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Judith Rae (Olja) Frolich Obituary
Judith Rae (Oljar) Frolich

Judy passed away at the age of 72 peacefully surrounded by her daughters on November 30, 2012 after a three year battle with cancer. Judy was born on May 14, 1940 in Glendive, Montana and moved to Seattle at the age of eight. She attended St Joseph's Elementary School, Holy Names Academy, and graduated in 1961 from the University of Washington with a degree in Political Science. While raising her young family in Kirkland she developed a passion for the Kirkland waterfront and became civically involved. She partnered with Doris Cooper and Delores Teutsch to obtain the funding needed to establish Houghton Beach. She was elected to the Kirkland City Council in 1971 where she served one term. Her campaign slogan was "Charm of Kirkland - A Unique Community!" which she fulfilled by fighting to preserve Kirkland's waterfront which we still enjoy today. She also helped to establish Moss Bay Days. She then went on to careers with King County and the Association of Washington Counties.

She is preceded in death by her parents Martin and Bertha (Bert) Oljar and her brother Donald. She is survived by her brother Dennis Oljar (Kathy Stafford), daughters Anne-Marie Frolich (Eddie Wilson), Christine Gourlie (David), and her beloved grandsons Jared Gourlie and Nicholas Gourlie.

At Judy's request, in lieu of services, a party will be held at Sissy's on December 16 at 2:00. Remembrances may be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9, 2012
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