Julie Dennis Howard
Julie Dennis Howard
  • December 1, 1929 - August 24, 2017
  • Charlottesville, Virginia

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Julie Dennis Howard passed away on August 24, 2017, after a long period of declining health. Born Julia Lee Dennis on December 1, 1929, in Rapidan, Virginia, she was the ninth child of the late William Arthur Dennis and Lula Harlow Dennis.

Julie was a proud graduate of the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia and was a lifelong supporter of that program.

While in college she met Kal Wall Howard, and they married February 24, 1951. They were married and devoted to each other for 66 years. Together they were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville for more than sixty years.

She is survived by her husband, Kal Wall Howard, and two sons, Dennis Reed Howard of Lynchburg and David Brian Howard of Crozet and his long-time companion Darla Henley. A third son, William Porter Howard, predeceased her. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Margaret Howard Hill (Eric) of Keswick and Elizabeth Reed Howard of Charlottesville, and a sister, Mrs. Charles E. Linsey of Savannah, Georgia. Also surviving are a number of cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia or to First Presbyterian Church.

A celebration of Julie’s life and abiding faith will be held Friday, September 1, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Thomas E. Leland officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.