STEPHENVILLE – Julie Dawn Walter Carrillo, 42, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Stephenville.
A service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Cowboy Church of Erath County followed by a life celebration at 7 p.m. at The N at Hardway Ranch.
Julie was born to TJ Walter and Laura Flowers in Ranger. She grew up on Lake Leon in Eastland County. Julie attended Ranger High School where she was a state qualifier as the Region IV FFA Sweetheart, Football Sweetheart, Vice President of her senior class, a student council officer, voted most likely to succeed, and earned the Lion's Club Scholarship Award. She graduated in 1993 as Salutatorian of her class.
Julie graduated from Ranger College in 1995, while there she was a member of the doctor prep program, a cheerleader, the 1995 Homecoming Queen and was the trainer/statistician for her dad, Coach Don Flowers, and the Ranger College baseball team. She became a nurse after attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville.
In 1999 Julie met Gilbert Carrillo, the love of her life. They married June 30, 2001. Julie's pride and joy were her two children Chase and Cheney. Julie supported Gilbert, Chase, and Cheney and made their lives her passion. Julie was one of the first women PBR Producers, producing over 90 events. She was the brainchild behind the 4C's Arena and Bucking Bull operation. She was passionate about her equine and bull insurance profession with Brooks-Mayberry Equine Insurance. Julie was on the sidelines of gymnastics meets, soccer, football, baseball, cheerleading events, rodeo endeavors, and loved family time on the water. If her husband and kids were in it, you were sure to hear her yell along the sideline.
She was one of the PBR's and King George's biggest fans. Her back porch was a welcome mat for the community of Stephenville where her family and friends shared many laughs. In October of this year Julie will be honored with the Sharon Shoulders Award at the Heroes and Legends Celebration in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to the PBR World Finals.
Julie is survived by her loving husband, Gilbert Carrillo and their two children, Chase and Cheney; her parents, Don and Laura Flowers; sister and brother-in-law, Shawna & Erik Slaughter and their children, Seth, Paige and Bailey; brother, Raymond Walter; mother-in-law, Ann Carrillo; brother-in-laws, Tommy and Becca Carrillo and, their children and spouses: Jonathan and Erin Carrillo, Alex and Kaleb Carrillo and daughter Liv; Tracey and Tashya Carrillo, their children and spouses: Crystal and Reid Griggs, children Madison and James, Trace, Brent, Brelyn and Braidyn Carrillo; Robert Carrillo his children and spouses: Michelle and Bobby Craine, children: Peyton and Payslee, Dakota and Payson; Eddie and Linda Carrillo; Adam and Heidi Carrillo and their children Haden and Westley; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Also, her pride and joy Wilber the pig. She was preceded in death by her father TJ Walter, beloved grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and niece Noel.
Julie loved her God, read her scriptures daily, and had no doubt eternity.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Luke Nelson at First Financial Bank of Stephenville. Account: Luke Nelson Benefit Account/Clint and Mia Nelson.
Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.