Julia Scanlon peacefully passed away early on December 24, 2022. She is preceded in death by her father, Prudencio Dimas. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Scanlon, son Patrick, daughter-in law Vicki, 3 grandchildren, Xander, Joseph and Penelope, mother Pauline Dimas, siblings Anthony, Priscilla Trujillo, Paul (Evelyn), Theresa (Reuben) Guerrero and Angela Guerrero.
Julia was born in Gallup, New Mexico on April 4, 1948, to Prudencio and Pauline (Tafoya) Dimas. She was the oldest of six children and graduated from Gallup High School in 1966.
She went to work at Gallup Lumber as a bookkeeper. In 1973 she met and married John Scanlon and continued to work until the birth of their son Patrick. They moved to Albuquerque, Farmington and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She helped care for a friend's family, helping to raise four additional children.
Julia & John moved to Tucson in 1997 and enjoyed the warm dry climate. Julia was a Life Member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1983.
A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday January 18, 2023, at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church,8650 North Shannon Road, Tucson, Arizona 85742.