Julia R. Arrett
July 18, 1918 – December 29, 2020
On December 29, 2020, Julia passed away peacefully at an assisted living community in Fredericksburg, Virginia at the age of 102. She is survived by her daughters, granddaughters, great granddaughters and their families. Her husband passed away in 2015 at the age of 96. They were married for nearly 74 years.
Julia was born in 1918 in the small mining town of Piney Fork, Ohio. Her parents were immigrants from Czechoslovakia. She married her 5th grade sweetheart, Henry Arrett in 1941. In 1953, with their two daughters, the couple moved to Southern California, where Henry established a flourishing business as a barber and Julia worked as head bank teller.
The family moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1978. Henry served as a Doorkeeper for the U.S. House of Representatives and Julie did her best to spoil her two granddaughters. She now has three great-granddaughters.
In retirement, Henry and Julia decided to have a home built at Lake Anna and both of them enjoyed fishing, boating and particularly water skiing. Julia joined the Lake Anna Craft Club and was still water skiing at age 70. They enjoyed their last jet ski rides at 94.
They were active members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bumpass for 23 years. Julia was a kind, determined, intelligent woman who cared deeply for her family, friends and neighbors.
Memorial plans will be delayed until a later date.
Sympathy to her entire family. She was such a dear lady and will be surely missed!!!
Loved and admired you Grandma Julia ! I will so miss your beautiful smile ! May God be with you in this better place !
I met Julia when she was a resident of Spring Arbor in Fredericksburg. Such a beautiful lady with a contagious smile! I don’t think Juiia ever knew a stranger. Your work is done here on earth Julia, and I know you are in a better place with Henry. Rest In Peace dear lady. I really enjoyed the times I got to visit.
Julia(Julie) was the most beautiful, kindest and loving lady you could have ever met. You are in a better place and we know Henry was waiting with open arms and hugs for you. California’s loss was our gain, never will we meet another lady that even begins to love as you loved. God bless both you and Henry our very best ever friends and role models on how to live. Love you and miss you.