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Julia Lynn Little Gunnels

Asheville - God called home Julia Lynn Little Gunnels, age 67, of 319 Lakewood Drive, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. A resident of Buncombe County since 1980, Julia was born August 29, 1946 in Wayzata, Minnesota. A life-long spiritual seeker and lover of God, Julia was a beloved wife, mother, and close friend to many. A writer of works for the theatre, film and children's literature, she co-founded and played an instrumental role in building an excellent reputation for a specialist business known as Simply Change, which organizes and facilitates elder moves.

The daughter of the late Alden Eaton and Virginia Haglin Hine, she is survived by her husband of 46 years, Joseph; and three sons, Winston Alden of Asheville, Peter Lyons of Denver, Colorado, and Samuel Rawlings "Rawley" of Boulder Colorado; two sisters, Constant of Denver, Colorado, Jennifer of Ashland, Oregon; and three brothers, Philip of Excelsior, Minnesota, Fredrick of Montrose, Minnesota and Jay, of Marin, California; as well as three beloved step-sisters, Andrea, Meredith and Martha; and one step-brother, Tim. She was proud to claim Jesse Lane and Maha Swanson (newly engaged to Peter) as daughters of her heart, as well as a host of young men who spent time at the Gunnels house as "other sons" and friends.

A graduate of George Washington University with a BA in Anthropology, Julia's church affiliation was with the Center of the Golden One (Miracle of Love) meditation community.

A memorial will be held in the early fall in order to accommodate the needs of those seeking to attend. The date, place and time will be posted on the Julia Gunnels Caring Bridges site (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/juliagunnels). Flowers and condolences may be sent to her residence.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on June 22, 2014
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