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Family pay tribute to 'bubbly' daughter killed in Otley crash

Family pay tribute to 'bubbly' daughter killed in Otley crash

Published by May Norman at 5:36am 23rd June 2020. (Updated at 7:29am 23rd June 2020)

Family: 'Our hope and prayer is that she will be remembered for her joy and happiness'

  • The family of a woman killed in a crash in Otley has paid tribute to her.
  • 22-year-old Juliana Keshishian was a passenger in a car that crashed near Stainburn Forest last week.
  • She's been described as a bubbly gregarious person.

Tributes have been paid to a woman killed in a car crash near Otley.

Juliana Keshishian had been on a day out with her friends when she lost her life on Thursday, June 18.

The 22-year-old was the rear-seat passenger in a Vauxhall Corsa that crashed on the B6451, Brame Lane, near Stainburn Forest.

She sadly died in the collision.

Juliana's family have issued the following tribute to her.

Tribute to our beloved daughter – Juliana Keshishian

We are all devastated and still in shock from the tragedy that took away our beloved daughter. She had just successfully completed her degree and as a 22-year-old woman, had her whole life to look forward to. 

Juliana’s ambition was to embark upon a career in International Relations or work in humanitarian capacity for an NGO. 

Sadly she was lost to us on the 18 June following a road traffic accident after returning from a day out in the local countryside, which she adored. 

She will always be remembered as the bubbly gregarious person she was. Always smiling, always willing to help in any way she could her fellow students and the wider community. She was a volunteer at the (Leeds) University’s student help line. She spent her last summer-break helping kids learn English. 

She was also a volunteer at the Oynofita Refugee camp in Greece in 2016. 

She was an accomplished pianist and flutist and used those talents at her local church of worship in Stanborough Park Church, Watford. 

Juliana achieved more in her short life than many do in their whole lives. 

She was known for her larger than life laugh and would always bring joy and happiness whenever she entered a room. 

She also had a cheeky side and wanted to get the best of what life had to offer often seeing the funnier side of things, even when nobody else around would get it. 

She will be sorely missed and we will have a permanent hole in our lives which can never be filled. Our hope and prayer is that she will be remembered for her joy and happiness rather than the tragic event that took her away from us. 

She is resting in peace now, asleep, not feeling or seeing anything. But we look forward to the day when we will see her once more, fully restored, rising up to heaven on that glorious day of Jesus’s return. 

Rest in peace, beloved Juliana. 

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the vehicle prior to the collision, including anyone who may have dashcam footage of the car before or after it left the road, to please contact the police.