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Julia Hatcher
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Julia Alysianne Hatcher, 7, passed away on Friday morning, Feb. 27.

Born Feb. 26, 2002, she was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, and niece and passed away due to medical complications that she was not able to overcome.

Julia (Juls) was the daughter of Scott and Dorine Hatcher of Ripon. She was in the first grade at Nile Garden Elementary School in Manteca. Julia was a joy to all who knew her and was loved by all. She was full of surprises, enjoying so many activities with her family and school friends each and every day. She loved learning new things and loved living her life with enthusiasm, finding something new and exciting each day.

In addition to her parents, Julia is survived by her grandparents, Don and Paris Douma of Ripon, and Monnie and Melanie Hatcher of Columbia, South Carolina; her great-grandparents Harvey Douma of Ripon, Bob and Levenya McClanahan of Lodi, and Wilene Mincey of Columbia, SC. She is also survived by very special aunts and uncles, Stacey and Jeff Cardoza of Salida and Charles (Chuck) Hatcher of Nashville, Tennessee. Julia's extended family includes aunts, uncles, and cousins in California, Florida and in the Carolinas.

Visitation is planned for Wednesday, March 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel. A Celebration of Julia's life will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 4 p.m. at Grace Brethren Church on Main Street in Ripon. Her burial will be private at Ripon Cemetery.

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The Escalon (Calif.) Times

March 4, 2009