Judith Ann Reichle Selvidge passed away on Friday morning, December 18, 2020, at Green Valley Hospital in Greensboro, NC due to Covid-19. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Judy was the daughter of professional baseball/professional football player Richard Wendell Reichle and librarian, Ruth Harpe Reichle.
Judy graduated from Washington University and entered into the teaching profession. Initially, Judy taught English in Venezuela. After returning home, she taught hearing impaired children at the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, MO, and ultimately retired from teaching in the state of Connecticut, where she had continued serving hearing impaired students within the public school system. For several years during her retirement, Judy taught at a Montessori school in Chapel Hill, NC.
In April of 1967, Judy met and fell in love with US Navy flight navigator, Jackie “Jack” Selvidge. They were married soon after in September of 1967. Following his time in the Navy, Jack’s engineering career led them to residence across the US, including Maine, California, and Connecticut. Together Jack and Judy raised three children: Pamela, Stephanie, and Scott.
In retirement, Jack and Judy moved to North Carolina, where they owned and operated a TCBY yogurt shop in Burlington, NC for many years. Ultimately, they found residence at Twin Lakes Retirement Community in Burlington, NC.
In 2015, Judy lost her husband Jack to cancer after 48 years of marriage. She along with her beloved dog, Henry, remained a vibrant part of the Twin Lakes community. Her loved ones, friends and fellow community members will remember her familiar, boisterous laugh which could be heard miles away, heralding her arrival and presence. Her final years were spent traveling, volunteering, studying and adoring her seven grandchildren.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Ruth Reichle; her brothers, Richard and Wendell Reichle; and her husband, Jack. Judy’s life will be carried on in the memories of her surviving family: Pamela Bardusch and her husband, Chris, and their children, Ryan, Justin, Kyle, and Dylan (Tampa, FL); Stephanie Henderson and her husband, Craig, and their children, Noah, Abigail and Ellie Kate (Gibsonville, NC); and son, Scott Selvidge of Charlotte, NC.
The family will be conducting a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Wounded Warrior Projec t.