Julie Ann Graham, age 61, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 20, 2020 at home in Houston, TX after a four year battle with cancer. She was the partner of Rogelio 'Roger' Rodriguez. They shared 7 years of partnership together.\nBorn in Kankakee, Illinois on July 25, 1958, she was the daughter of Verne and Margaret Newman (Creek). She attended Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana. She moved to Houston in 1978 with family, where she lived until her death. She was employed at Motorcars, Ltd. and worked as General Manager with long-time owner and friend, Kent Edwards until 2018 when her health led to her retirement.\nShe was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW Post 8790 for six years. She enjoyed NASCAR, barbecuing and camping with family and friends, crocheting and her Rottweilers Bailey and Tucker. She will be remembered for her giving and loving nature, always willing to give anyone the shirt off her back if asked and for always being there for her family. She donated to various charities over the years and willed her body in death to the Baylor College of Medicine for scientific research.\nShe is survived by sister Laura Newman, twin brother James Newman, partner Rogelio 'Roger' Rodriguez, children Kellie Montgomery (partner Corey Miles) and Megan (Reel) Talamantes (husband Ernest Talamantes), grandchildren Brianna Trotter, Etienne Juluke, Jordon Reel, Olivia Talamantes and Aubrey Egolinsky, as well as step-children Tracie (Rodriguez) Mathis and Sean Rodriguez, their spouses and 10 children, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by son Justin Graham, parents Margaret and Verne Newman, sister Vicki Polczynski, brothers Charles 'Bill' and Jerry Newman and nephew Brian Bartlett.\nThe memorial services will be held at a later date to be determined due to COVID-19. Per her wishes, there will be a lunch at the VFW for friends and Houston family as well as a separate, private memorial service for the Newman and Polczynski families.\nHer daughters would especially like to express deep gratitude and thanks to her sister Laura for the comfort and care she provided our mother during her last month of life. Without her, our mom's final weeks would not have been as peaceful. The family would also like to thank the hospice nurses of Memorial Hermann for the exceptional care they took of her in her last days. The comfort and peace she had when she passed would have not been possible without them. We'll forever be in the debt of you all for what you did, Peggy, Terry and Glendy. Thank you.\nMemorial donations/ in lieu of flowers may be made to the Baylor College of Medicine and the VFW Post 8790 in Houston, Texas.