December 25, 1935 - May 28, 2019
Julia Ann (Fears) Grenier, age 83, of Plano, Texas was called to join the angels on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Julia was born in Shreveport, LA and spent most of her formative years in Tenaha, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julia Francis and John Henry Fears. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Al Grenier, as well as her three daughters and their spouses; Cherie and Tom Forsythe of Allen, TX; Karen and Chris Blade of Frisco, TX and Carla and Mark Henager of Plano, TX. Julia also leaves behind grandchildren Christina Hamill of McKinney, TX and Brandon Blade of Frisco, TX; great grandchildren Ace and Abram Hamill as well as three bonus grandchildren and four bonus great grandchildren.
An accomplished woman during her life, she was a graduate of TCU receiving a BS in nursing. In addition to raising a family and working in home health care, she was a volunteer for 35 years with the American Red Cross. Julia also started the Caritas outreach program at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and worked with the charitable organization Plano Santas. She was the founder and Executive Director for the first free clinic in Collin County. A new clinic now operates under the name Julia’s Center led by those who previously worked with her. Mentor and servant of many, she was twice named Plano’s Volunteer of the Year.
While remembered for her faith, she also enjoyed camping, gourmet cooking, traveling, and entertaining with family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas at 11:00 a.m.
Donations can be made in her memory to Julia’s Center for Healthcare in Plano, TX.
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