Grenier, Julia Ann (Fears)
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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It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you. Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad. Love, The Gillilands
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My deepest sympathy to Al and all of Julia’s family. Carol and I are proud to have worked with Julia in the early days of CCAC. A truly great woman!
When someone you love passes away, you never quite get over it.
You just learn to slowly go on without them
But ALWAYS keeping them tucked safely within your HEART.
It was my privilege and honor to work with Julia when the free clinic started at St. Marks in Plano and then when it moved to East Plano. Her passion to help all those who needed medical care that were unfunded cannot be measured. The impact of receiving free medical care lives on with the people she served as her legacy to the community of Plano.
Al and Family, I pray for peace and consolation during this difficult time. Julia was a mentor and all around special person to me during my time at Catholic Charities and SEAS. She made an indelible loving mark on those she worked with – and those she served. She is now at the eternal table and resting in peace. Blessings.