Julia Anna Duarte

May 5, 1962February 7, 2015

Julia Anna Duarte, 52, of Riverside, CA, passed away on the evening of Saturday, February 7, 2015 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Born in Riverside, CA to Pauline and the late Julian Alvarez on May 5, 1962, she graduated from Rubidoux High School in 1980 and completed the LVN program at Riverside Community College’s highly acclaimed School of Nursing in 1984. Julie began what would be a life-long nursing career working with terminally ill children at Friendly Hills Medical Center in Orange County, eventually moving on to Tri-Cities Industrial Medical Center in Corona, where she would meet her husband, Fabio F. Duarte. They married on June 6, 1987.

In 1989, she started working for Alta Vista Healthcare & Wellness Nursing Home and remained there for 13 years, making lifelong friends and helping the lives of many who were unable to help themselves. After her battle with breast cancer began in 2000, and a year of life-halting chemotherapy and radiation, she slowed things down in her working life to focus on her own health. Once in remission, she continued working as a Home Health Field Nurse up until a month before her passing. Helping people was her passion, and she was amazing at what she did.

In addition to a fulfilling career in the medical field, Julie was an active member of River of Life Christian Center, and gave her life to the Lord in August of 1997. At River of Life, she took it upon herself to begin the church’s annual Vacation Bible School, a Bible-focused summer day camp for children. In addition to her involvement with the church’s Praise Team, Youth Camp and Children’s Church, she and her husband and children were integral members of the River of Life Drama Team. Julie surrounded herself with family and friends (and loved being around children), always opening her heart and home to strangers and welcoming them into her extended family. She loved life, going places, seeing new things, and having large gatherings at her home, creating lasting and loving memories for all who knew her. She will be sorely missed.

Julie leaves behind her husband, Fabio, and their five children: Cecilia, Diana, and Fabio A. Duarte of Riverside, CA; Sandra Chiti of Las Vegas, NV; and Jennifer Duarte of Santa Monica, CA. She is also survived by her three young grandchildren, Dylan, Dominic, and Derrick Chiti; and by her mother, Pauline; her sister, Yolanda; her brothers, Juan and Miguel; and her beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A viewing will be held at 12:00 p.m. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary on Sunday, February 15th. Burial will be held at Green Acres Cemetery on Monday, February 16th at 11:30 a.m. If you would like to send flowers, please send them to Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, on Sunday, February 15th. In lieu of or in addition to flowers, you can make a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Julie’s memory by visiting and selecting “Dedicate my donation in honor or memory of someone.” The honoree is Julie Duarte and the recipient is Fabio Duarte,


  • Visitation Sunday, February 15, 2015
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 16, 2015

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Lori Villegas

February 19, 2018

Well sister, its been 3 years now. I still miss you more than ever. My life is so empty without out and I truly cannot wait till the day the Lord takes us home so we could hang out together forever. I live you my sister. Until we meet again.

Becky Donkersley

February 13, 2016

Worked with Julia at Alta Vista, a great nurse. May she rest in peace with our heavenly father.

Lori Villegas

January 24, 2016

It's almost been a year since you went home with our Lord and not a day goes by that you are not on my mind. I miss you, I miss your beautiful smile and laugh. I never knew how empty my life would be without you. I cry as I write this because the pain is still so strong. Sister, I love you! When I think about going to heaven I get so excited knowing we will be together forever my dear friend. I send you my love. I send you my heart. See you soon!

lena Ortega

February 22, 2015

You will forever be missed Julie

Lori Villegas

February 16, 2015

Julie, you my sister were truly one of a kind. I already miss you more than I can say. Till we meet again in heaven I will always carry you in my heart. I was so honored to have known you and have you in my life. We shared some amazing times together and I love you with all my heart.

Donna Jordan

February 14, 2015

Im so sorry to hear of this ...altho i didntreally know her i did know fabio. i have heard thru the years so much about Julie and what shes done for my family. she is with the Lord im sure . Much love to you and yours.

Jacquelyn Green

February 14, 2015

On Earth, she was one of the greatest and loving people I have ever known. In Heaven, she will be one of their brightest Angels with the biggest heart. Always giving she will finally have the time to receive and be rewarded. I will never forget the talks we had and memories she has given to me. I will always miss her text messages and seeing her smiles. She is an inspiration for me to live a happier life. If she could go through so much and still have a smile of her face, I know I can too! I love you Tia Julie!

Clara Scheil

February 14, 2015

Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and suffering is over
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And he came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread
And with Jesus' arm to lean on
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still:
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's will.

There is still work waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth-
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!