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Julie Carole Peter

June 22, 1944 — February 25, 2021

Julie Carole Peter

Julie Carole (Randelman) Peter, 76, was born June 22, 1944, in Oklahoma City. Julie joined her beloved husband on February 25, leaving behind the pain of COVID-induced isolation. Julie devoted her life to her family and helping others. She was a leader in the community and a fixture in the local medical world. She was a well-regarded motivational speaker, lover of all things Sherlock Holmes, adventurous gardener, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will always be remembered for lighting up whatever room she entered and for her increasingly extravagant hats. Julie grew up in Oklahoma City; attended Christ the King Elementary School and Bishop McGuinness High School, before graduating from Northwest Classen High School in 1962. After attending college, Julie entered the workforce early as she found her professional calling – running medical office operations. Soon, Julie found her passion in family, which she began building with the love of her life, Stephen Baird Peter, in 1972. Julie served on various community service boards and helped to support the family efforts in countless community initiatives. Toastmasters International was also a large part of her life and is the organization that taught her the communication and leadership skills that she so willingly shared with friends and family. She was a wonderful and loving woman who, in her later years, enjoyed retirement, traveling with her husband, and further developing her overwhelming book collection.She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Burton and Bernice A. (Beacom) Randelman; and husband, Stephen B. Peter. She is survived by daughter, Chana Martin and husband Chris Martin; son, Michael Peter and wife Christine (Hendricks); grandchildren: Mariah Jackson, Ashleigh Martin, Robbie Martin, Michael S. Peter, William B. Peter; and great grandchildren Coen Taylor and Cade Taylor.Visitation will be Friday, March 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Smith & Kernke on 23rd Street. A graveside service will be at Rose Hill Burial Park Saturday, March 6 at 11 a.m. A Celebration of her and Stephen's life will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send memories, pictures and stories. Memorial contributions in Julie's name may be made to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society ( or to your favorite charity.
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Public Viewing & Visitation

Friday, March 5, 2021

Smith & Kernke Funeral Home (NW 23rd Street)

1401 Northwest 23rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

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