Julia Macias, 78, was welcomed into eternity on February 13, 2021 by her heavenly Father. Julia was born on February 16, 1942 in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She was the daughter of Guadalupe (Martinez) and Jesus Cienfuegos. She received her education in Mexico up to 6th grade. In Mexico, Julia worked at a cookie factory called the Gamesa. On November 2, 1962, she married the love of her life Francisco Macias in Mexico. The Macias Family migrated to California, Arizona, Texas, and Washington until, settling in Sunnyside WA in the late 1960s. On January 18, 1980 Pastor Enrique Guillen of the Samaritan Church in Toppenish, was given the privilege to witness the entire family Macias accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Savior. This led the Macias family to the calling of the ministry of God. Francisco and Julia Macias became pastors at Fortaleza de Sion and pastored for 24 years. They later moved to Granger in the 1980s. Julia worked many years with her husband in agriculture until she settled down and became a stay at home mother and watched her children and after many years later watched her grandchildren. She enjoyed being out in her garden cleaning and planting beautiful flowers. Julia enjoyed family gatherings and holidays. She enjoyed making tamales for all her family. One of the other things Julia enjoyed doing in the summer was waking up early on Saturday mornings and telling her husband to take me to the yard sales. She loved spending time with the love of her life. Julia will be missed greatly by all her family and friends.
Julia is survived by her children: Julie Perez of Sunnyside WA, Irene (Manuel) Ledesma of Granger WA, Frank (Maribel) Macias of Grandview WA, Reina (Gerardo) Resendez of Granger WA. 19 Grandchildren: Melissa (Danill), Melanie, Michael, Adam, Monique, Melinda, Mayra, Israel, Sammy (Jessica), Judit, Manuel Jr, Matthew, Malachi, Jonah (Lizabeth), Absalom (Maria), Saul, Kayla (Ramiro), Caleb (Alicia), Joshua. 14 Great-Grandchildren: Samuel, Noah, Nehemiah, Aylssa, Luke, Aydah, Judah, Evany, Avery, Emery, Brielle, Alayna, Olivia, Kailani. Siblings: Maria Elena Romero, Alicia Vasquez, Santiago Cienfuegos, Hortencia Almaguer, Francisco Cienfuegos, Maria (Mila) Almaguer, Juanita Guerrero. And numerous of nieces and nephews.
Julia is preceded in death by: Her husband Francisco Macias. Parents Jesus and Guadalupe Cienfuegos. Brother’s: Manuel Cienfuegos, Jesus Cienfuegos, and Guillermo Cienfuegos. Son in law: Horacio Perez. Grandson: Samuel Horacio Perez.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Iglesia Tabernaculo de David - 160 W. Outlook Rd, Outlook, WA 98938. Burial will be at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside, WA. Those wishing to sign Julia's online memorial book my do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
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