Julie A. Barcroft, of Dallas, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Salem Hospital surrounded by her family.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1969, in Gresham, the daughter of Richard and Jean Nishimura.
Julie played on the Gresham Little League Softball Team that went to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and won the Little League Softball World Series Championship in 1981, with her father as one of the coaches. She played volleyball in high school and they won the school’s first state volleyball championship.
Julie graduated from Gresham High School in 1987, and attended University of Oregon where she met her future husband David Barcroft. They married on June 14, 1992, in Vancouver, Washington.
They lived in Crescent City, California, for a short time before moving to Brookings, where David and Julie worked for Payless Drug Store. David transferred to the Corvallis Payless and later to the Dallas Payless in 1993.
Julie cared for children at her home day care for many years. She started working for the Dallas School District in 2012 in the administrative office as a receptionist. In 2014, Julie transferred to the Dallas High School Guidance office, and later became the Dallas High School Registrar in 2016.
Julie’s family meant everything to her. She enjoyed attending and supporting her children’s school activities and sporting events. Julie always looked forward to traveling and visiting with friends at these events. She enjoyed planning many trips. Her favorites were Hawaii, Lake Shasta and the Oregon Coast. Julie was the treasurer for the Dallas Quarterback Club. She was also involved with the Dallas Mat Club and the Dallas Booster’s.
Julie is survived by her husband, David; children, Austin, Kiley, Dawson and Easton; parents, Dick and Jean Nishimura; and brother, Guy Nishimura.
A Celebration of Julie’s Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Evangelical Bible Church in Dallas at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Dallas High School Forum. Memorial contributions may be made to the David Barcroft Family Fund, in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, who is caring for the family. To share a memory or a story, go to www.dallastribute.com.