Julia May was born on November 12, 1937 at an Army hospital in Denver, Colorado to Arthur Hauzer and Dorothy (Bieghler) Hauzer. She grew up with brother Gilbert and Sisters Kay (Wilson) Harris and Nola (Wilson) Snyder. She went home on February 8, 2023.
She married Darwin Gay on August 5, 1955 in Eugene, Oregon. To this union were born four children Londa, Dorena, Alelia (Jo), and Darwin (Hoot). In 1973, Darwin and Julia loaded an old school bus and moved to Missouri. She was baptized on June 21, 2009 at Assembly of God Church in Grant City, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, husband, daughter Dorena, son Darwin, brother-in-law Glen Harris, son-in-law Clinton Verbick, granddaughter Tonya Fletchall, niece Glenda Walton, and nephew Larry Riley.
Her surviving family include sisters Kay Harris and Nola Snyder; daughters Londa Verbick and Alelia Gay; grandchildren Miranda (Barry) Lyle, Samantha (Steven) Brown, Desirea O’Neal, Vincent Fletchall, Darren Verbick, Priscilla (Jonathan) Jacoba, & Derek Verbick. 18 great-grandchildren Alysa & Elizabeth Lyle; Saylor, Saryn & Stetsyn Brown; Trevor, Kalli, & Samuel O’Neal; Bryant McCord, Ira, Iyana, & Iyston Fletchall; Klayton & Kymree Verbick; JT, William, Michael, & Alelia Jacoba; and several nieces and nephews. Her beloved pet Maizy survives of the home.
Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2023 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, MO with visitation from 1.:00 p.m. to service time. Burial will be in the Grant City Cemetery.
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