Julie Marie Duncan

18 Jan 1948 – 18 Jun 2023

Source, Girdner Funeral Chapel


Julie Marie Duncan passed away at her home in Greenview with her family present on June 18, 2023. She was 75 years old.

Julie was born in Berkeley on January 18, 1948 to Earl and Joy Armantrout. She was the third of four siblings: Sharon, Steve, Julie and Mark. She grew up in Richmond until moving to Fort Jones in the 8th grade. In high school, she met Don Duncan, fell in love, and got married right after high school, on September 3, 1966. The couple lived in Chico before setting up life in Scott Valley. They had two daughters, Jennifer and Amy. Family was Julie’s top priority as a loving and teaching mother and grandmother.

Julie worked for 30 years for the school system, at both Etna High and Scott Valley Junior High Schools. She was the first secretary at Scott Valley Junior High for many years. She served as the California School Employees Association (CSEA) local President and Regional Representative for most of those 30 years. Following her retirement, Julie continued to keep active in the community and expanded her adventures. She became a School Board member, President of the Scott Valley Hospital Guild, member of the Friends of the Library and Red Hat Society, President of the Scott Valley Lioness Club, and participated in many other community events. She enjoyed gardening and maintained a beautiful yard throughout the year. She was the founder and organizer of The Over the Hill Hiking Group, and enjoyed hiking, finding new trails for the group to travel, and being in nature. She liked camping, sewing, bird watching and playing cards or Rummikub with friends and family.

Julie and Don traveled to over 40 locations, not including yearly trips to see family and grandkids (in New Mexico, Eureka, Hood River, Boise, Santa Barbara and more.) Many of their travels were in the United States and Canada, including throughout the western states (Big Sur, Gold Beach, Crater Lake, the King Tut exhibit in Seattle, Yosemite, Trinidad, Diamond Lake, Silver Falls, Oregon Caves and Coast, La Honda and California Coast, wine tasting trips in Southern Oregon, a Shriner’s football game at Stanford, and several family reunions); the Southwest (Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Bryce Canyon); New York City; New Orleans; Northeast to see the fall colors; Victoria, Canada; cruises to Alaska and up the Mississippi River; a tour around the U.S. in 1976 and the 1986 World’s Fair in Vancouver, Canada. Other trips took them internationally to Malaysia, Ireland and Scotland, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Northern Europe, England and Scotland, as well as cruises to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, on the Rhine and Danube Rivers, and New Zealand/Australia. One of Julie and Don’s favorite visits was to Santorini, Greece.

Julie is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Don; daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Steve Meyer; daughter Amy Duncan and son-in-law Eric Leahy; sister Sharon McCurdy; brothers Steve and Mark Armantrout; grandchildren Nick Meyer, Madison Meyer, Quinn Leahy and Kenya Leahy; and many other friends and family that she kept in contact with over the years. Her bright light, laughter and joyful smile have touched many lives and she will be dearly missed.

There will be an open house and socializing time in honor of Julie’s life on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Julie and Don’s home at 1919 Meyers Road, Greenview, CA 96037.

  • Mary Beth Catalano
    September 18, 1942  –  September 21, 2023 Obituary Longtime Siskiyou County resident Mary Beth Catalano passed away on September 21, 2023 at her home in Mount Shasta. She had just celebrated her 81st birthday on September 18. Mary is survived by her children: Linda Nichols (Brett), Lisa Bennett (Dana) and Jesse Reece; two stepchildren, Terry Barlow (Mike) … Read more
  • Lois Eileen Smith
    August 12, 1929  –  September 17, 2023 Obituary Lois Eileen Smith (GMa LoLo) at age 94 went to be with our Lord on September 17, 2023. Living with congestive heart failure & atrial fibrillation since 2010, she was still active, lived alone, and drove her car until the age of 91. Lois was born on August 12, … Read more
  • Edward Duncan Sarmento
    April 6, 1950  –  September 14, 2023 Obituary Edward Sarmento passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at his home in Yreka. Ed was born April 6, 1950 to Edward “Chief” and Betty (Heisinger) Sarmento in Santa Cruz. Ed was raised in San Mateo in the Bay Area. While attending Hillsdale High School, Ed played football, … Read more
  • Lawrie Ann Salvestrin
    July 5, 1952 – August 23, 2023 “With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our sister, Lawrie Ann Salvestrin, age 71.  Lawrie was born in Weed, California on July 5, 1952, to Fred T. and Cesira Piva Salvestrin.  She was a proud graduate of Weed Elementary and Weed High schools and College of the … Read more
  • Alan Roy Meyers
    April 11, 1957  –  September 7, 2023 Obituary Alan Roy Meyers was born April 11, 1957 in Yreka, California. He lived in many places throughout his life including Sacramento, Santa Cruz, and Southern Oregon. He spent the last 35 years in Yreka where he passed on September 7, 2023. He is the firstborn child and only son … Read more


  1. Brad Kangas

    Julie will truly be missed, my you rest in peace

  2. Rebecca Desmond

    Julie was such a special person, always had a smile on her face and she was always genuinely happy to see you! Don, Amy, and Jennifer, we are keeping you all in our hearts during this time.

  3. Doug and Gail Jenner

    We were so sorry to hear of Julie‘s passing. We worked together at Etna High and Scott Valley junior high for many years. She was a wonderful person to spend time with, so full of energy, dedication and determination. To Don and families, we are sending our prayers and deepest condolences. Bless you during this difficult time, Doug and Gail

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *