June Hanover (1924 - 2013)

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June "Casey" Hanover, the loving mother of our 2 children: daughter Vicky (Hanover) Trumbo, and son William (Bill) Hanover; and the major inspiration in my (Leo's) life, my beautiful loving Bride for over 64 yearsdeparted for her journey to Heaven on January 24, 2013. My Bride began her journey on earth June 19, 1924; the daughter of Bessie (Kline) Case, a devoted teacher, and Jay Case, a progressive farmer,a few miles from Sturgis Michigan. Graduating from Sturgis High School, she became one of the patriotic women supporting our World War II troops by working in an Elkhart, Indiana factory manufacturing gyroscopes for military aircraft. Wanting to do more for our troops, and drawing on the wisdom from Psalm 25:4, "SHOW ME YOUR WAYS, O LORD; TEACH ME YOUR PATHS", June joined the Army Nurses Corps training to become a Registered Nurse. Successfully completing her 3- year course as World War II ended, June began practicing her nursing skills in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It was there that God maneuvered my introduction to my Bride. Later, with 2-children, she put me through college by working at Purdue University Health Center. June's nursing career at Loretta Heights College in Denver, Colorado gave her many fond memories. It was during these journeys that June taught our children the life and love of Jesus, acquired a wonderful Son-in-Law, David Trumbo, two beautiful grand daughters, Pamela and Nicole, and 2-lively great grand children, sweethearts Silver and Madeline. June enjoyed cooking new and delectable foods. She was an avid recipe collector as evidenced by several overflowing files and books. Her love of sewing was equally as great, and she was an expert at embroidery. Square Dancing provided many hours of enjoyment and led to new and dear friends from all over the United States, Canada and Germany-she swung her Partner (me) and hugged her Corners as we danced in the Denver, Colorado area, Arizona, California and Washington States. All of her life, June was an avid Christian-never faltering in her faith. In the final years of her earthly journey, June thoroughly enjoyed our new friends, including the Pastors, at Broomfield United Methodist Church-she was there the last Sunday of her life. Oh how she enjoyed the Ladies Book Club, spending hours reading as she braved the pain from the ravages of cancer that ended her journey here on earth. Those are just a few of the cherished memories that I have of June - my Bride. I know she loved us all just as we loved her. But, her greatest love was for Jesus and now she is with Him, and They will welcome us Home. God truly blessed us with her life! The string instrument group SphereEnsemble and Ike Elliott will assist in the memorial, celebrating June's journeys at the Broomfield United Methodist Church, 545 W. 10th. Ave., Broomfield, at 10:30 am. Saturday, February 16, 2013. No flowers please - consider donating to FISH or in June's memory.
Published in Denver Post on Feb. 3, 2013
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