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Julia Bloomfield Julia Bloomfield, "Julie," of Larkspur, CA passed away Dec. 15, 2012. Born in 1921, Julie was the daughter of Arthur L. Bloomfield, MD and Julia M. Bloomfield. Julie graduated from the Katherine Delmar Burke School in 1938. She graduated from Stanford in 1942 with a degree in psychology. After receiving her graduate degree in Social Work from the Columbia School of Social Work in 1945, she pursued further graduate work at Yale University. She returned to California to be the Director of Social Service at Mt. Zion Hospital, a post she held for many years. In addition to her private practice, Julie later served as Executive Director of The William Babcock Memorial Endowment in Marin, directly assisting low income residents of Marin with medical costs and providing small grants to local health related programs. Julie created and established the Institute for Learning Disabilities, originally at Dominican College, and later an independent agency with Julie at the helm. It was an experiment in philanthropy with funding in the millions that the Institute distributed to a group of agencies in Marin. Julie was a tireless volunteer and social activist. She played an instrumental role in innumerable Bay Area charitable, civic, and cultural organizations, including, to name only a few, The Bay Area Women's Philharmonic, Bread and Roses, Community Action Marin, Hospice of Marin (now Hospice By the Bay), and the Marin Women's Political Action Committee. Whether in the role of Board member or financial supporter or active participant, Julie was committed to helping the underserved and the needy, to promoting the arts, and to expanding the role of women in politics and law. She was an accomplished cook and baker: in the late 70's establishing her own catering business and San Rafael bakery, Julia's Kitchen. She was a competitive tennis player, having been captain of the Stanford Women's Team. She was also an avid walker and pianist. Most of all, Julie was a true-hearted and reliable friend to many. She is survived by her brother, Arthur Bloomfield of San Francisco, her Bloomfield and Saltonstall nieces and nephews, and her Village. She will be missed. Please log on to Julie's Celebration of Life website and add your reflections. Information on the memorial service is available on the website: http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/JuliaBloomfield/homepage.aspx. Monte's Chapel of the Hills ~ 415-453-8440
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Jan. 18, 2013
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