Julia Mary ìJudyî Reveille, 93, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away Saturday morning, November 14, 2009 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. Born in Manhattan, NY, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Elizabeth Donnelly Henzel, and wife of the late Robert E. Reveille to whom she was married for 65 years.
She earned her BA degree from Hunter College of the City of New York and her Master of Science in Social Work from Fordham University. She was employed by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, Regional Supervisor; American Red Cross; NY Psychiatric Social Worker for Military Personnel; and the Adoption Supervisor for the Edna B. Conklin Home in Hackensack, NJ.
She was a member and secretary of the National Association of Social Workers; a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers; a four-term board member and volunteer at the Blue Ridge Humane Society; and a 32-year volunteer at the Thrift Shop. She also volunteered her services to the Hendersonville Public Library, Mainstay, and the Community Foundation.
Before moving to Hendersonville, she had resided in Glen Rock, NJ and Bayside, NY. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles, traveling, and the theatre. She loved music, especially the opera. She was a tireless advocate for human and animal rights and the environment and was an unrelenting supporter of the Democratic Party.
She is survived by her loving family, her daughter, Gretchen Reveille of Clearwater, Canada; her sons, John Robert Reveille of the Philippines, and Robert Nathan Reveille and wife, Darleen, of Highland Mills, NY; grandchildren, Kathleen ìKatie,î Pilar, and Christian; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in New York.
Memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792, or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.