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“I like to think Julie and I were like sisters. We talked about everything, and we talked often. She was so brave didn't complain. I will miss her...Read More »
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“Sincere Condolences to you and all your family. Gary ”
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“Dear Doug, My sincere condolences to you and all your family. I am a friend of Joan Cook, who lives at Paulsen Manor, and I have talked with you...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Bob Cook - Moline, IL

“Julie, Mike and family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, our deepest condolences to you. You and Mike and have been through alot lately ...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Susan and Dave Wynn - Milan, IL

“Julie, Mike, Justin and Cory ....so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Her long journey has ended and she is now in a better place...Read More »
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Juliana M. Smith, 79, of Moline, passed away on Saturday, June 9th, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.

Per her wishes cremation rites will be accorded, there will be no visitation and private family services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at National Cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. is assisting the family with arrangements.

Juliana was born on January 18th, 1933 in Warsaw, Illinois, the daughter of John and Goldie Mekeel Burger. She married Doug Smith on April 5th, 1952 in Yuma, Arizona.

Juliana had a passion for reading, gardening and spending time with her family. She was a devoted wife and mother and will live on in our hearts forever.

Survivors:
Husband William "Doug" Smith Moline
Children Gail (Donald) Guthrie Joy, IL
Joni (Alberto) Basala Moline
Douglas Smith Moline
Julie (Mike) O'Donnell Milan

Grandsons Joshua Basala, Anthony Smith, Justin O'Donnell, Gabriel Favela, and Cory O'Donnell
Great grandsons Bailey Basala, Brody Basala and Vincent Favela

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and numerous aunts and uncles.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Trinity Pathway Hospice and St. Anthony's Nursing & Rehab Center. And a very special thank you to Amanda, Barb, Lisa and Cindy for their care and support. We are forever grateful.

Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com