Julia Medina Gomez, born on June 28, 1937, in Phoenix, AZ, departed from this world with her family by her side on January 14, 2024. Julia and Heriberto R. Gomez were united in marriage on June 28, 1958, marking the beginning of their journey together. Their enduring bond lasted for 59 years until Heriberto's passing in 2017.
Together, they created a beautiful family, blessed with four children: Eddie, Carlos, Lisa, and Vicki. Their love expanded through the generations, leaving a legacy of six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Julie (as she was often referred to) dedicated a significant part of her life to the Fairfax School District, serving as the School Secretary at Virginia Avenue. Her journey with the district began on November 4, 1968, and she retired on June 30, 1999, leaving behind a legacy of commitment and service.
A true creator, Julie designed her family's cherished home on a 2.5-acre lot in 1990, crafting the blueprint on a yellow notepad. She embraced life with joy, finding passion in music and dancing. Julie's love for family and friends extended to camping on the beach at Pismo and hosting barbecues filled with laughter and shared moments. You could always find Julie in her kitchen. She had a particular passion for cooking, and was well known for her delicious Mexican dishes like homemade flour tortillas, pumpkin empanadas, tamales, Chile Colorado, Chile Verde and her famous spicy salsa. Her love for cooking was a gift she shared with all those around her. Cooking for others brought her joy, and her family and friends enjoyed every meal she ever made for them.
Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those she touched through her warmth, laughter, and the love she poured into every moment. She will always be missed.
May Julia rest in peace, surrounded by the love she so generously shared during her time with us.
"There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart."
Julia's family would like to extend their deep gratitude to Savanna Assisted Living, Solace Hospice Care, and her grandson Michael Moran for all they did.