Julia “Julie” Elaine Hail, 53, of Ridgecrest, CA, passed away on May 16, 2017 in Coronado, CA.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, 3rd of June 2017 at the Apostolic Faith Church, 129 Grande Way, Ridgecrest, CA; Reverend Bill Wilson will be officiating.

Julie was born in Opelika, AL to Larry Martin Hail and Jamie Sue Zaretki on October 16, 1963. She grew up in Corona, CA and graduated from Norco High School in 1981, then moved to Ridgecrest where she graduated from Cerro Coso Community College with a computer science degree, and started her career as a Telemetry Analyst for the Sidewinder Missile Program at China Lake Naval Air Warfare Center. Julie's heart was one that was pure golden. Her love for her family, friends and animals showed in all she did. Her love of sports and politics was enthusiastic; she especially enjoyed watching Southeastern Conference (SEC) football games (War Eagle, go Auburn!), and watching the Angels play baseball, always fully decked out in the appropriate team swag! Her thoughtfulness and love for others will never be forgotten.

Julie is preceded in death by her stepfather, John Phillip Zaretki; her maternal grand parents, Edna Fleming and James Vichael Fleming; and her paternal grandmother, Louise Smith.

Julie is survived by her son Ryan Edward McConnell; her mother, Jamie Sue Zaretki; her father, Larry Martin Hail; her sister Cathy Lianne Hail; her sister Amy Lara Robertson and her husband Barry; her sister Jessica Lyn Sorensen and her husband Ronnie; her niece Savannah Stevie Salmans and her husband Forest; her niece Danielle Rebecca Coronado; and her nephew Collin Gage Robertson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Julia Hail’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, online at https://www.stjude.org.

The family of Julie wishes to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the full staff of the Subactue II Facility at Sharp Coronado Hospital, from the doctors and nurses, to the janitors and engineers that kept Julie, and her room, as comfortable as they could over the past several years.