1973
when Tom transferred with Conoco to Ponca City.
Julie worked as a department manager for WalMart prior to her retirement
in 1996. She was a talented artist, and loved to paint and draw. Leather
tooling was a favorite hobby of Julie's, and she made many beautiful
belts for friends and family. Julie loved collecting – porcelain
dolls, Beanie Babies, and Native American art were a few of her favorite
Julie is survived by three sons, Michael Marazas (and wife Deena) and Mark
Marazas (and wife Stephanie) of Ponca City; and Chad Marazas (and wife
Amy) of Bixby. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren whom she loved
dearly; Courtney, Jamie, T.J., Sarah, Emily, Corey, Ashlynn and Ryan.
Also 4 great-grandchildren; Izaiah, Mason, James and Isabella. She is
also survived by a sister Betty Jane Gillyard and brother Einar Peterson.
Julie was preceded in death by her husband Tom, and her parents.
The family invites friends to a Memorial Reception in Julie's honor,
to be held at the American Legion, 407 W. South Ave., on Thursday, May
22, 2014 from 4:00 – 5:30. A family graveside service will be held
Thursday at 6:00 at Longwood Cemetery.