1908 ~ 2010
June Dorothy Beck Wilson, "June Bug," our beloved mother of three, grandmother of 13, great grandmother of 34, and great-great grandmother of two, passed away on May 12, 2010 in Provo, Utah. She was 101 years young. June was the first child born to John and Dorothy Ann Rindfleisch Beck on June 22, 1908 in Salt Lake City. A graduate of Granite High at 16 years of age, June attended the University of Utah, earning her degree in elementary education, and then began teaching elementary school when she was just 18 years old. She continued her teaching
career in Idaho Falls, Idaho and in Sunnyvale, California. Her passion for learning made her a life-long teacher, even when her formal
career in education was over.
She met her husband, Gordon A. Wilson, at the Coconut Grove Hotel in California while on vacation. They married June 1, 1934 and were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple December 14, 1965. They had three wonderful children, Patricia (Reed, deceased) Wood, St. George, Caryll (Dennis) Bateman, Provo, and Allen (Lynn) Wilson, Antelope, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Victor J. Beck, sister Faye B. Hardman and one young grandson, Daniel Wood.
June was a delight to be around and was frequently referred to as "the energizer bunny" or "a walking miracle" because she had such amazing health, a keen mind, and remarkable zest for life, even driving and living independently up until this January.
In high school June became an accomplished ballet dancer, performing solo on the Salt Lake Theater stage, and continued as a dancer at the University of Utah. June surrounded herself with flowers and beauty. Because of this love she organized the Idaho Falls Flower and Garden Club. She was President of the Idaho Falls Jaycettes, and won more than a few trophies, in her day, on the golf course.
June had a very strong testimony of, and desire to serve in, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among other things, she served as a stake missionary in Palo Alto, CA, and as a full-time missionary in Anaheim, Ca. with her husband. In addition, she was a temple worker for many years and a family genealogist. She loved the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon.
Her greatest love was her family. She diligently strove to instill in them a desire to live righteously, to love the Lord and to love one another. She accomplished most of this through her sterling example. Her greatest desire was to have all her family be "together forever."
The family extends our deepest gratitude to the many individuals who gave her tender, loving care in her hours of need.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Sharon East Stake Center, 1060 East 2400 North, Provo. A viewing will be held at the stake center from 9:30-10:45 a.m. just prior to the services.
Those wishing to donate to a charity in June's name are invited to give to the General Missionary Fund of the LDS Church: Missionary Fund, in remembrance of June Wilson, P.O. Box 27188, Provo, UT 84602-7188. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.