Judith A, Harvey

November 11, 1936 - February 26, 2013
Judith A, Harvey

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Judith A. Harvey, 76, of Flat Rock died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Elizabeth House.

She was born in Phoenix, Arizona and traveled extensively for over 30 years with her husband during his Marine Corps and Air Force career to such interesting places as Korea, Florida, California and Virginia. She especially enjoyed living in Hawaii and Tokyo, Japan. Judith was honored with the Fifth Air Force Spouse of the Year award.

She held many volunteer positions and particularly enjoyed working with Greyhound rescue groups. Her favorite hobbies included painting, sewing and gardening.

Judith is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, Charles Harvey; daughter, Deborah Chernesky and her husband, Daniel; sons, Randolph Ditmars, Martin Ditmars and Craig Ditmars; brothers, Kirk Martin and Michael Martin; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a very special Greyhound, Nonni.

A funeral service will be held at 12 PM Thursday, February 28 at Providence Baptist Church in Hendersonville. The Reverend Michael R. Lee will officiate. Burial will follow at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greyhound Friends of North Carolina, 2908-A Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310, or to Greyhound Rescue & Adoptions of Tampa Bay, Inc., P.O. Box 152407, Tampa, FL 33684-2407.


Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:00 AM

Providence Baptist Church - Directions
1201 Oakland Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • February 27, 2013
    Dave & Denise Baxter says:
    Deb, Dan and Chuck, Denise and I are very sorry for your loss.

  • March 16, 2013
    Karon Goldsmith says:
    Charles, It was a privilege and honor to get to know you and Judith. You are such an inspiration and example of truly dedicated love. I witnessed you as a loving husband and supportive partner to Judith the entire time she was at Hendersonville Health & Rehabilitation. May she rest in peace and may you treasure all of the wonderful memories of your 38 years together.

  • March 14, 2013
    Swentkofske Family says:
    What a wonderful, bright, beautiful lady. She made so many lives better. She had a huge heart and a kind soul. Many will miss her, but she will wait patiently to see us again. Our solemn sympathy along with our continued love and prayers. Mark, Gail, Marcus and Danny

  • March 02, 2013
    Lee and Shirley DeArmond says:
    I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am there you may be also. May you rest in the everlasting arms of our Savior.

  • March 01, 2013
    Nicole Suttles says:
    Mrs. Deb and Family, My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all as you are going through this time. I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We know that it is not a loss, but rather Heaven has gained a new a beautiful angel, where she is happy and healthy and full of life. If you need anything at all please do not hesitate to call anytime.