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Julia Haug (Lee) Colvig

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Julia Haug (Lee) Colvig Julia was the first born to Julius and Alma Haug, on February 8, 1924, in San Francisco. Her brother Edward was born a year and a half later. One of her lifetime stories was her fond memory of the house they lived in until she was 10 - a redwood shingle two-story on Irving between 40th and 41st Avenues when the rest of the block was still just sand dunes. From a musical family, Julia studied flute, starting at an early age. She attended school in San Francisco, graduating from George Washington High, and earning her BA from UC Berkeley. As a young adult she formed many lifelong friendships through St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Berkeley. She was married to Douglas Lee in 1950. They were married for 18 years and raised two children, Brian and Jennifer. In 1968 Julia moved into the Synanon community where she lived for over 20 years until its dissolution. In 1992 she married David Colvig and they enjoyed 12 years together in San Francisco, enjoying music, travel, church and family. David died last July. Julia's main occupation was music. A professional flutist, she played in orchestras as well as chamber music. She played with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, Ballet, Golden Gate Park Band, played shows for Civic Light Opera Company, gave flute lessons from her home, performed concerts in schools, museums, and summer festivals, and was a member of the Berkeley Piano Club. Julia is survived by her daughter Jennifer (Ron) Sabroe of Martinez; son, Brian Haug Lee; granddaughters, Angela (Jeremy) Evers, Jessica (Brian) Jones; great-grandchildren, Micaela and Jocelyn; nieces, Greta Hryciw of Montara and Rachel Lowenberg of Cupertino; and Colvig family daughters, Anne Bier, Sarah Colvig and Kathleen Tobin. She will live in the hearts of many dear friends and extended family. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road, Martinez (925-228-6574), on Tuesday, June 13, at 2:00 p.m. Charitable gifts may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on June 11, 2006
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