Julianna (Julie) Bluhm Smith of Antioch, Tennessee died peacefully at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday January 14th, 2023 at 5:08am. She was born September 28th, 1944 to Harry and Julia Bluhm of Mason City, Illinois. Julie was the wife of Terry Herbert Smith of Antioch, Tennessee (deceased) and the Stepmother of three children, Robin Shaver and husband, Mike of Peru, Illinois, Timothy Smith and wife, Natacha of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Christopher Smith and wife, Laura of Old Hickory, Tennessee. She is survived by twelve Grandchildren, Colleen (Nicki) Moutria, Jodi Fauke, Garrett Smith, Karlie Meyer, Zoe Smith, Noah Smith, Jessica Caldwell, Julian Smith, Jhason Smith, Jeorgi Smith, Jude Smith and Jenesis Smith. She is also survived by 21 Great Grandchildren, and 6 Great-Great Grandchildren.
Julie was a resident of Bloomington, Ill and worked at Illinois Wesleyan College in the mid 1960’s where she met Terry. Terry and Julie were married in 1968 in Bloomington, Illinois and the couple both worked for State Farm Insurance until their relocation to Nashville, Tennessee in 1972. Upon their arrival to Nashville, Julie was employed by Commerce Union Bank’s Church Street Branch before becoming the Executive Assistant to Joe Marchetti (deceased) in Commerce Union’s downtown Corporate Branch. Julie was a member of the Cathedral Of The Incarnation Catholic Church on West End Avenue in Nashville where she rededicated her life to Jesus Christ.
Having no natural children, Julie always spoke of Robin, Tim and Chris as “her children” from the day she married their father. She was always so proud of her kids and told everyone she knew about them and their families. Julie loved reading, camping, the comfort of her home and the company of her many animals. She was an avid fan of Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls, and in her final days a family member overheard her asking a nurse if she would see to it that Michael Jordan know how much joy he brought to her life watching him play basketball. Julie had a genuine love for people. She always spoke to strangers with her big smile and big brown eyes. Julie always had an opinion about most topics effecting our world today, and she was never afraid to let you know exactly how she felt about every one of them! In her final days of life, she made it abundantly clear to her children that she was at peace with Jesus and was ready to enter into His perfect rest. A private memorial service was held for her with her closest friends and family members at Alive Hospice.