Julie Ruth Abrahams

Julie Ruth Abrahams, 67, died Nov. 3, 2010 .

Mrs. Abrahams graduated cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in 1980, specializing in graphic design, while raising two young children. Her husband Barry’s career with Hughes Aircraft, and later Raytheon, had them move to Tucson on four different occasions between 1971 and 2005. In between they lived in the Los Angeles area, McLean, Va., and Williamsburg, Va. In 1983, Mrs. Abrahams founded Executech, a software company in Tucson, which she sold in 1985. She became an American Contract Bridge League Bronze Life Master as well as the most recent president of the Tucson Unit 356 of the ACBL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Lillian Keller of Woodland Hills, Calif., and brother, Stephen Keller of Southfield, Mich. Survivors include her husband Barry; children, David Abrahams of Waimea, Hawaii, and Leslie Abrahams and her partner Lance Martin of Tarzana, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Graveside services were held in the Congregation Or Chadash section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim officiating.

Memorial contributions made be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the American Breast Cancer Society.