Julia M. Skawinski 61, passed away on October 30, 2016. She was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado for 26 years, and formerly a resident of Zionsville, Indiana.

Julie was born on July 11, 1955 to Louis J. Gault and Alice Ann “Swaim” Gault in Indianapolis, Indiana. In November 2002 she married Theddeus R. Skawinski in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Julie was fond of crocheting, and crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6461 for many years, and was also past Auxiliary President twice. She attended Zionsville Community High School and graduated in 1973, then joined the United States Air Force.

She is survived by her son, William “Bill” Blackwelder and his wife, Elana; daughter, Michelle Blackwelder-Mayo; and three grandchildren: Destiny Mayo, Alex Blackwelder, and Sophia Blackwelder. She was preceded in death by both her parents, Loius J. and Alice Ann Gault; and her husband, Theddeus Skawinski.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the VFW Post 6461, 753 S. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain, CO 80817.

She will be missed by many, but her love and life will carry on in her children and grandchildren.

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