Dr. Julie Ann Williams
May 13, 1958 - March 27, 2020
Public graveside services for Dr. Julie A. Williams, 61, of Chamberlain, SD, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020, at the Riverview Cemetery of Chamberlain, SD.
Dr. Julie Ann Williams died March 27, 2020, at the Platte Care Center of Platte, SD, at the age of 61.
Dr. Julie Ann Williams was born May 13, 1958, at Winner, SD, to Ruth (Thiede) and James Williams.
She attended Riverside #32 Country School and later attended Winner High School in Winner, SD, where she graduated with honors in 1976.
After high school, she attended Kansas State University for her undergraduate degree and then to Iowa State University for her veterinary degree, graduating in 1982.
She moved to Chamberlain, SD, and began working with Dr. Lee Dorwart at Chamberlain Veterinary Supply.
In 1983, Julie opened her own clinic, Mid River Veterinary, which she operated until 2012.
At a young age, Julie had a horse named Sugar and a cat, Maxine which were probably the start of her love of animals.
On June 14, 1986, Julie was united in marriage to Larry Wagner at Pukwana, SD.
Around 1990, Julie initiated and was instrumental in establishing the BBL (Brule-Buffalo-Lyman County) Bootstraps.
She was a member with the South Dakota Grassland Coalition helping with the management of grasslands and many of their other activities.
Julie was on the South Dakota Animal Industry Board for 30 years and a member of the Prime CowBelles.
Julie enjoyed horses, going on horseback rides and adventures on pack rides into the mountains.
Some of her hobbies included singing, cooking and sewing.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Larry Wagner of Chamberlain, SD; her mother, Ruth Williams of White Lake, SD; a brother, Gary Williams and wife, Ya of Toney, Alabama, and an aunt and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Williams.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, will be in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship will be established in Julie’s name for students pursuing a degree in veterinary sciences.