ASTORIA Naselle resident Julie A. Burns, 50, died of natural causes in Astoria on Nov. 8, 2013. A native of Chehalis, she was born there Dec. 23, 1962.
Seventeen years ago she moved to Naselle with her longtime companion Antonio Rodriguez and their three daughters. Julie worked at Okies Select Market in Naselle and loved her community as much as the community loved her.
Family was paramount to Julie and she was always smiling, jovial and liked to see others smile.
Besides Antonio, Julie is survived by daughters, Jennifer Poynter of Eugene, Ore., Sandra Rodriguez of Lemmore, Calif., and Alycia Rodriguez; her sisters, Tammy Rodriguez of Toledo and Lisa Middleton of Kelso; and a brother, Robert Tepponen of Centralia.
Julies family invites the community to a celebration of her life and potluck to be held Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at noon at the Naselle Grange Hall on Knappton Road. Come and share a memory. Her guest book is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.