Dr. Julianne Kirkham

Julianne Kirkham


Dr. Julianne S. Kirkham, 72, of Marquette, passed away unexpectedly from an apparent cardiac condition Sunday morning, June 28, 2020 at U.P. Health System-Marquette.

Julianne was born on June 25, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Jean (Canfield) Kirkham. She graduated from Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, OH in 1966. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree from Lake Superior State University. She earned both her Master’s degree and her PhD from Wayne State University, and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Hospitals.

She moved to Marquette in 1991 and was employed at Marquette General Hospital until the time of her passing.

Julianne was creative and curious. In her free time she enjoyed sewing, quilt making, gardening, her Irish Wolfhounds, all arts, the outdoors and travel.

She especially loved her work and demonstrated overwhelming compassion in her care of her patients. Julianne was extraordinarily dedicated to family and close friends.

Julianne is survived by her husband of 25 years, J R Scott, whom she married on July 22, 1994 in Bellefontaine, Ohio; a daughter, Alyssa (Barry) McIntyre of Raleigh, NC; a son, Joab (Kendra) Scott of Chillicothe, OH; a daughter, Jennifer (Wayne) Graves of Marysville, OH; two grandchildren, Kassandra (Sam) Anderson and Hannah (Zach) Shirley; and three brothers, Alan (Vicki) Kirkham, Donald Kirkham and Paul (Cheryl) Kirkham; also surviving are several nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 4 p.m. at the band shell area of Presque Isle Park in Marquette. Please bring a chair to sit in and Julianne’s family requests that everyone wear a mask, and follow social distancing guidelines to protect our loving family and friends. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Dr. Kirkham’s memory are kindly asked to consider Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202 or visit heifer.org.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting Julianne’s family. Memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com