TAKOMA PARK, MD Julie Dove Giles, DVM, 47, died Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at her home.
A memorial service is planned for a later date in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Julie was born in Greensboro, N.C., a daughter of Jacob and Alice Pugh Giles. She graduated from Greensboro Day School, attended Meredith College and graduated from North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She worked for the American Red Cross two years before joining a small animal practice in Washington, D.C. She was a partner in the Union Station Veterinary Clinic, where she spent many years caring for her "animal friends" and their owners.
Julie was predeceased by her father, Jacob R. Giles, Jr.
She is survived by her mother, Alice Giles; brother, Jacob and wife, Petra, of Fleetwood, N.C.; two sisters, Cynthia and husband, Gary Heatwole, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Lee and husband, Don Ellis, of Rocky Mount, Virginia. She also leaves a special aunt, Nancy Pugh, of Greensboro, N.C.; a niece, Lee Giles, of Greensboro; a nephew, Jake, of San Diego, Calif., and devoted friend, Carolyn Guthrie, of Takoma Park, Maryland.
Memorials may be made to the National MS Society, 2211 West Meadowview Road, Ste. 30, Greensboro, NC 27407, or to the Human Society of the Piedmont, 4527 W. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27409.
Collins Funeral Home in Silver Spring, Maryland, is serving the family.
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