Julie Marie Perry (Ostrander)

March 9, 2010

By Contributor

Julie Perry

Julie Marie Perry (Ostrander) died peacefully in the presence of family March 4 after a short but unexpected illness. She was 51.A memorial service will be at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way. Go to www.flintofts.com for more information.

Julie was born July 14, 1958, in Elmira, N.Y., to James and Dolores Ostrander. She was raised in Santa Barbara, Calif., and graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 1976.

Julie met her husband Rick at age 17, and they were married Oct. 23, 1982, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Julie was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister. She is remembered as a very caring and generous person with a big heart who loved helping other people.

She was fond of gardening, needlepoint, reading, computers, but most of all traveling. Her favorite trips were to Europe with her husband, daughter, mother, sisters and cousins.

Julie worked for the Journal American, Eastside Journal, Montgomery Watson Engineers and most recently the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District as an engineering assistant. Julie was known to help people in dire situations monetarily, without them ever knowing about it.

Julie was very involved in the nonprofit organization Quota for close to 10 years. She served actively and was not only instrumental in procuring items for its annual auction, but was active in serving food to the homeless and passing out donated items to children. Quota helps autistic children, and hearing-impaired, homeless and battered women.

Julie is survived by her husband of 27 years, Richard Perry, of Redmond; daughter Nicole Perry, of Redmond; mother Dolores Ostrander; sisters Laurie Adams, Beth Adams and Jamie Gilcrest, all of Ventura, Calif.; and a host of extended family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances are suggested to Listen and Talk School, 8610 Eighth Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98115, 206-985-6646.

Friends are invited to view an expanded obituary and photo gallery, share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

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