RUNNELS, Julie Ann

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Last Name
Given Names
Julie Ann
Runnels, Judy Ann
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Family Tree
  Runnels Family Tree
Birth Mother
Jewel Runnels, Paulette Karen Jackson aka Paulette Karen Kelley (guardian)
Birth Father
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Dental Identification, 99-B
Burial Location
Remains claimed by next of kin; burial location unknown
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Francisco, California 94115
Residence (JT)
Cottage 27
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
student (PT occupation record)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Government Income
“I watched Julie grow up in Ukiah. In the early 1970s, Julie's mom Jewel Runnels took the courageous step of moving up to Redwood Valley. She was blind and physically disabled. I worked at the local welfare department which was a few block from where Jewel and Julie lived. I visited frequently on my lunch hour. Julie was a bright and curious little girl, who had a million questions about everything. She'd ask and then sit back and actually listen. She was smart and loved to read to adults. She was really helpful with her mom, who couldn't see to take care of some houe needs. Julie was a spunky and bright young girl. I'm so sorry she didn't have a chance to grow up. ” - Laura Johnston Kohl

“Reading about your story brought tears to my eyes. I too was a foster child and I know how brave you were until the bitter end when you kept spitting the poison out until you were forced to swallow. Your life ended before it had truly begun. You won't be forgotten.” - Amber J. Boyd

“It really broke my heart watching the news footage of Jonestown survivor Odell Rhodes describing how you were murdered on Nov. 18th, 1978. You fought so hard for your life, refusing to take the deadly potion. I'll never forget you or all the victims of Jonestown. May God bless you as you rest in eternal peace.” - Christopher Garrett