With a heavy heart we sadly announce the passing of our beloved Julie after a long battle with cancer. Julie is survived by her husband David of 30 years, her three children, Sean and his wife Rosalinda, Chad and his fiancee Chelea Ray, Paige, her grandson Sean Ryder, her Mother Sophia Donlou, her brothers George and Chris Donlou and their families and her grandmother Julia Donlou. Julie was born April 25, 1961 to Ernie and Sophia Donlou. She was a life long resident of Redondo Beach graduating from Redondo Union High School in 1979. She and David married August 23 1980. Julie worked briefly as a dental assistant and then as a secretary at TRW. She then decided to it was time to be a stay at home mom and she dedicated her life to raising her children and was the foundation of the Elliott family household. Julie will be missed by all that were lucky enough to have known her, we love you. The Trisagion will be held Sunday, June 20th at 4:00 PM at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill Avenue in Redondo Beach. Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 21st at 10:00 AM at St. Katherine's followed by burial with procession to Green Hills Memorial in Rancho Palos Verdes. The mercy meal (Makaria) reception will follow burial back at the church Monday afternoon. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made in Julie's memory to St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. Chris & Charlotte send their most sincere condolences to the Elliot & Donlou Families. We know & understand your pain & loss of your dearly beloved & fun loving full of life wife, mother & daughter. May you find solace in those many memories of her.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers to the Donlou and Elliott families. May you find peace and strength during this very sad time.

  3. Julie, growing up with my father only, you played as the mother in my life from 7th grade all the way till Sean and I graduated High School. You will never be forgotten-Yo’ve taught me manners, country songs, and have shown me what a wonderful Mother and loving Wife you are to Sean, Chad, Paige and Dave. I thank you for all you have done for me in life, and I now know your in a better place looking down upon us all. People like you are hard to come by, and I’m so happy to be part of your life. Love Always, Owen Hanson

  4. Our hearts go out to the Donlou and Elliott Family. Heaven has another angel. Julie was a high school classmate of mine and I have fond memories of her. She loved her husband and family and they always came first. Such a true loss for everyone. I hope your memories and love will comfort you all during this difficult time. You are in our prayers. Tammy Cowden Sack & The Sack Family.

  5. My thoughts are with the Donlou and Elliot families during this difficult time. Julie and I went to school together all the way back to Tulita. I was the “new girl” in the middle of 5th grade, was very shy and scared, Julie was the first person to come up to me and want to be my friend. I never forgot that. I know she will be missed. My sincerest condolences go out to the families. Deborah Cline Bradley

  6. I will never forget the memories of Julie at the baseball games. Love & Prayers to Julie & her family. Love Ellen (Brad Wilson’s mom)

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort now and always.I remember Julie way back, she was a very sweet girl and I’m sure she will be deeply missed. Shelly (Brad Wilson’s sister)

  8. My prayers and thoughts go out to Julie’s family. Dave and Julie were always friends but I will never forget when Tony was in the hospital and Julie came to visit. She was an angel in disguise to me at the time. Julie not only visited with Tony but came and gave me support. She had brought to the hospital^^^ her motherly instincts, her contagious smile and comforting way with words. Somehow she knew just what I needed at the time. **LOVE & SUPPORT** Love and Prayers to you all, I’m saddened by your loss. Debbie Barnes

  9. We share your sorrow for the loss of a lovely young lady. May her memory be eternal. Love…Pete & Tina V

  10. Dear Mr. & Mrs. Donlou, Chris, and George, Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences for the profound loss you have experienced with the passing of Julie. As a father of two daughters I can not begin to imagine the loss of a child and only hope that knowing friends, both current and old, have their thoughts and prayers with you during this most difficult time. Warm regards, Paul Platamone

  11. We are so sorry to hear of the Elliot loss. Julie was a dear, kind, loving friend and we will miss her and her families presence at the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo. Chris, Tom and the entire Fargher family

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook