OLYMPIA, Washington — J. Stuart Pritchard’s earthly life of 95 years ended peacefully on Feb. 23, 2017, at Bethany Adult Family Home in Olympia, Washington.
Born Jack Stuart on Aug. 29, 1921, in Lander, Wyoming, to David Stuart and Rachel “Rae” Katherine Pritchard (nee Renberger), Stu grew up in Gary, Indiana. He graduated from Lew Wallace High School, Purdue University and Northwestern University Medical School, and served in the Army Air Force. He married Betty Colleen Holden in Seattle in 1947. After practicing medicine for 40 years in Olympia, Stu retired in 1991 when he and Betty moved to Philipsburg.
Stu’s family expresses deep gratitude to all the friends who loved and helped him through the years. His survivors include his son, Dan Pritchard (Jeanne) of Olympia; daughters, Kristin Tolson (Don) of Hamilton, and Ellen Silvey (Brian) of Duvall, Washington; grandsons, Stuart Pritchard of Olympia, James Tolson (Allison) of Arvada, Colorado, and Dan Tolson (Dancy) of Jackson, Wyoming; six great grandchildren; sister, Jill Wilson of Sarasota, Florida; and cousins, nieces and nephews. Stu’s wife Betty and son Mark preceded him in death.
At Stu’s request, no public services are planned. Suggestions for memorial contributions include the Foundation for Economic Education, Delta Delta Chapter of Sigma Chi at Purdue, or a charity of choice. To read his full obituary, or share memories and condolences, please visit FuneralAlternatives.org/obituaries.