Julie Kay Sutton was born in Amarillo, Texas on October 31, 1957 to Herbert and Gwen Sutton. After a short battle with cancer, Julie passed away on June 24, 2022.
She touched many people’s lives in a significant and positive way in her short 64 years. Her compassion for others and her willingness to make sacrifices to ensure the ones she loved were taken care of were at the heart of her character. Julie was full of adventure - from jumping out of an airplane, to shoveling snow off of rooftops, to showing everyone up on the monkey bars and roller blading. She had many talents and many loves. She was a cat lover to put it lightly, a lover of projects, open houses, estate sales, garage sales, shopping, flowers, plants and trees, working in her yard and taking long walks. Julie was an interior designer, turned distinguished teacher, turned aircraft engineer. Julie worked at Herring Design Group, and owned her own interior design business. She taught at Texas State Technical Institute and Amarillo College. She worked at Cessna Aircraft and Bell Helicopter until her retirement. Julie also lived in Wichita, KS, Dallas,
TX, and the Cayman Islands. She moved back to Amarillo permanently in 2008 to help take care of her parents.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gwen Coble Sutton.
Julie leaves behind her father, Herbert C. Sutton of Amarillo; her sister and brother-in-law Carol and Ernie Zernial and their sons Chris, Wes and Ben of San Antonio; and her dear friend Tammy Stamps of Amarillo. She also leaves behind many, many friends who will miss her deeply and dearly.
How do you sum up someone’s life and the impact that they have had on so many people? It’s impossible. But those of us who knew Julie Kay Sutton know her unique strength and will hold her closely in our hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kitty Korral, PO Box 111, Happy, TX. 79042. The date for Julie’s celebration of life is pending and will be posted soon.