Julie Ann Buda
September 19, 1953 – October 15, 2023
Julie Ann Damgaard was born September 19, 1953, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Earl and Eleanor Damgaard. She moved frequently during childhood due to Earl’s job, and ended up in Omaha, Nebraska, where she graduated from Bryan High in 1971. She met Joe Buda at Elmwood Park where he was on stage playing guitar. They married on July 2, 1976, and had four children. They exemplified a loving, devoted marriage for over 47 years until her passing. She worked in Loss Prevention at United Parcel Service (UPS) for 42 and a half years, retiring in 2015, when diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. Despite this condition, Julie lived a full, happy life, and found joy in its simplest pleasures. She was kind, loving, sweet and cherished her children; always making sure they “take lots of pictures” to capture memories. She had a deep faith in Jesus (her Bible is full of highlights and notes) and saw God’s handiwork in all things, especially in nature. She spread the love of God through her reflections on Facebook, which touched many. Her faith in Christ carried her through to the end, trusting that no matter what happened, it was His plan.
Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Eleanor Damgaard. She is survived by husband, Joe Buda; children: Joey (Christine) Buda, Jacqueline Buda, Jessie (Michael) Loewen, and Josh Buda; brother, Jeff Damgaard; sister, Rhonda (George) Obradovich; grandson, Augie Loewen, and two granddaughters on the way.
VISITATION: Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 5-7 p.m. at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 10:30 a.m, at the West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials to the family via Venmo: @Joey-Buda. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.