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JULIA CARVIN Julia Carvin, 90, passed away in peace Monday evening, May 28, with loved ones at her side. She was sustained and comforted through her final days, through the attentions and good humor of a close family, many friends, and her church, and by her lifelong faith that she'd find joy in the hereafter. Julia was born Julia Corinne Logan in Dallas, TX, in 1921. In the depths of the Great Depression, she developed a deep caring for others, humbly attributing any goodness she might have to the influence of her parents and of the many Presbyterian clergymen among her ancestors. A graduate of Mary Baldwin College, she began work in 1943 as one of the first "hostesses" on an American Airlines DC-3 between Dallas, New York, and Mexico City. While so employed, she met her husband to be, Charles Walter Carvin, Jr. They were married for forty-nine years, until his death in 1995. Julia raised six children, first in Westchester County, New York, and since 1967, in the Palm Beaches. Her love of life was exemplary. At age 60, no longer able to golf, she took up tennis - and went parasailing. Her tennis career was cut short when, at the age of 71, she broke her knee while whitewater rafting . Her sports career stymied, she began to accumulate master points at the bridge table. Independence was important to her; the fall that resulted in her final ill health came as she made her way, alone, to a bridge tournament - which, we can be sure, she was determined to win. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, and sang in its choir for decades. She also sang regularly in nursing homes and hospitals with the Morning Glories. Her eldest son, "Chickie", passed away in 1996. She is survived by 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, including her daughter, Corinne Lewis, of St. Petersburg, FL, and four sons, David, of Thomasville, GA; Joseph, of Chesterfield, VA; Christopher, of Macon, GA; and James, of Palm Beach Gardens. Memorial service at 11:00 AM, June 30, at First Presbyterian Church on Prosperity Farms Rd., North Palm Beach. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, for the Morning Glories. Mom, please know how much you meant to us all. You taught us the most important things in life. We'll miss you. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post from June 3 to June 10, 2012
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