Eternal Hills Mortuary & Crematory at Eternal Hills Memorial Park
1999 El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA
Nelva Zulay Juliano
December 11, 1937 – December 5, 2019
Nelva Z. Juliano, aka “Pam,” 81 passed away on December 5, 2019, with her family by her side. Born and raised in Panama, she joined the US Navy at age 18. While stationed in Oahu, HI she met and married the love of her life, a handsome Marine named Arthur V. Juliano. The dynamic duo crisscrossed the U.S. welcoming seven children along the way. At age 43, Pam returned to the Navy reserves, working on the engines of F-18s and military helicopters with her pals from VC-13 at Miramar, and later Naval Station North Island, where she retired after 24 years combined service.
In addition to her time in the Navy, Pam had a long career with the San Marcos Unified School District as a Special Education Instructional Aide and was a small business owner. The Little Yellow Flower House provided flowers for weddings, school dances, funerals, and many other special celebrations. For over seven years, Pam also coordinated student housing through Palomar College’s English Language Program, hosting and placing International students from all over the world.
Pam was a good neighbor and friend, who remained active in her church, and with her bunco and bible study groups. She was a life-long learner and teacher; a lover of nature, music, dancing, traditions, family, and life. A truly generous soul, she gave more than she had, and love mightily. Her home was always open to old and new friends, whom she embraced like family.
Pam was a gifted nurturer with the ability to grow pretty much anything: from seeds to trees; life-long friendships and her precious family. She was a daughter, sister, friend, aunt, guardian angel and mother to so many; and was known fondly as “Mom” to her shipmates in the Navy.
Pam is survived by her own “magnificent seven” children, Angela, Arthur, Tina, Victor, Teresa, Laura and Emily, and their sister Jaydee; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Margarita, Theresa, Elizabeth; brother-in-law Thomas; nephews Oscar Jr, James, Mark, Scott, Tim, Tom; nieces Karen, Susan, Melissa; and several grandnephews, nieces and cousins. Heartbroken to lose her in this life, her family takes comfort in her example, having touched, supported, welcomed, and loved so many, so well.
A celebration of the beautiful life she lived will be held in the spring for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, Pam wished contributions to an education fund for her grandchildren via https://www.facebook.com/PanamaNanaJuliano or to the charity of your choice.