Diva Deverraux of Eureka died suddenly Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.

She was born in Los Angeles on April 22,1965 to Marco and Cynthia Dean Julian, joining brother David. The family spent Diva’s childhood in Santa Monica. As a tiny girl, she sat at the family’s piano with her father, making music together. Music, dance and the arts continued to be a big part of her entire life. 

She had three daughters — Brynne, Kailey and Arielle, now 26, 16 and 14 years of age. As a young mother she attended college and worked diligently, achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Regis University. 

She was a successful insurance broker in Eureka for 17 years, earning the love and appreciation of many of her clients.

Those whose lives she touched will remember her sense of humor, her quick wit, kind nature, strong spiritual beliefs and her love of animals. Her greatest joy was spending time with her three daughters. 

She was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband Paul Goodman, her daughters Brynne Marie Gerardi, Kailey Marie Fuerstenberg, and Arielle Kathryn Fuerstenberg, her mother Cynthia Dean Julian and her brother David Julian. Other survivors include a niece, Anja Julian, numerous aunts and uncles and many cousins.

The love and joy she brought to those whose lives she touched lives on in our memories and in addition, because she chose to be an organ donor, she now lives on through many others.

A memorial service to celebrate Diva’s life and mourn her passing will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building, 1 Marina Way, Eureka CA. 95501.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to an animal rescue organization.


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