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“Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” Genesis 15:5
Julia Elizabeth (Kelly) Brewster passed from this life on November 22, 2020. Julia was born on June 26, 1933 in Bangor Maine to parents Maurice Kelly and Hazel Catherine (McHale) Kelly. She married Gayle Drew Brewster on December 1, 1951, and through this union they created seven daughters and four sons.
She was a devout Catholic, strong in her religious upbringing. She dedicated her adult ministry to coordinating funeral dinners for the St. James Catholic Church parish families for 40 years. She was so humbled to be recognized by Pope Francis for her dedicated service. She volunteered unending hours to the parish and was a member of the St. Pius Guild, and the St. James Altar Society while raising her large family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Lena, Mary and Ann, her brothers Kenneth, Blondie, Bobby and Gerald, her granddaughter Anastasia, and her husband. She is survived by her brother Marty Kelly of Maine, and numerous other family members from the Brewster and Kelly clans who have always shared a life and love connection with her. She is also survived by her 11 children - a litany of names we can attest she could say in 11 seconds or less! As she always told us “You know which ones you are!” She also is survived by her cherished 28 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild and an unending list of friends particularly Sue Hebert, Betty Ivie and Shirley Leonard.
Viewing will be held Tuesday 4PM-8PM at Vondel L. Smith & Sons South Lakes. Services and a Funeral Mass to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church, located at 4201 S. McKinley Ave., OKC. Burial and graveside blessings will be at Heritage Burial Park at South Lakes.