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Julia Love Pritt

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Julia Love PRITT 1932 ~ 2010 Julia Pritt, a resident of Seattle Washington, passed away peacefully with her daughter Laura Lee Pritt holding her hand, at 3:00a.m. am on April 3rd 2010 at the UW Medical Center. She is survived by her sisters, Syliva Clayborn, Diana Fitzpatrick, Sharon Koska, her children Ronda Waite, Laura Lee Pritt, Darren Pritt and her grandchildren, Cybil Waite, Madeline Waite, Dallas Waite, Hannah Beyler, Brandon Beyler and Wilson Pritt. Julia was born in Torrance CA on July 29th, 1932 and spent her early life in Southern California. She graduated from El Segundo High School and attended UCLA. She was married to Frank Pritt, of Mercer Island WA, for 28 years. They divorced in 1990. Her life with him took her to Charleston WV, Palos Verdes CA, Plano TX and then Bellevue WA. While living in Bellevue, Julia and Frank started, one of the most successful privately held software companies in the history of Washington State, Attachmate Corp. She headed Attachmate's accounting and human resources departments from the company's inception until 1990 when she retired to pursue philanthropy activities. Julia Started here philanthropic activities years prior her retirement by volunteering her time in Plano and Seattle with organizations like YES (Youth Eastside Services) and then, after retirement, started her own non-profit, WWIN (Washington Women in Need). Since 1990 the organization's full time staff has provided over $10 million in financial aid to more than 4000 low income women with a focus unique to women needs. Even though Julia was a very accomplished business woman and philanthropist, her true passion was her family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was very beloved by her family and will be missed greatly. Her Memorial service will be Saturday April 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the Madrona Presbyterian Church. If people would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers please send it to WWIN (www.wawomeninneed.org) or the charity of your choice. Julia will always be remembered in the hearts of her family and friends.
Published in The Seattle Times from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2010
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