Juliet Marie Portillo, 41 of Bellevue Idaho passed away peacefully after a short illness on January 28th
2022, surrounded by her family and loved ones. Juliet was born in Hailey to Robert and Karen on
February 22, 1980. She grew up in Bellevue, and went on to graduate from Wood River High School.
After graduating high school she attended San Francisco State University where she achieved a
Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics. Juliet discovered her passion for mathematics while
attending university, applying her knowledge to cancer research, statistics, logistics and various other
disciplines. Extremely driven and passionate, she made a large impact wherever she applied her skills.
Juliet's strength and perseverance were inspirational to all who knew her. She forged her own path and
always accomplished her goals.
When Juliet's son Emmanuel was born in September of 2007, her true calling in life was realized. A
loving mother, Juliet always put family first. She also found a love for cooking and caring for others
which became a pillar of who she was. Quick to smile, she had a way of encouraging and inspiring
everyone who came in to her life. Her passion for family led her to impact her extended family through
her loving nature and willingness to pass on the knowledge she had accrued.
Juliet will be dearly missed by everyone she touched throughout her life. She will be laid to rest on
Friday February 11th in the Bellevue Cemetery.
Juliet is survived by her son Emmanuel (14); her father Robert Portillo of Bellevue Idaho and mother
Karen McClure (Ray) of Shoshone, Idaho; her brothers, Andrew Portillo (Suzanne) of Portland Oregon,
Anthony Portillo (Elizabeth) of Seattle, Washington, Paul Portillo (Melody) of Mountlake Terrace,
Washington and Nickolas Portillo of Edmonds, Washington; as well as numerous nephews, nieces,
cousins, aunts & uncles.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Hailey.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Hailey on February 11th at
11am. Burial to follow and funeral dinner/reception afterwards at St. Charles Hall. Please follow
Covid mask and distancing protocols if attending indoor events.