Julie Grygierczyk Castagano, age 58, passed away Jan. 7, 2022, in a tragic accident on SR-112 in Tooele, Utah, while commuting to work after a two month leave of absence.
Julie was born Aug. 28, 1963, in Kearns, Utah, to the most loving and nurturing parents Barbara (Kubiak) Grygierczyk and Frank Z. Grygierczyk. The family later moved to the charming little town of Grantsville, Utah, and established roots in the community. Julie was the youngest of five children.
Julie graduated from Grantsville High in 1982. Julie married Dave Lassen Apr. 14, 1984, they later divorced. They had two children, Heather Lynn and Steven Lassen. Julie would later meet the love of her life Dave Castagano and the two were joined in matrimony Feb. 12, 2016.
Julie was employed at Cabela’s. Work was more than a job, it was an extension of her family. She had a special way of connecting with people and wherever she went it was like a reunion. Julie was so proud of her fur babies Tubbie, Jayco, and Daffer, whom she adored.
Julie loved the outdoors, had a passion for horses, and enjoyed shooting and hunting. She was active with the local riding club in her youth, winning many awards for her horsemanship. She had recently started 4-wheeling in the desert with her husband. Julie had a large circle of friends who adored her infectious smile and heartwarming hugs she was so well known for.
Julie is survived by her husband Dave Castagano (Grantsville, Utah); children Heather (Shawn) Harris, Steve Lassen; mother Barbara Grygierczyk (Grantsville, Utah); siblings Dan Grygierczyk (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Teri Moon (Homer City, Pennsylvania), David and Donna Grygierczyk (Knob Noster, Missouri), Jim and Debbie Grygier (Hooper, Utah); stepsons Glenn and Davis; sisters-in-law Lelia, Loni, and Stella; brothers-in-law Dickey and Ronnie; as well as eight grandchildren who were the world to her.
Julie was preceded in death by her father Frank Z. Grygierczyk.
Funeral services will be held at the Clark Street Chapel, 80 N. Church St., Grantstville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 17 at noon. Viewing will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Arrangements are in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home, 435-884-3031. Online condolences and memories may be shared at DaltonHoopes.com.