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Julie Rae Dean

CUMBERLAND — Julie Rae Dean,36, of Cumberland, Maryland passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at her father’s home on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Born on January 26, 1982, Julie was the daughter of Debra Dean, of Frostburg, MD, and Trevor “Terry” Dean, of Cumberland, MD.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Donald and wife, Ruby Nestor, and James R. Dean, Sr. and wife, Juanita; and her uncle , James R. Dean, Jr.

Julie is survived by, in addition to her loving mother and father, her beloved son, London Lars Evorlee Dean; sister, Tara Dean, of Bethesda, MD; aunt, Connie Twigg and husband, Richard; uncle, Alvin Dean and wife, Marcia, of Martinez, GA; aunt, Merry Dean, of LaVale, MD; cousins, Sara Twigg and Matt Twigg, of Cumberland, MD, Sherry Shaffer, of Martinez, GA, Brian Dean and wife, Christy, and family, and Cynthia Dean & family. Julie also leaves behind her loving boyfriend, Shane Phillips.

Julie graduated from Allegany High School, Class of 2000. She then decided to further her education by enrolling at Allegany College, transferring later to Frostburg University seeking a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child/Human Growth and Development. Julie also worked as the first woman police officer in Ridgeley, WV, for a short period of time. Interestingly, she decided to steer in a different direction and seek a career in Cosmetology.

Julie obtained a Mastery Certificate in makeup artistry and editorial works at Paul Mitchell Schools, where she truly excelled. Her inherent talent in public speaking, her vivacious personality, and her outstanding artistic ability, among other things, proved this to be a life-altering decision. Christian Riser, an educator at Paul Mitchell Temple School, quickly recognized Julie’s talent, and wishing to teach her more advanced skills in Cosmetology while she attended, took her aside for more professional, personalized guidance.

In the years following her graduation, Julie earned numerous prestigious awards in her field, among them being that of a Paul Mitchell Educator herself. She was a National Beacon Winner, chosen by the Professional Beauty Association as one of the top 100 cosmetology students in America.  As a cosmetology student, Julie was chosen to showcase her skills in a Paul Mitchell runway show.

Later, Julie opened her very own salon called Pistol where she gathered a large clientele and wonderful friendships. Among her many artistic talents, tattoos came naturally as well. Julie loved tattoos and had many herself in honor of the people she loved. Julie was an apprentice tattoo artist and a caring soul, traits that were evident in her tattoo artwork.

Julie leaves behind her 4 year old son, London Lars Evorlee Dean. Julie aspired to be the best mother for London that she could possibly be and loved her son with all of her heart and soul.

Julie was truly born with a loving heart. There was nothing she would not do for others.  She often sought out others in need of help and did her best to make their life a little happier in whatever small way she could. She made collections, and gave donations in a variety of ways, for women’s and children’s organizations that assisted the poor, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Julie had a vibrant, bubbling personality, and people took to her immediately. She loved, so much, making new friends. Julie loved all things “nature” – all animals and other creatures of God.  She loved the beautiful ocean, especially at sunrise and sunset.

It is there that she wishes to continue on her journey to heaven, via the world, and nature by having her ashes released…and there, it shall be done!

The Dean family would especially like to convey their sincerest appreciation to the following: John Brodak, and wife “Buzz”, and all of the employees of the Brodak Manufacturing Family Of Companies.

ALL of Julie’s friends, associates, and relatives will be warmly recieved at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave, Cumberland, Maryland, on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, for a memorial service at 12pm with James Kasecamp officiating.

In Addition: Any cards, notes, remembrances, etc., may be mailed to: T. Dean, POB 521, Cumberland, MD 21501 or A special family request to all would be to send notes of condolence, with perhaps a line of “happy” text to Julie’s beloved four-year-old son, London Lars Evorlee Dean, to either address listed above. These will be saved and given to London at some time in the future when he will have a better understanding of life.

In lieu of flowers Julie would have wished that you consider making a small donation in her name to any Animal Rights/Welfare Groups, or possibly any Women’s and/or Children’s Advocacy Groups, or any Children’s Medical Group that offers assistance to the poor.

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