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Natalie Anne Garland  

Of Aldie, VA, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the age of 37. Natalie was born to parents, John and Suzan Garland, on March 31, 1981 in Safford, AZ. She spent her early childhood years in Arizona and New Mexico. In 1989, her family moved to Virginia where she attended Emmanuel Christian School in Manassas and went on to graduate from Osbourn High School, in 1999. Following high school, she attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
Natalie lived and worked in Northern Virginia her entire career. She started work with EG&G Technical Services, Inc., as a Homeland Security Support Specialist, and subsequently worked for URS and AECOM Corporations.
Natalie had two great lifelong passions - music and animals. She was an accomplished singer and songwriter. She sang and performed with a band for a number of years and was working to complete an album with her favorite music collaborator. Natalie also dearly loved animals, which led her to adopt her two beloved dogs and to dedicate numerous hours and weekends, helping local animal shelters and pet rescue organizations. Natalie had a warm, soft heart and was deeply compassionate and concerned about people she loved. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her. Natalie is survived by her parents, John and Suzan Garland; her sisters, Aimee Presti and Julia Garland; and her paternal grandmother, Violet Lewis.
A Memorial Service will be held at Centreville United Methodist Church, Centreville, Virginia on January 26, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2019