June C. Adams, 97, of Twisp, died on Jan. 10, 2016.
She was born to the late Flora Amiee Monette and Joseph Bouchier on June 5, at a mining camp in Helena, Montana, during 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic.
June graduated from Holy Rosary High School in West Seattle. In 1937 she married the late Lewis Leon Adams in Seattle. A career U.S. Navy family, they transferred around the United States for the first 15 years together before settling in Palo Alto, California, to raise their family of nine children.
June worked at Hewlett Packard Palo Alto until retirement in 1982. Upon retirement, June went to live with her daughter Melissa Larson’s family in Issaquah, Washington. The Larsons, with June, relocated to Twisp in late 1994.
In retirement, June loved to travel, read, play cards and was active in Methow Valley Senior Center activities.
June was a dedicated mother to nine children, loving grandmother to 18, proud great-grandmother of 15, and bewildered that she even had seven great-great-grandchildren.
June is survived by her son, Thomas Adams of Virginia; and daughters Gale Ann Parker of Rexburg, Idaho, Melissa Larson of Twisp, Junie Marie Williams of Houston, Texas, Miriam Francis of Phoenix Arizona, Lou Ann Knox of Tacoma, and Paulette Ann of San Francisco, California. Locally, June is survived by granddaughter Leah Larson Kominak (Gary) and great-grandchildren Andrew, Nina, Peter, Maria, Natalia and Margaret Kominak, all of Twisp.
June’s Christian faith was everything to her. She was an active member of St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Twisp. Her funeral mass was on Jan. 11 at St. Genevieve. Burial was at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Seattle on Jan. 12, close to other family relations.
The family wishes to thank all the staff of Jamie’s Place in Winthrop for their dedication and care that made her last 2 1/2 years of life so comfortable.