In memory: Julian Amaya '53, MS '57

Julian Amaya '53, MS '57 of Vancouver, Wash., died April 8, 2019.

He was born in Pueblo, CO to Dolores Torres Amaya and Josefina Rosario Ballejos in 1928. He earned a bachelors and masters degree at Pacific in 1953 and 1957. He met his future wife, Jeanie, at the Tip Top Café in Forest Grove. They married in 1952.

Julian had a long and distinguished career as an educator and coach. He was inducted into the Grant Athletic Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes. 

Julian retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a major and was an associate of the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon. 

He is survived by his wife, Jeanie Amaya; his children, Marc Amaya, Renae Amaya-Jolly, Dawn Westover and Jodi Amaya-LeMasters; his multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and countless other family members and friends who loved him dearly. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George, Lou, Dave, Jim and John; and his grandson, Trenton Westover. 
Funeral services were held in Camas, Wash., June 14, 2019. 

Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019