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Julie Rachel Goodman

August 19, 1946 - November 1, 2022

Julie Rachel Konijn Goodman, was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on August 19, 1946. Her parents were Holocaust survivors and Julie moved with her brothers and sister to the United States when she was 8 years old. She attended Aragon High School, and especially enjoyed summer camp at the Mountain Home Junior Ranch where she loved caring and riding her favorite horse, Raven.

Most important to Julie was her family and friends - including her marriage of 46 years to Edwin Paul Goodman and her four children. She always cherished and looked forward to "family excursions" that included visiting family in Amsterdam, kidnapping her husband Ed to San Diego, and getting the family together annually at various spots around the country, including NYC, Boston, Minneapolis, San Diego, and Lake Tahoe. She was always up to spend time with her 7 grandchildren - spoiling them and teaching them about the best indulgences in life - from sushi to pizza, lobster, spinach dip in a bread bowl, scotchmallows, cotton candy, doughnuts, ice cream always with sprinkles, and how to build top-notch s'mores! Julie loved to laugh & have fun - she was a big fan of the 49er's and tailgating at candlestick, she always played the slots and a good hand of blackjack (even with a 3-foot margarita while driving a motorized scooter in Vegas!)

When Julie retired with her husband, she realized stick figure drawings were not her only ability and she found a love for art and painting, attending art classes, running a small art gallery, and painting beautiful oil paintings. Her art had plenty of "happy-accidents" as there are never any mistakes!

Julie is survived by her children, Aaron, Brian, Laura and Roger and their spouses Martina, Susy, Kevin, and Sheldon whom she loved, fed, and supported as much as her own kids, and her 7 grandchildren, Hannah, Noah, Zoe, Emma, Simon, Gus, and Paige. Julie is also survived by her brother Peter Konijn and sister Jeannette Ringold and many other extended family and friends. Julie was preceded in death by her brother, Louis Konijn and her parents, Abraham Benjamin Konijn and Hanna Weijl Konijn.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Legion of Honor Museum at legionofhonor.famsf.org/give <http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/give> or Jewish Family and Children's Services at donate.jfcs.org <http://donate.jfcs.org/>.

Julie's children wish to especially thank all those who have laughed with Julie, spent time with her during all the years, events, and memories. Thank you all not mentioned for being there and being an important part of Julie's family!