Feb. 15, 1942-Sept. 3, 2021
Submitted by Amy Burchett
A long time resident of the Tri-Valley, Julianna Gladys was born February 15, 1942 in Santa Rosa, Ca. and died on September 3, 2021, at Kaiser in Walnut Creek, Ca. Her death was very sudden and a result from complications due to Covid-19.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Hope Brooks, her son, Lance George Rodrigues, and her great-grand daughter, Angel Moon Edgar. She is survived by 4 children, Anthony Rodrigues, Monica Shepherd (David), Denise Armtrout, and Amy Burchett (Jon). Her brother, Stephen Brooks and sister, Kay Brooks Thorson. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She has helped make so many wonderful memories. Being there for every babies birth, every Christmas. She has taught all of us so much and she will be greatly missed.
Julianna was an amazing hair designer for about 57 years. She was also a wonderful parent, grandma, and friend. She was a Christian and member of Valley Community Church. She loved the Lord and was instrumental in gently leading many to the Cross (including her children). She volunteered by attending many Ensenada Missions trips, helping out at church with the pre-schoolers, and Stanford Hospital. She was such a pivotal person in our families lives. She has so many friends. She touch the lives of everyone she ever met. She gained the love for travel; places like Alaska, Switzerland, Arizona, and Ethiopia. She actually drove to Canada which surprised us all. She was open to new things. Looking back at her life, her family is just so proud of her. She had a wonderful fulfilled life. Experienced so many different things. She was the strongest person I knew and she meant so much to a lot of people. We all love you and miss you mama.