Julie Ann Geldreich, age 62, passed away on January 14, 2019 in Springfield, TN. She was born in Madison, TN on July 2, 1956, and was the youngest of the two daughters of Elaine Mears (Schwarz) and John Mears. She worked in IT Systems at the Tennessee Department of Safety for over 20 years, retiring in 2009.
Julie loved her family dearly and her grandchildren were the light of her life. She always made time for her Faith, family and friends and gave as she could to anyone in need. She was active in social justice groups, was an avid reader, enjoyed bird-watching, was a fountain pen enthusiast and an occasional poet.
She is survived by her daughter Tasha (Newell) Anderson, her son Derek (Lindsay) Geldreich, her grandchildren Saraya, Parrish, Logan, Gryffin, Chloe, Autumn and Melody, her mother Elaine Mears, her father John Mears and her sister Felicia Mears.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at St. Augustine’s Chapel in Nashville, TN,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to The Sierra Club or to The National Audubon Society.
“My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.” (Jim Henson)