Our brave Julie, loving wife, daughter and sister, passed away Jan. 12, 2014 at her home on the Columbia River at HanÂson Harbor, with her husband, Doug, and her parents at her side. Julie had battled chronic severe health problems for years.
Julie was born on Sept. 11, 1961 in Spokane to David and Carol Vaughan. Julie grew up and attended school in Colville, graduating in 1979. Julie then went on to Central Washington University, where she graduated in 1983 with a Degree in Health Education and returned to get her teaching certificate. While attending Central, she marÂried her best friend and soul- mate, Douglas Pittman, on Aug. 30, 1980 in Colville.
Julie taught school in the Highline School District (King County). Julie loved teaching and missed it once she became ill. Julie enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, entertaining and reading. Doug and his family introÂduced the sport of Curling to Julie and she became an active and influential member with the Granite Curling Club in SeatÂtle.
Doug and Julie lived happily in the Phinney Ridge neighborÂhood of Seattle for 26 wonderful years. Julie and Doug moved in 2009 to their dream home that they built on the Columbia River.
Julie loved being with friends and family. Julie was a memÂber, elder and worship committee leader of the Creston ChrisÂtian Church.
Julie is survived by her husband, Douglas; her parents, David and Carol Vaughan; her brother, David (and Laura) Vaughan, and her sister, Kristina Vaughan and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family would also like to thank Dr. Mueller, and Dr. Samuel Joseph and his assistant, Kate, all of Spokane, for asÂsisting with Julieâ€™s quality of life.
A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held on SaturÂday, Jan. 25, 1 p.m., at the Creston Christian Church with Pastor Guy Schmieleu, offiÂciating.
Please sign our online guestbook at www.stratefuneralhome.com.
Strate Funeral Home of Wilbur is caring for the family.
Memorials can be made in Julieâ€™s name to the Creston Christian Church and the Wilbur Fire Department.