Jean-Stephane Vachon writes:
You probably saw her or she talked to you. Fathia was a friendly woman who talked to everybody. She sang at Farmers Market or for Food bank.
We are a group of friends who are preparing a memorial on November 1st. All the Wallingford community is invited. Visit www.fathiainseattle.com for details.
Fathia Atallah was a gifted composer, guitarist and Jazz Vocalist from Toulouse, France. She performed in Europe for more than a decade with her groups Fathal Jazz and Les Couleurs de la Voix.
Fathia moved to the Pacific Northwest United States in 1998 and settled in Seattle, WA. She founded and directed Le Centre Francais Artistique et Culturel de Seattle from 1998 to 2003. She produced the musical French Cabaret revue on Broadway,
She enthusiastically performed in both French and English for a wide variety of Seattle audiences. During this time, she met her beloved late husband, Gerald X Diamond. Committed to helping others, they volunteered and gave back to the city and people they loved so much. For many years, they sang and entertained in seniors citizen centers such as the Swedish Senior Center and brought people together through the harmony they shared.. Consciously leaving a lighter footprint on the land, they were often seen on their bicycles on Capitol Hill and Wallingford.
Fathia is survived by her brother Toufouk who also lives in Seattle, 9 siblings and her parents who live in France.
The memorial will be held Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Wallingford United Methodist Church (2115 N. 42nd St).