Julie Bangerter Beck was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her earliest memories are of growing up in the mission home in the heart of São Paulo, Brazil, where her father presided over the Brazilian Mission. By the time she returned to Utah at age nine, she was fluent in Portuguese and had developed a strong love for the gospel of Jesus Christ. She grew up in Granger, Utah, with 10 siblings. During high school her family moved to Alpine, Utah.
After a year at Dixie College, she met her husband, Ramon, an Alpine native. Both graduated from Brigham Young University. Sister Beck has served in many callings in the auxiliaries of the Church and in Scouting. She served on the Young Women general board and as first counselor in the Young Women general presidency.
She currently serves as the Relief Society general president. As part of her responsibilities, she is a member of the Church Board of Education and the Boards of Trustees for Church schools and universities, and she is on the executive and general councils for Church welfare and the Perpetual Education Fund. She is the mother of 3 children and is the grandmother of 14. Sister Beck’s chief sources of joy are spending time with her family and serving the Lord.