Julie Noterman ’75

9 May 2002

Class: 1975

Major: Biology

Deceased: May 5, 2002

Julie Ann Noterman, 48, of Phoenix, Ariz. died May 2, 2002, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.

She was born May 5, 1953, in Austin, to Arnold and Helen (Gerber) Noterman. They lived on the family farm south of Adams.

She graduated as valedictorian in 1971 from Adams High School. In 1975, she received a degree in biology from Carleton College.

She moved to Tucson, Ariz. and from 1975 to 1981 worked as a research assistant at the department of radiology, University Medical Center. She also worked as a research technician in the department of internal medicine at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tucson. After years of research work, she founded and published the Tucson LifeLine, a newspaper for alternative health and awareness. In the 1980s, she founded and published Ecocultural Perspectives which replaced LifeLine. After shutting down publication, she moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in the early 1990s where she became a founder of the Institute for the Celebration of Cultural Diversity (ICCD) and became involved with International Friends of Transformative Art (IFTA). She worked at Browne of Phoenix where she met her husband, Stephen Michael Barnes. She became a quality assurance manager. She completed her master’s degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University in December 2001.

She was the author of a book of poetry, Bloodletting, and enjoyed photography, collage work and stained glass and studied alternative healing methods and spirituality.

Survivors include husband; mother, Helen Noterman, Adams; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Teresa and Gary Smith, Adams; Claire and Roger Simon, Adams; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and John Merdan, Avon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary Noterman, Adams; Gene Noterman, Adams; Fredric Noterman, Adams; Edward and Maureen Noterman, Adams; Daniel and Karen Noterman, Adams; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents and infant brother.

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