April 12, 1945 – March 15, 2020
Julieta Benoit age 74, died peacefully on March 15, 2020 at her home in Norwalk, California after a courageous battle of dementia.
Julieta was born on April 12, 1945 in Oaxaca, Mexico to her mother Maria Olivera and father Alejandro Olivera. She graduated from Excelsior High School. Julieta retired from the ABC Unified School District after a successful career as the Secretary of Attendance for over 30 years. She also was a beautician for 40 years. Julieta was happily married to Roger Benoit who was her partner in life for almost 52 years. Julieta is survived by her husband Roger, 2 children Allen and Leean, 2 grandchildren Jacob and Ashtin and her 3 brothers, Antonio, Efren and Ignacio. Besides spending time with her family and friends, Julieta had a passion for traveling and spoiling her grandchildren, baking cakes, going to the movies, cooking, giving all that she had to her husband and children, and having a relationship with God. Julieta had a bright and energetic personality, a smile that would light up the room, and she had a laugh that was super contagious . She touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life. She will forever be missed. Thank you all who were a part of her life, she loved every single one of you.
- Visitation Thursday, April 2, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 2, 2020
March 31, 2020
My best memory of Julie is when several of us traveled to San Francisco with two vehicles in tow. Going up the coast, we laughed much, ate at delicious places, and viwed picturesque scenery where we took several photos. Julie was like a captain of a ship determined to guide her can and stay on course. Unknowingly, she ran a red light as we looked back and laughed it off counting our blessings. We parted one we arrived we crossed the Folden Gate Bridge because her car arrived at its destination while we continued on our journey to experience the wild canoe ride on the Russian River. Like all moms, she gave us hugs and made us promise to call her once we back on dry land. That was Julie...always caring for her family and friends. Our trip was eventful because Julie wanted to make certain we were all having a good time. We made it back in time to start school in the Fall. One morning the coffee machine was out of order so I walked into her office and without hesitation she offered me a freshly brewed cup and some sweet snacks. This became routine and soon others were joining us for these early morning coffee gatherings. Everyone signed up to bring various items and I soon called it "Cafe con Julieta." Like moms, she made sure I was eating and would bring me snacks and lunches. It was a joy to start my day with this sweet woman who always looked after me. I think she knew I was missing my mom. Thank you Julie for years of love and friendship. Rest in God!
Ignacio Alejandro Olivero Narvaez
March 31, 2020
Julieta, fue la hija más consentida y querida de papá y mamá, siempre estará en nuestros corazones ... fue una persona que nos dio amor y cariño, lo cual nunca olvidaremos eso de ella
March 26, 2020
I am so thankful for the love and care Ms. Julie showed me for so many years at Gahr High School. She cared about students and staff deeply, often showing grace when it was needed and being “Mama Julie” when you needed to hear the truth with some tough love. She gave of herself regularly and sacrificed for the good of her family and her Gahr family in so many ways. It was a true blessing to have known and be loved by her.
Dr. Gina Zietlow
Gahr High School Principal
March 26, 2020
I remember Picking up Julie and driving her back to my house. We would have lunch and watch a good movie. We had so much fun together. We also went to the movies. Before we retired I used to see her at school she always had a smile and the students loved her. So did the other teachers. Julie was always good to be around she would cheer me up when I was down. She was a lovely lady.