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June Gaye Ward-Overton


1929 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
June Gaye Ward-Overton Obituary
JUNE GAYE WARD-OVERTON, 86, died August 13, 2015 due to cancer. June was born 5/16/1929 in Mountain View, Oklahoma to Maude Lee and John Thomas Ward. When June's father found work in Marysville, the family moved to California, where June graduated from high school. June married Charles Boyd Overton, and they had four children before divorcing. June retired from teaching English at 62 from the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District after finishing two Masters degrees and a Ph.D. She then worked as a counselor and then social worker for several organizations including the California Department of Corrections, Parents United, Tri-City Mental Health, Plymouth Village Health Center and the County of San Bernardino Adult Protective Services before retiring again at age 79. June believed in a life of service, volunteering at various churches and organizations including the Janet Goeske Center. June is survived by her sister Oleta Jones and her children Pam Rush, John Overton (Timmi), Lucinda Edmunds (Rollin) and Sarah Overton-Fraser (Dave). June was fortunate to have nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Memorial Services will be 10/3, 11:00 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, 4845 Brockton Ave., Riverside.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 27, 2015
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