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Julia Pauline McNabb, 93, of Holbrook passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Show Low. The Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7 o’clock tonight (July 11), with a viewing beginning at 6 o’clock at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, located at 212 E. Arizona St. in Holbrook. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the church. Interment will follow in the Holbrook Cemetery.

She was born to the late Albert and Antonionette (Zelletti) Fracassini on March 18, 1919, in Durango, Colo.

Julia had a very unique sense of humor that allowed her to never meet a stranger. She loved to cook and was mostly known throughout Holbrook for her angel food cakes. She was very active in the Holbrook community, having served as a hospital auxiliary volunteer when Holbrook still had a hospital.

She also worked as a telephone operator in Holbrook for Mr. Henning before moving to the business office for Western States Telephone Company. Following her time with the telephone company, she worked at City Drug Store for many years. A true “lady,” she will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Queen of Show Low; sons, Teddy McNabb (Mona) and Jimmy McNabb, both of Holbrook; a sister, Lena Buchanan of California; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore F. McNabb; a grandson, Richard McNabb; and a granddaughter-in-law, Jerry Anne Queen.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.