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Obituary: Julie Ellen Taft

obituary A memorial service was held Feb. 24 at the Northshore United Church of Christ for Julie Taft, who died Feb. 20 at the age of 52 in her Cottage Lake home after a courageous battle with cancer.
   A 1961 graduate of Inglemoor High School, she supported her children and put her husband through college by working for several government agencies. A Woodinville resident since 1979, she spent the last ten years raising her children, gardening, and boating on Puget Sound with her family.
   Mrs. Taft is survived by her husband of 33 years, John; children, Richard and Jaime; grandchild, Colby; parents Alice and Harold Gabel; sisters, Donna Croning and Nancy Southard; brother, Bruce Gabel; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
   Her family wishes to express sincere thanks to Dr. Gary Goodman for giving her another year of life and a chance to see her first grandchild. Remembrances may be made to Evergreen Hospice.