Julie Headstream, 1942-2022
Little Rock, Arkansas
Julia Jane Headstream Haught, of Little Rock, died the 17 day of March, 2022. She was born on July 11, 1942, in Biloxi, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Janie Lee Nall Headstream and Dr. James William Headstream. Julie is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, William Dixon Haught and daughter, Stephanie Jane Haught Wade and husband John Cogan Wade and three grandchildren, Delia Jane Headstream Wade, John Cogan Wade, Jr. and William Dixon Holderfield Wade, all of Little Rock. She is also survived by her younger brother, James William Headstream, Jr. and wife Marsha Ann Driver Headstream of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and their children Katherine Lee Headstream Aukerman, husband Dr. Ryan Anthony Aukerman, son, Elliott Anthony Aukerman and daughter, Maisy Kate Aukerman of Laramie, Wyoming, and James William Headstream III and son, Ryland Chandler Headstream of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Julie, a 1960 graduate of the Little Rock public schools, attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri, for two years and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1964, with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught first grade in Houston, Texas, and Alexandria, Virginia, and worked in Government Communications for AT&T in Washington, D.C. In 1995, she and business partner, the late Susan Mayes, formed Art of the Party, an event coordination company that they operated for twenty-three years. Many happy weddings, private parties, corporate, and charitable events were the result.
Julie was initiated into Psi Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity in 1963. She served as President of Chi Omega Alumnae of Greater Little Rock and was honored as Outstanding Chi Omega Alumna in 1995. Julie was also President of Psi Chapter House Corporation Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Chi 7 Omega National Founders' Centennial Weekend. As a member of the Junior League of Little Rock, she served on the board as Recording Secretary, JLLR NewsSheet Editor, Little Rock Cooks Cookbook Chairman and was Traditions Cookbook Co-Chairman, when the book was being developed and written. She was President of the ILLR Sustainer Board and was honored as 2008 Sustainer of the Year. Volunteering for over twenty-five years with Friends of the Zoo, Inc. at the Little Rock Zoo, Julie served two terms as President of Friends of the Zoo and was also founder of the Zoo Days festival, started the zoo's gift shop, was a member of the Docent Council for twelve years and Chairman of the Dino's Alive exhibit. She was recognized with "Julie Haught Day" and received a lifetime Zoo membership. Among her other community activities were The Fine Arts Club at the Arkansas Arts Center, Tabriz and Decorative Arts Forum committees, and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary, Board Secretary and Cooks Tour committees.
Julie was a member of Second Presbyterian Church and The Country Club of Little Rock, where she made her debut in 1961. She enjoyed being with her much beloved friends, traveling, needlework, cooking, decorating, gardening, and reading, but "Mimi's" greatest joy was spending time with her precious family.
A family graveside service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2022, in the sanctuary at Second Presbyterian Church, officiated by Associate Pastor Alisa Secrest. A reception at the church will follow. ln lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, Pastor's Discretionary Fund, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72227, or a favorite charity. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of RuebelFuneralHome.com visitation for Cathy will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 W. Markham St., 72205 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a private ceremony for family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Cathy's name to CARE for Animals.
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