Julieta Milheiro de Sousa Gomes dos Santos
1929 ~ 2017
Julieta Santos passed away in her home in Highland, Utah
on Thursday night, November 16th, 2017 at the age of 88.
She remained positive and vibrant until the very end.
Julieta was born October 31st, 1929 in Lisbon, Portugal
to Manuel de Sousa Zacarias and Deolinda de Jesus Milheiro
de Sousa. Julieta lived her life full of adventure. At age
14, she met the love of her life, Amarino Santos. She later
moved with her parents to Mozambique at age 18. Remaining
true to their love, Julieta and Amarino wrote back and forth
for another 4 years.
Once Julieta returned to Lisbon, Amarino and Julieta were
married. They remained married for 51 years until Amarino’s
death in 2003. They had 3 beautiful children, Cesar, Marina,
and Elizabeth. After 6 years of marriage, they decided to
raise their family in Brazil. There, Julieta joined the
LDS church. To ensure their love story lasted into the eternities,
Julieta was sealed to her husband in the Sao Paulo Temple
Once their second grandson, Nathaniel, was born, they moved
to the U.S. in 1991. Her family was her biggest joy. She
lived with her daughter, Beth, until her death, acting as
a second mother to her grandchildren. She spent her life
as an unofficial missionary for the LDS church, teaching
her grandchildren to live in hope and sharing the gospel
every chance she had.
Julieta lived long enough to see her first great-grandchild,
Easton, born. She is survived by her daughter, Beth, and
her four grandchildren, Rodrigo, Nathaniel (Alissa), Gabriella
(David) and Karina. They will always remember her spunk
and love for pictures, as well as her generosity and determination.
Funeral services for Julieta will be held on Tuesday, November
21st, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Westfield LDS Church, 6411
West 11800 North, Highland, Utah. Family and friends are
welcomed to come celebrate Julieta’s life during her
viewings that will be held Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:00
pm at the church and on Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30
am prior to services. Graveside services for Julieta will
take place in the Highland City Cemetery immediately following