Julie Keru Torrecillas, passed peacefully on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was 51. A Watsonville Native, born and raised.
At an early age, Julie developed a strong entrepreneurial spirit whether selling Holiday Cards, picking berries, or setting up a lemonade stand all in order to purchase gifts for loved ones "on her own."
Julie enjoyed a strong church life beginning in Primary where she participated in years of service projects, social activities and her favorite, annual summer girls camp.
Bright, inquisitive and cheerful Julie enjoyed attending school, graduating from Watsonville High School. She brought her youthful exuberance as she participated in various student groups-excelling in debate team, Model U.N. As a business and career woman, Julie's success resulted from her industrial nature, story sense of fairness and integrity. Through the loving guidance of her mother, Julie excelled in domestic arts: sewing, decorating, gardening, food storage, cooking and canning. She loved baking, especially for her fathers famous thumbprint cookies.
Julie was an accomplished bridge player, a skill she learned as a child at the kitchen table of senior neighbors who she daily visited to comfort and help. Julie was a loving and kind woman. She had a quick wit and an infectious laughter and smile. She was quick to forgive offenses and did not hold grudges. She was the spirit of charity in word and deed and generously gave her love and financial means. She was a high skilled executive whose abilities sent her to travels throughout the U.S. Most recently she was recruited and resided in Honolulu, HI. Julie was greatly respected by her peers and staff.
She is survived by her parents Jim and Gloria; Sisters Elva, Nancy, Darci and Gina; brother-in-laws Alan, Peter and Ben; and her nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A visitation will be held on Monday, June 4th at Ave Maria Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St. in Watsonville from 5:00- 9:00 PM
Church services will take place on Tuesday June 5th at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 255 Holm Rd. in Watsonville at 10:00 AM with the burial to follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, 127 Hecker Pass Rd. in Watsonville directly after.