Friday, December 16, 2011


My daddy's terrific wife, June Claunch, passed away on the 14th. My dad was with her holding one hand and her daughter was holding the other. Her parents and sister and other family members were there as well. This New Year's Eve would have only been their third anniversary. June always told me she would take good care of Daddy. She was hoping for even a few good years with him. We all never dreamed she would precede him in death. She had lung cancer that had spread through out her body. The kids loved her and called her Grandma June which was really a bit ironic for she was not at all grandma-ish! She was actually younger than Paul and had his mom's birthday. He teased when we found that out and said "my two moms have the same birthday" :) We are all terribly sad to have lost her at only 51 years of age. She was a little like a big sister to me and bought me whatever stylish pieces of clothing I own. She always looked like a million bucks. She was kind and thoughtful and we loved eating all the goodies around the house at Christmas time when they were here. She always laughed and said "muffin tops" referring to how she was going to look after all that eating! I am so thankful to have had her in my life. We received a package in the mail yesterday that she had addressed. It was a Christmas gift, a beauitful canvas framed picture of our family at their wedding in 08. She had even written on the Christmas tree tag, "Merry Christmas Tammy and Paul from Dad and June". I will always treasure that gift and the gift June was to our family. June loved the Lord so we know we will see her again. Even though we will miss her dearly we know she's going to have a wonderful Christmas in Heaven with Jesus and her son, Earnest, who died ten years ago of cancer when he was only 11. We love you June!!!

Below are some pictures of some wonderful memories with June.
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