August 30, 2017
This tremendously insightful, and exceptionally inspiring woman was born in Pine City, MN on October 25, 1924, and died peacefully on August 30, 2017 at Carondelet Village in St. Paul. “The best teacher I ever knew,” “extremely engaging, always expected the best of you,” were ways those who knew Julie spoke of her work as teacher, mentor and administrator. St. Margaret’s Academy, St. Anthony High School; St. Mary’s Junior College, Minneapolis; St. James high School, Grand Forks, N.D.; St. Joseph Academy and Derham Hall High School in St. Paul are among the communities in which Julie taught and worked as administrator. She also supervised the ten high schools owned by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Upon retiring, Julie taught English as a second language to Hmong women newly arrived from Laos, and she was a reader in the textbook division of State Services for the Blind. Preceded in death by parents, Julia Hurley Boo and Clinton R. Boo; brothers, Clinton R. (Dick) and Dan Boo; sister, Sister Mary Richard Boo, O.S.B.; sister-in-law. Bernice Wiese Boo. Survived by sister-in-law, Mary Richardson Boo; nephews John Boo; Thomas Boo, M. D. (Heleen); Martin Boo; nieces Katherine Boo (Sunil) Khilnanni; Mary Boo; Sarah Brooks; many grandnieces and nephews; a great grandniece; many dear cousins; and longtime special friends, Marney Wamsley, Mary Kay Buskin, and Gayle Lens. Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 AM, Tuesday, September 5th, at Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN, with Visitation at 10:00 AM preceding Mass, and burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN, following luncheon at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul.