June Ettie (Wood) Gomes passed away peacefully on Oct. 30, 2012, at her daughter's home in Redding, Calif., after a lengthy illness.
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June was born May 15, 1930, as a British citizen in British colonial Calcutta, India to Terrence Sidney Wood and Sheila Gertrude (McCleavy) Wood. She was one of eight children.
When she was 16, she met Glenn Gomes who at the time was a radio operator with the Army Air Corps stationed in Calcutta. When Glenn returned to the States, he sent for June and they were married on June 25, 1947, in Hayward, Calif. With the exception of one sister she saw 40 years later, June never saw any of her family again.
June and Glenn spent the first of their 59 years of marriage in Hayward where their daughter Janet was born. Later, they moved to Lucerne, Calif., where daughters Carol and Cheryl were born. In 1968 they moved to Tulelake where Glenn and June raised their family and lived out the remainder of their years.
June worked at various potato sheds in Tulelake, but she was first and foremost a homemaker and mother, and in her later years, grandmother to granddaughter Kelly and grandson Zachary. She kept a beautiful and spotless home, was a wonderful cook, and was a selfless mother and grandmother who put her children ahead of everything else. Everyone who ever met June instantly knew she was a sweet and loving person.
June is preceded in death by her husband Glenn. She is survived by her daughter Janet John of Tulelake, daughter Cheryl Gomes of Redding, daughter Carol and son-in-law Jay Jackson, as well as grandchildren Kelly and Zachary Jackson all of Redding.
A private inurnment was held at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Merrill, Ore. The family wishes to thank everyone for their kind words and support.
Published in Herald And News on Nov. 11, 2012