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Julieta "Julie" Portillo

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Julieta "Julie" Portillo Obituary
Julieta (Julie) Portillo lived a life that was definitely worth living; she was a warrior, feminist, and she fought for her independence until the very end. Her work ethic was unparalleled. She was a working, single mother in the 60s who immigrated to this country alone in the 70s and worked 3 jobs to make ends meet.
She met the love of her life, Alfonso and lived the best years of her life with him. They complemented each other perfectly. They opened up a small business doing what they both loved. Now they are together again to continue their love story. Through her drive and perseverance, she invented a process to infuse precious metals into quartz and she named this process Millennium Quartz. Don't be surprised if in 5 years you see all the angels in portraits wearing fire opal necklaces and have quartz covering their wings.
Along her incredible journey she had 4 children. Through words and her example, she taught them the value of an education, hard work, and how to live with dignity. She finished her bachelor's degree at nearly 60 years old. The love she leaves behind will continue for eternity through her family and friends.
It was exactly the moment she was assured by her children that she did an amazing job raising them and that they would be fine to perpetuate her legacy, that she agreed to let go and leave this world peacefully.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast, 4631 Hondo Pass. Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00am on Thursday, June 14, 2018 AT Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment is Private. Please visit our online register book at
Published in El Paso Times on June 12, 2018
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