UPDATE: The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Julies Church, St. Jerome. Click Here for Funeral Information: http://www.lyonsfamily.org/?page_id=151
I miss her already. Julie Koch Lyons was the best friend anyone could have asked for. I am honored to have been called her best friend for the past 28 years. I never knew BFF (Best Friends Forever) could end so soon.
Man, were we dorks or what. 7th grade…and even then I knew I wanted to be an Aggie.
Me & Julie at a a Softball Game. We loved playing softball, we had the best coach, Julie’s Dad. We weren’t any good, but we had a really great time doing it. We played softball until our sophomore year of high school.
Julies Ring Dunk, 1994. An Aggie Tradition.
4:00 a.m. the night we moved to Boston in May 1993. We wanted to get out and see beyond Texas and experience life in another state. (This is where I learned that Texas really is the best place on earth). Julie really wanted to live on the East Coast and I demanded a big city near the water. Boston was our best choice. We had a blast. We moved there for the summer. We saw 17 states in 3 months. Julie wanted to stay and I considered it, until I found out the snow started arriving in October. Even then I hated snow!
Julie & I in the back of a limo for a friends Bachlorette party in 1994. I love the smile….classic “Lets Have FUN” Julie look.
I think this sums it all up. Julie & I walking together in Switzerland, August 2007. We have walked a million miles together in 28 years. I am so honored and lucky to have been able to walk them with an amazing courageous, smart, funny, vivacious woman like Julie Koch Lyons by my side. I love her. She may not physically be here but she is still walking beside me.