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Eula Merrell Giunta
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1923
Death: Jul. 8, 2008
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

Eula Merrell Waterhouse Giunta, 85, of Fairview passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was the daughter of the late George and Ella Jay Wilson Merrell. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Forrest, Powell, Joe, Everett and Buck; and three sisters, Mary, Idabel and Ethel Merrell.

At the age of 19, Eula married Joseph Joe E. Giunta, a U.S. Navy seaman and Pearl Harbor survivor. Although he was her first love their marriage ended after a very short time. Eula remarried at the age of 29 to John Benard Waterhouse, Jr. and had four children and a long marriage that ended with his death in 1984. After reading the obituary of her first husband's wife, Eula wrote a letter offering condolences to Joe. With that letter a rekindled relationship began. Eula and Joe remarried in 1988 and spent every day together until Joe's death in 2006. Eula was a member of Hooper's Creek Baptist Church and a regular participant in the Haywood Knolls Bowling League.

Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Siwek, of Phoenix and Sandra Smith, of Miami; sons, John Benard Waterhouse, III and wife, Barbara, of Asheville, and Phillip Waterhouse and wife, Alice, of Miami; sister, Myrtle Quinn, of Florida; grandchildren, John Benard Waterhouse IV, David Siwek, Michelle Catarina, Dawn Wherry and Junice and Miguel Siwek.

The funeral service will be at Hooper's Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lawrence Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn, Candler (828) 667-8717 is assisting the family.

Published: 2008-07-10 Asheville Citizen Times 
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  Joseph Edward Giunta (1922 - 2006)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: James Archer
Record added: May 25, 2010
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