Julie Ann Ogg (Sims), 60, of Jamestown, passed away at her home on Aug. 10. She was born at Pomona Valley Hospital on April 14, 1962. She moved to Sonora with her family in 1970 and attended Curtis Creek Elementary and Sonora High School.
She relocated to Southern California after high school and returned to Sonora in 1986. She joined the family business, Heritage Dry Cleaners, a few years later. She purchased Heritage Dry Cleaners from her parents and was the sole owner/operator until August 2014, when she was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. She fought valiantly for eight years before she gained her angel wings.
She will be remembered for her love for animals, especially her two Boston terriers, Precious and Angie, who were her constant companions. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She also enjoyed watching animal shows and old Westerns.
She will also be remembered for her love and dedication to not only her grandchildren, but any child, and was lovingly called “Nanny.” She volunteered her time at Sierra Bible Church in the children’s ministries as her health allowed it. She loved seeing the kids as they grew.
She enjoyed long distance cycling and distance running. She competed in several races and completed a marathon. She also enjoyed skydiving and, although she was only able to do it once, she always wanted to try it again. She was also the vice president of the SYP club.
She is survived by her children, Andrea (Chris) Hurtado, Kevin (Nicole) Ogg and Steven Jimenez; her mother, Arlene Laeng, her grandchildren Trenton and Annabelle Hurtado; her siblings Doug Sims, Colleen Laeng, Robert (Lydette) Laeng, Maureen (Terry) Harrity, Patrick (Tammy) Laeng, Larry (Verna) Sims, Hal (Holly) Sims, Suzanne (Joe) Collins and Rick (Stacey) Sims.
She was preceded in death by her dad, James “Jim” Laeng; her grandmother, Carmen Powell; her brothers Robert “Bob” Sims and Michael Laeng; her niece, Tami Smith; and her beloved Boston terriers, Precious and Angie.
Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Sierra Bible Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of the Animal Community (F.O.A.C).