March 14, 1946 - September 23, 2021
Julianne Minear, age 75, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at her home in Marietta, Georgia. She is survived by Jonathan Minear, her husband of 44 years; her son Jonathan Minear (husband of Kristina) of Seattle, Washington; her son Steven Minear, M.D. (husband of Esther) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; her grandchildren; and her sister Kathleen Clark (wife of Hayes) of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Julie grew up in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, in a house that her father built with his hands. When she was 9 years old, her doctor broke the news that, because of a medical condition, she would never see her 20th birthday. Undeterred, she proved him wrong and lived a long and meaningful life. In grade school, she excelled academically, won memory contests, and perfected her flawless handwriting. She graduated from Lebanon Valley College and earned her master’s degree in psychology from Wesleyan University, where she met her husband. After college, she taught psychology classes and learned calligraphy in Japan. Her professional background made her a natural fit to co-direct for 7 years the Atlanta regional chapter of Bosom Buddies, a breast cancer support group. A doting mother, she attended hundreds of soccer games, swim races, and concert band performances, and she volunteered countless hours to her sons’ school and after-school activities. Though she was a gentle soul, she enjoyed a good scare, voraciously reading Stephen King novels. When her health declined, she instead watched every movie in Netflix’s horror library. A testament to her endless patience, she loved a string of golden retrievers who bedeviled her for decades. A funeral Mass will be held for Julie at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021, at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Georgia. Interment will be at Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you hug your loved ones, get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and consider donating to your favorite nonprofit animal rescue organization. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home is entrusted with her funeral arrangements.
Julianne Minear, age 75, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at her home in Marietta, Georgia. She is survived by Jonathan Minear, her husband of 44 years; her son Jonathan Minear (husband of Kristina)... View Obituary & Service Information
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