Julieta Reyes Johnson, age 81, of Coon Rapids passed away June 11, 2020 at Prairie Senior Cottages in Isanti. A memorial service for Julieta and her husband, Harvey will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 26th at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge. A time for visiting will begin at 10:00 A.M. until time of service.
Julieta Reyes Johnson was born June 21, 1938, to parents Narciso Reyes Galo and Julieta Prado De Reyes, in Managua, Nicaragua. Her father was a banker, and her mother a homemaker. In 1956, she graduated from Divina Pastora. She was the eldest of five girls; her sisters are Myrna, Lesbya, Elizabeth, and Karen.
Between 1956 and 1958, she worked and saved all the money she could. In August of 1958, and with visa in hand, she immigrated to California. She settled in around San Francisco. She would eventually be sworn in as a US citizen on March 15, 1966.
She met the love of her life on a Greyhound bus, headed back from a wedding in San Diego. We think this was in 1962. The bus had broken down, and while waiting for the replacement, the handsome young gentleman sitting next to her worked up the courage to begin a conversation.
This young man, Harvey Johnson became her Husband on January 19, 1964. In approximately 1969, they relocated to Minnesota to raise their family. Julie and Harvey enjoyed a happy 50 plus years together. They lived a quiet and simple lifestyle. They raised two daughters, Clarissa and Sylvia, and were able to watch their four grandchildren grow up. They remained as dear to each other as the day they married. Harvey was tragically and suddenly taken away on August 1, 2014. Julieta’s life was changed forever.
Julieta passed away peacefully, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Isanti, on June 11, 2020 at the age of 81. She and Harvey are now together in peace.
Survived by daughters, Sylvia (Robert) Palmer, Clarissa Gaasch (Aaron); grandchildren, Kirsten (Keith), Samantha (Alex), Audrey, Eric; great-grandchildren, Lennon, Evelyn; four sisters and family.
Special thanks to all the loving staff at Prairie Senior Cottages of Isanti, and to St. Croix Hospice, for the exceptional care and compassion they gave Julieta through the last few months of her Alzheimer’s journey.
Angela Boyce says
I can’t tell you how sad I feel to find out Julieta passed away. While we had not talked the last few years, she was always in my thoughts, and now I’m even sadder that I will never hear her voice again.
I have been friends with Julieta for over twenty years. I met her at Vision World, and we had been friends every since. I remember the first day I met her at V.W, and thought wow, what long legs she has, and what a beautiful head of hair. We confided in each other. We shared family stories, sorrows, and happy moment, and a lot of laughs. We talked about our sisters, and husbands too. She loved her Volvo. I couldn’t believe when she sold it. Julieta was so smart. She loved to read and go to the library. She would talk about her magazines, and how she couldn’t t get rid of them, because there was something in each one she needed, or wanted to try. I could ask her about anything and she usually had the answer. She was smart, funny, a good friend, and a great person. She could be stubborn, and you would not want to cross or make her mad. After V.W. we kept in touch through letters and phone calls. I seen her a few times through out the years, and enjoyed our visits. She was the first person to buy one of my crafts that I made. She was there through my tragedies and I was there when Harvey was sick, and when he suddenly passed away. I can’t believe that she is gone, but I know that she is so happy to be back with Harvey. To her daughters, Clarissa and Sylvia, and the rest of her family, I am truly sorry for your loss. May the good memories help get you through this difficult time.