On July 30th, 2023, Julie Ann Yeomans Habacker of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away at her home after a brief illness.
Julie was born on August 30th, 1969, in St. Louis, Missouri and moved with her family to Paducah, Kentucky in 1970. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Paducah and Murray State University with a degree in child development.
Julie was married to James Lyle Habacker for almost thirty years. Julie and Jim have two sons, Lyle Holt Habacker and Mason Harold Habacker, all of Nashville. Her mother, Ruthie Guidroz, lives in Beaumont, Texas. Julie has two siblings, Eric Yeomans, of Paducah, Kentucky, and Kelly McNulty, of Nashville, Tennessee. She loved spending time with her family, including her nieces and nephews, and many cousins.
Julie is preceded in death by her father, Harold Robert “Mick” Yeomans and her beloved dog, Buddy Habacker.
Julie was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Bellevue. She also had many friends and frequently volunteered at her sons’ school. She enjoyed spending time near the water, whether that be Percy Priest Lake, or the beach at 30A. Julie was also heavily involved in American River Strokers Foundation, a non-profit that is dedicated to giving back to the US military service members, veterans, first responders, and their families.
Julie was a preschool teacher for many years at Brook Hollow and Little Lambs Preschool. Julie loved children, which was a large part of why she chose to become a preschool teacher. Helping young people discover a passion for learning was one of her true joys in life. While Julie’s family grieves her loss, they are choosing to remember Julie in a way that honors her spirit. In lieu of flowers, please consider plants for her or donating to a fund through American River Strokers Foundation that will be used for a project aimed at improving the conditions for preschool children in Julie’s name. For more information and how to donate, please visit Americanriverstrokers.com
A celebration of life will take place on Monday, August 7th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Pavilion at Harpeth Hills Cemetery in West Nashville, TN. The family extends an invitation to all those who would like to honor Julie. It was Julie’s wish for this to be a casual afternoon where friends and family would be encouraged to share their favorite memories of her.