How It All Started
Meet Justice – A Soul Worth Loving And A Soul Worth Remembering
Perfectly imperfect and amazing in every way. That’s the best way to describe her. Known to her friends as “Juice,” Justice was a charismatic, free spirit who loved the people (and animals) surrounding her. From the time Justice was a little girl, she was a spitfire with a determination, strong will and heart of gold that made her irresistible to love. Her qualities drew people to her, both young and old.
When Justice was killed in a tragic car accident at age 18, her death cast a shadow over the lives of all those close to her. And forever darkened their worlds by removing the strong force of light she carried with her.
She was fun. And she had a way of making people feel good about themselves. Justice always seemed to have the right words at the right time. She had this ability to push people out of their comfort zones, always encouraging those around her to try new things and believe in themselves.
Justice was fearless. She wanted to experience everything. If she could have picked a superpower, it would have been to be everywhere at once. She just wanted to live life to its fullest and she definitely tried. There was a unique beauty in how she embraced life and the people in it.
She took tremendous pride in being a farm girl from eastern Montana. She was proud of her Red Angus cattle and the fact that she worked alongside her dad and grandfather. She loved talking about how hard she worked and the farm equipment she could operate. She was one-of-a-kind and wanted you to know it.
Even now, we can picture her: driving her big black Excursion, cranking her music and heading down a country dirt road, on to her next adventure.
How We Are Celebrating Her Life
The impact of Justice’s life and death left a lasting impact on so many. Shortly after Justice’s death, her mom Angie started Justice’s Art Alley. Angie shared she had wanted to start an art alley for a few years and now was the time to do it. “Justice’s name was just as amazing as she was, and she would have loved everything about this,” Angie wrote.
Justice’s Art Alley in Glendive, MT is where the Love Like Justice movement began. Justice’s parents were at the alley admiring all the beautiful art, when Angie read the words, "Love Like Justice." At that moment, Angie knew that simple and meaningful phrase would soon be a part of something big.
About a month after Justice passed, Angie began making plans to use "Love Like Justice" to make a difference in the world. Her vision of lighting up a historic walking bridge in Glendive, MT in memory of Justice prompted her to start the Justice Foundation. The foundation would help fund the community project.
All profits from the Love Like Justice online store will go to the Justice Foundation to help fund the bridge project and many others. The goal of the Justice Foundation is to provide funding for meaningful projects for years to come, while offering an opportunity for others joining the Love Like Justice movement to honor a beautiful life lost too soon.
Join The #lovelikejustice Movement
Your Love Like Justice apparel and merchandise purchases, as well as direct donations to the Justice Foundation, will help fund projects intended to lift up people and organizations that were important to Justice.
Justice D. Hagen
5.25.2002 to 6.25.2020