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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 03:33 PM

DU Oldsters: some sad news. JulieRB has died

Julie hadn't posted much in recent years, but she was a DU stalwart for a long time. I met her at the BartCop meetup at James Carville's restaurant in DC back in the early 2000s where she spotted me and my husband looking lost, and came over and embraced us with her charm, warmth and friendliness.

Julie decided that she wanted to be a published author, and then contacted just about every agent in America, finally finding one, getting picked up by Avon Impulse publishers, and becoming a successful author with her original take on the romance novel - combining romance and her 2nd love (after politics): Seattle Seahawks football. She wrote the "Love and football" romance series under the name Julie Brannagh.

She was involved in progressive causes in her hometown of Seattle, and God, did she hate Donald Trump.

She leaves her husband Eric and her big old dog Moose, and hundreds of friends and admirers.

http://funeralinnovations.com/obituary/198860/Julie-Revell-Benjamin/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00U8F8TB4

We love you Julie, and you will be missed. We promise we'll continue to resist!

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Reply DU Oldsters: some sad news. JulieRB has died (Original post)
Patiod Sep 2017 OP
GreenPartyVoter Sep 2017 #1
Kolesar Sep 2017 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2017 #3
shenmue Sep 2017 #4
underpants Sep 2017 #5
Aristus Sep 2017 #6
Patiod Sep 2017 #7
hlthe2b Sep 2017 #8
gademocrat7 Sep 2017 #9
denbot Sep 2017 #10
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lunatica Sep 2017 #11
MuseRider Sep 2017 #12
TygrBright Sep 2017 #13
ornotna Sep 2017 #14
defacto7 Sep 2017 #15
sinkingfeeling Sep 2017 #16
irisblue Sep 2017 #17
LisaM Sep 2017 #18
smirkymonkey Sep 2017 #19
Snotcicles Sep 2017 #20
Scarsdale Sep 2017 #21
KT2000 Sep 2017 #22
Drahthaardogs Sep 2017 #23
Upthevibe Sep 2017 #24
raven mad Sep 2017 #25
calimary Sep 2017 #26
Solly Mack Sep 2017 #27
JNelson6563 Sep 2017 #28
gristy Sep 2017 #29
mahina Sep 2017 #30
femmocrat Sep 2017 #31
Fla Dem Sep 2017 #32
panader0 Sep 2017 #33
proud patriot Sep 2017 #34
Kali Sep 2017 #35
davsand Sep 2017 #36
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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 03:37 PM

1. I'm so sorry to hear that!

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 03:38 PM

2. Peace and condolences

to Julie's friends, family and fans.

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 03:39 PM

3. I am sorry to hear this sad news.

May she pass safely...

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 03:43 PM

4. Rest in peace

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 03:44 PM

5. :-(

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 03:50 PM

6. She was an irreplaceable asset to DU.



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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 03:55 PM

7. She was

A good person and a light in the world

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:03 PM

8. Oh, my. I remember Julie!

At least once a year, I take note of long term Duers who I have not seen posting recently and try to reach out or inquire about them. I am so very sorry to hear we've lost her.

May she watch over our efforts and may her family, friends, and big ole "Moose" be at peace.

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:08 PM

9. RIP, Julie.

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:16 PM

10. RIP Julie

Peace to her loved ones.

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:21 PM

11. .

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:21 PM

12. I remember her well.

I am so sorry to hear this.

RIP Julie

We WILL Resist.

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:22 PM

13. Much missed, JulieRB! May your memory be a blessing to all whose lives you touched. n/t

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:28 PM

14. My goodness, she was so young.

RIP Julie.

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:46 PM

15. ...

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:54 PM

16. Rest in peace.

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 04:59 PM

17. Rest in Power& Glory.

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 05:04 PM

18. Awww, this is too bad.

I definitely remember her DU name, guess I'll go check out some of her old posts.

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 05:31 PM

19. RIP Julie.

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 05:32 PM

20. This is heart breaking news. nt

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 07:27 PM

21. I did not meet her,

but she sounds like a gem. My kind of gal, like Molly Ivins. RIP, condolences to her husband and puppy. Dogs grieve, too.

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Fri Sep 8, 2017, 07:29 PM

22. I remember her

this is really sad. Peace to her family an friends.

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Fri Sep 8, 2017, 09:39 PM

23. DU back in the good days...

Andy, Kephra, Gray Warrior and what I would not give to see a Swamp Monster rendition of Trump.

It's not the same...

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 12:41 AM

24. R.I.P. n/t

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Sat Sep 9, 2017, 01:07 AM

25. ....

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 01:15 AM

26. Aw damn. So sorry to hear that.

She will indeed be missed.

Damn.

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Sat Sep 9, 2017, 01:38 AM

27. Well, damn.

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Sat Sep 9, 2017, 01:42 AM

28. I remember her!

We've lost so many!

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 02:26 AM

29. Oh!

Oh, my. I was a secret admirer. Her posts always sang to me, even 1 or 2 sentences. That she was an accomplished writer was unknown to me but is unsurprising. We'll miss you, Julie.

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 03:32 AM

30. Damnit.

Thank you for telling some of her awesome story. Aloha no, JulieRB. Aloha to her and her family, and Moose.

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Sat Sep 9, 2017, 08:52 AM

31. Oh my, she was so young.

Thanks for letting us know, Patiod.

RIP, JullieRB.

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Sat Sep 9, 2017, 10:04 AM

32. So very sad. Rest in Peace JulieRB. A good life lived well, but gone too soon.

Another long term DU'er to add to our Memoriam page.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=inmemoriam

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Sat Sep 9, 2017, 11:22 AM

33. Oh hell, I remember her well.

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Sat Sep 9, 2017, 03:23 PM

34. RIP

<3

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Sat Sep 9, 2017, 11:58 PM

35. I remember that name, but it looks like she switched when we moved to 3

and became Missy Vixen. Here is her last OP https://www.democraticunderground.com/1002329751

Sorry to hear of the loss of another long time DUer, condolences to you and her family and friends.

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Sun Sep 10, 2017, 02:25 AM

36. I heard about her passing on Facebook. Sad news.

May her passing be an easy one. She was about as "anti-woo" as it gets, but I wish for the brightest blessings for her and for all who grieve for her.




Laura

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Sun Sep 10, 2017, 12:07 PM

37. Her Twitter page. Active til the end.

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Thu Oct 26, 2017, 02:31 PM

38. I remember her. I'm so sad to hear this.

Thank you for letting us know

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Response to Patiod (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 02:37 PM

39. NO!



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