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Julie Wilder










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Julie "Jewels" Wilder, born on January 10, 1960, in Portland, Maine, was a beacon of love and courage throughout her adventurous life. She passed away peacefully on May 18, 2024, in Greenville, South Carolina, surrounded by the warmth of her family's love. Jewels was a cherished wife, mother, sister, and aunt, whose presence enriched the lives of all who knew her.

Jewels shared 47 years of unwavering love and companionship with her devoted husband, Jeffery Wilder. Together, they built a life full of joy and cherished memories. Although predeceased by her son, Jeremy Scott Wilder, Jewels' legacy continues through her son, Jordan Michael Wilder, who carries her spirit and love forward. Her family circle included her grandnephew Chandler Schick, grandniece Charlotte Schick, niece Jessica Lynn Chandler, sister Dianna Lynn Chase, father Arnold Frederick Chandler, mother-in-law Dorothy Holcombe, and brothers Scott and Jody Chandler. Each family member held a special place in her heart, and she in theirs.

Jewels was a woman of intellect and passion, earning a college degree in chemistry and pursuing a fulfilling career as a biologist. Her professional journey was marked by her dedication to discovery and understanding the natural world. Later in life, she found joy and purpose in her work with Charleston Cooks in Greenville, SC, where she shared her love of cooking with the community.

Cooking was not just a job for Jewels; it was a way of life. She was a chef at heart, always experimenting with flavors and delighting her family and friends with her culinary creations. Reading was another of her passions, and she could often be found lost in the pages of a book, exploring new worlds and ideas.

Jewels was best described as loving, courageous, and adventurous. Her love knew no bounds, and she gave it freely and unconditionally. Her courage was evident in the way she faced life's challenges, always with a sense of hope and determination. And her adventurous spirit led her to embrace life's journey with enthusiasm and curiosity.

As we bid farewell to Julie "Jewels" Wilder, we celebrate the remarkable woman she was and the indelible impact she made on our lives. Her memory will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of those who loved her, and her spirit will forever guide us. Jewels' life was a testament to the beauty of embracing each day with love and adventure, and she will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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