Julia Ann (Boyett) Barth

Obituary

Julia Ann Boyett Barth, 59, of St. Joe Beach, Fla., passed away early Saturday, January 19th, 2008 after a brave three-year battle with breast cancer,
"Julie" was born September 13th, 1948, in Bainbridge, GA, the first child of Arthur Onzlow Boyett, Sr. and Florence Stewart Boyett. She moved to St. Joe Beach in 1955, and graduated from Port St. Joe High School with the class of 1966 before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. There she attended Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing and graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens with a B.S. in nursing. She began her career in neonatal intensive care at Grady Hospital and continued at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. She returned to her beloved St. Joe Beach in 2001 and was employed with Gulf Coast Community Hospital where she completed her 37 year career as a NICU nurse.
Julie was preceded in death by her father, A.O. "Bo" Boyett, Sr. She is survived by her devoted husband and caregiver, Jeff Barth; son, David Barth; daughter, Whitney Barth; granddaughter, Jayde Ann "Annie" Young; her mother, Florence Boyett; sister, Paula Boone (Henry, Meggie, Tom) all of St. Joe Beach; her brother, Buddy Boyett (Pat, Amy, Holly) of Havana, Florida; and many special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at Beach Baptist Chapel on St. Joe Beach with Pastor David Nichols officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her son, David Barth; nephews Tom Boone, Steve Aldredge, and Neal Cantin; brother-in-law John Barth; and long-time friend John McDonald. Funeral Services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home. At Julie's request, please make donations to the American Cancer Society or to Beach Baptist Chapel, 311 Columbus Street, St. Joe Beach, FL. 32456
Julie, you touched many lives. Your family's, mine, your kids', your granddaughter's, the nurses' and doctors' you worked with, but most of all the thousands of babies you nursed into life. You will be missed by so many. Love forever, Jeff.
Published in The Star from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7, 2008
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