Julie Bangerter Beck was born in Granger, Utah and graduated from Dixie College. Beck attended BYU and completed her bachelor’s degree in family studies. She was a member of the Dixie State University Board of Trustees and served as the board vice-chair prior to her term expiring. She serves on the Alumni Executive Board of Brigham Young University.
As a full-time homemaker, Beck was active in many community efforts and participated in Parent Teacher Associations, School District Advisory Councils, Music Teacher Associations, community celebrations, and local politics. She served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a leader in Primary, Young Women, Relief Society and Scouting, as well as being a member of the Young Women General Board and as First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency. Beck also served as the Relief Society General President. As part of her responsibilities, she was a member of the Church Board of Education and the Board of Trustees of four Church universities; she was on the executive and general councils for Welfare and the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church.