This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, June Fay Russell. June was born on February 29, 1952 (Leap Day), and passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020, at the age of 68.

We hope that this website will allow all of us, her family and friends, to share our memories and thoughts about June, to grieve her passing, and to celebrate her incredible life.

Please feel free to leave a tribute to June, to share a story about her, to post pictures or videos, and to enjoy the memories contributed by others. This page is a permanent tribute to June, so please feel comfortable contributing whenever you are ready (there is no rush).

A private wake will be held on January 5, 2021. All are welcome to pay their respects to June at a graveside service on January 7, 2021 at 11 am at Forestdale Cemetery at 304 Cabot Street in Holyoke. We request that everyone wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in June's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital (
Posted by Susan Gouin on December 20, 2021
My Auntie June was a wonderful person. She was always smiling and full of love. I miss her dearly. And I know that she helped my Sister up to the gates of heaven when her calling came March 8, 2021.
My Sister, Nancy Loved you Auntie June and my family knows that you were there for her to hold her hand and comfort her in her time of need.
We All miss you Both so much. Nothing is the same. ....til we all meet again.
Posted by Joann Tucker on May 19, 2021
Jim and family...I am so sorry for the hearing of June"s passing. I just learned of it on the internet. I grew up with her and her family. I am still so upset and crying over the news. We go way back. I just wish we kept in touch more after we all got married and went our separate ways. We were so close. She was an angel from the day we met. My heart is broken but I'm sure not as much as yours. I will keep you and your family in my prayers every night I talk to June from my heart. Never forget the good times at the stables...Love, Joann
Posted by Maureen Corrow on January 12, 2021
June was one in a million She could be so funny so caring so full of love for all her siblings and husband Jim She was the glue of the family Her grandchildren were so loved by her Her children were her life My Heart goes out to all of you
Posted by Devan Bonahoom on January 7, 2021
I remember meeting June at a NYE party at Scott & Angela’s. She was lovely & I remember the girls being so happy to have her there. It’s so heartwarming to read all the stories & see the pictures everyone has shared. Sending lots of love & prayers to you all. It’s hard for those left behind, but I know she’s watching over all of you and she’s at peace now.
Posted by Melissa Hancock on January 5, 2021
I have so many memories of Auntie June that I will remember forever. She was the best Auntie to all of us kids. She treated everyone the same with so much care and love. She was always so excited to see us when she came to Georgia. She gave the best hugs! I'll always remember all the laughing and talking we did, most of the time with Auntie Fay too. She always wanted everyone to be comfortable and happy. She was constantly cleaning up and helping my mom cook. From the pool to the cookouts, card games, going to play bingo, it was always so fun. I loved
watching her do her makeup and her hair at my mom's table. She always looked nice and smelled good! Alexis and Austin adored her just as much. They would laugh and laugh with her and loved listening to all her stories. They loved the way she talked, often asking her to repeat certain words so they could laugh even more! We love you Auntie June and will forever miss you until we see you again ❤
Posted by Frederick Stirton on January 4, 2021
June is my ‘grandma Russell’. She was always so kind and caring to my brother and I and always treated us as her grand sons not her step grandsons. Her hugs were the best. I remember celebrating many Christmas’s at her home in agawam in the winters and swimming in the pool in the summers. When she would come to our house I remember my brother and her always having long talks on the front porch. My brother would always say how cool she was. She was the coolest, kindest, most loving person and grandmother. She will be forever missed and in my heart and thoughts. One thing I know for sure is that her and Robert are back to having those long talks, just thinking of that brings a smile to my face as big as her welcoming smile always was.
             With love and deep condolences,
Posted by Lillian Fedora on January 4, 2021
My longtime friend of 60+years is now at peace and deeply missed. We had many great memories over the years from playing in puddles, making mud pies, going horseback riding and meeting our future husbands thanks to Deveno Stables. I remember my first cucumber sandwich at her house on Ludger Avenue, wierd suggestion, but tasted delicious. We lived in different towns after we both married but stayed in contact with our yearly Christmas cards. Life gets busy with kids and work but friends are forever and never forgotten. We both love you and miss you. Love Lil & Mike xx
Posted by Alyne Santos on January 3, 2021
I only met her one time, but was a pleasure; she was so sweet and transmitted peace and good energy and I am glad that I got to met June before she went to the another side. I am sure she is resting in peace without pain, and she is very comfortable and happy now. Love, Alyne
Posted by Elizabeth Heiney on January 3, 2021
June was never known to me as anything more than Meme Russell. I may not have been related to her by blood, but whenever I was in her company she never made me feel like anything less than family.
Many highlights of my childhood were with my cousin, Caitlyn at Meme and Papa Russell's house in Agawam where we played games and looked at the ladybugs. She told the best jokes, gave the best hugs and had the loudest laugh in the room. Heaven has truly gained a treasure. Meme Russell will be dearly missed and never forgotten.
Sending prayers to Papa Russell, and the rest of the Russell family in this difficult time.
With love and sincerest condolences, Elizabeth
Posted by Michele Eliason on January 2, 2021
Auntie June, I wanted to tell you once again how I admire your strength over the years and to thank you for showing us that no matter what you go through in life you can still be happy and make the most of the days you’ve been given.
I’ll always remember you laughing, smiling and being so excited to us kids. (I don’t know why because we were all brats! )
Your house is where so many reunions were held, tag sales, many days we spent playing in the woods behind the house and the pool where you and Uncle Mel swore you wouldn’t put us under but you did everytime!! My memories of you will always be happy ones Auntie June. You will be missed by everyone who knew you. 
And I will never forget that infamous “letter” I wrote way back when. I can still remember sitting there discussing it with you!!! 
I love you very much. I’m sure you are dancing in heaven with your brand new body!! No more hurting Auntie June. It’s now your time to be free. ♥️♥️
Posted by Collette Casey on January 1, 2021
Uncle Jimmy, Jim, Scott, Tim and families.

Where do I even begin? There is nothing I could say, that hasn't been said, I have been thinking of you all and praying that Auntie June is at peace. I have so many memories of her and all of you, and it is impossible to choose which is my favorite.  I will forever cherish having had her in my life and that she always welcomed me with a hug and kiss, and a huge smile. She loved unconditionally and greatly. She will be missed, but never forgotten.  I love you all.
Posted by Alison Lingley on December 31, 2020
To put a memory to you is a tough one. All of my childhood memories include you. You were such a huge part of my everyday life. My second mom, second home. Before and after school, trips to the beach, BBQ's every weekend, swimming, playing card games at the table. The smell of fresh baked bread or anything you were making. All your crafts and baking.. Giving me a Shirley Temple perm when I was like 7. Watching you do your hair and make up with your big mirror and curling iron at the table. You blaring your country music - Dolly Parton. Your inventive ways to punish us when we got on your last nerve... like holding hands at the end of the driveway with whoever we were arguing with. 
But, when I think of you, I think of walking into your kitchen, smelling coffee and being greeted by your awesome smile and welcoming face.
To put feelings into words of what your life was to me just can't be done. And as the tears flow down my face as I write this, the only comfort is knowing you are no longer in pain, no longer suffering. You wil never be forgotten and always be missed. Love you Auntie June. Til we one day meet again.
Posted by Sarah Walch on December 30, 2020
June was my niece's beloved Meme. She would come down to Texas and treat us like family. One day last year I came upon her in the guest house at Angie and Scott's. She had some music on and was working on something at the kitchen table. It was so peaceful... just like my Grandma. Welcoming and cozy and all those wonderful qualities that make for very special memories. She will be much missed. She was very sweet to all of us since the first time we met 17 years ago. Lots of love and prayers for the family.
Posted by Judy Pasterczyk on December 30, 2020
To my sweet sister. I will always cherish the good times we had and the laughter we shared.I will miss our daily talks every morning whether we were gonna see each other that day.Sometimes we would talk for a couple of hours and not realize it .Jim would go somewhere and we would laugh cause we were both still in our robes and still on the phone when he got home. Also when I was having bad days after Eddie passed I could call you and you would always listen no matter what time it was .You were my rock. I will miss and love you forever .
Posted by Debra Deveno on December 30, 2020
Dear Jimmy and family, I remember June from our stable. June was such a good person, it was easy to see that right from the start. We were lucky to know her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

much love,
Debbie D.
Posted by George Russell on December 30, 2020
June was a special lady, great sister-in-law, best friend to Peggy and myself. She was a kind giving lady with a great smile always glad to see us when we stopped in for coffee. Rarely did you play a game of cards and not get a cup of coffee with a homemade goodie to go with it. She'll be missed forever.
Posted by Scott Russell on December 30, 2020
From John and Linda Walch, Scott's in-laws:

June will be missed by our family in Texas. What a great lady!

She brought joy, love, and laughter to all as she shared her gifts of cooking, baking, storytelling, card playing, and also creative role-playing with her granddaughters. We talked on the phone one day this summer about enjoying the granddaughters even though we couldn't be with them. She shared how she had ordered food over the phone from Johanna's imaginary restaurant that morning and that it totaled $12. The next week I found out she had sent Johanna the $12 in the mail. What a great grandma!!

We were able to share many happy times with Scott and Angela, Clara, Lydia, and Johanna because she and Jim made the trips to Texas even though she was often experiencing pain and discomfort at the time. June, thank you for sharing your time with us and for the love you have shown our family. We admire your strength and your true giving spirit. We will miss you and will cherish the memories of those great times. May God bless you.

All our love,
John and Linda Walch
Posted by Samantha Pasterczyk on December 30, 2020
Auntie June your memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part! God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts! Love Always, Tom and Samantha Pasterczyk
Posted by Mark Gouin on December 30, 2020
Uncle Jim reading your message was very touching. What a beautiful love story you and Auntie June lived and shared. I will miss her infectious smile and the way her presence lit up a room. I have very fond memories of her and will never forget them. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. We love you very much.
Posted by Laura Hafner on December 30, 2020
My Dearest Auntie June,

Please say hello to my Momma and Gage. I’m sure they’re there welcoming you with love.

Thank you for making me feel special and loved. Being a teen is hard and you made it easier for me. You took me to get my ears pierced! A girl never forgets that.

I wished I wasn’t across the country, wish I’d spent more time. I love you and miss you Auntie June.
Posted by Mary Ellen Riley on December 29, 2020
I’m so shocked by this news. June and I met when we were about 5years old. I lived on Ludger Ave about six houses away. We remained very close until high school age. She went off to Chicopee Comp and I went off to Holy Name High School. We stayed in touch off and on over the years. We reconnected in November 2019 and the Covid hit so no more travel. I was in and out of Massachusetts often after I moved to Oregon.

My prayers go out to her husband Jim, her sons and all of her family.
Posted by Scott Russell on December 29, 2020
From Dale Miller, dear friend and neighbor:

Friend: a person whom you like and trust; who likes and trust you in return.

June was so much more than that to me. We were friends from the first day we met, and we never looked back. Here we are some forty odd years later, and friend doesn’t fit anymore. We are so much more than just friends.

It’s difficult to find the right words to share with you on how much I cared about June. There is this huge hole in my heart, and all the right words seem to be tied to June’s heart from mine. The words are missing at the moment, but I know they’ll return with all the fond memories I have of her. Only time is needed.

We didn’t always agree on everything, but that never interfered with our respect for each other and/or our friendship. June was my coffee mate. She’d call, or I would ask if the coffee water was hot. It always was. We’d start talking and soon realize it was suppertime. She would run home and start cooking. She would come back the next day, and we’d start right where we left off. I’m sure going to miss our coffee breaks.

June and Jim are the comfortable people. No matter what was happening, when you entered their home you always felt comfortable, welcomed, relaxed and loved. Think of slipping into your most loved pair of slippers and going ah! That’s how it always felt upon entering and leaving their home.

June was a worrier! She worried about everything and everybody before herself. She would spend hours fixing her hair and makeup. She worried if she was a good wife, mom, friend, neighbor and grandma. If friends or family were coming to dinner, she worried if she had cooked enough food. “Did it taste okay?” she would ask. Of course, it always did; she cooked it, didn’t she?
She worried about the house being clean. I wonder how many of us washed our windows twice a year. How many of us cleaned our ceilings with a damn toothbrush, or scrubbed a floor with a toothbrush.

Throughout the years, June persevered through so many physical hardships. Very seldom, if ever, did you hear her say she couldn’t do something. She always found the strength to carry on, putting me to shame for sure. If June was in pain, I listened carefully because she seldom gave in to pain, and I knew it meant she was in trouble always. We know now that she is not in pain, and she would want us to carry on as she has always doneand, we will.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Russell family, siblings and friends. May you always smile when you think of a very dear friend because that is exactly what she would want you to do. 

Love, Dale

December 29, 2020

Posted by Scott Russell on December 29, 2020
From Charlie Miller, dear friend and neighbor:

June had many skills that we will all miss. She was a well-qualified housekeeper and cook. She had a wealth of knowledge of cleaning aids to maintain a spotless home. Whenever we had a question concerning what to use to clean something, June always had a suggestion. When we tried it, it always worked well and completed the job quickly with little labor. As for household cooking, she was an expert. Whenever, we needed helpful advice with a cooking problem, June’s suggestions were applied and worked really well. 
With love, Charlie
Posted by lois heath on December 29, 2020
My sister was the most genuine,caring,loving person i knew.When my mom passed she was there for me and never judged.
We laughed and cried together so many times. Jim was her best friend, the love they shared was so amazing .Her family and friends were her life and she showed it everyday.I can't imagine my life without you.
I love you
Posted by Caitlyn Russell on December 29, 2020

I can’t believe you’re gone! It came as a shock to all of us! I am so grateful that I was able to have such a strong bond with the best grandma in the world. You were always there for me whenever I needed you. You were one of my best friends. We have so many memories together that I will NEVER EVER forget! Like the family picnics, playing rummy all day, and tag sailing together. I always loved coming over and spending the night or the weekend at your house. Thank you for all the fun times at your house

I am sad that you are gone, but I am beyond happy that you are out of pain and no longer suffering! Don’t worry, I will look after Poppop for you!

Rest In Peace meme, and I’ll see you again someday! I love you and miss you soooo much!
Posted by Susan Gouin on December 28, 2020
Auntie June,
We will miss you dearly. You were a kind and giving person. I will remember you as always smiling and happy. You gave us a wonderful Uncle who we love dearly. Rest in Peace my Wonderful Aunt June.
Posted by Cynthia Russell on December 28, 2020
In 1997, I gained the most wonderful Mother-in-law when she welcomed me and my two sons into her family. We cooked together, we baked together, we shared recipes. We cried together and we laughed together. We played cribbage together. We vacationed together. We loved together. She was the best grandmother to our three children anyone could ask God for. On December 25th, I lost my amazing mother-in-law. I love and miss you June. We will be together again one day.
Posted by Mike Russell on December 28, 2020
Aunty June you were always the best in the world. To many memories come to mind. My heart is broken and heavy. Aunty June you will be missed deeply
Posted by Jim Russell on December 28, 2020
My June, my love, my life, we spent over fifty years together and what I wouldn’t give to do It all again. You’ve been gone three days and already I miss you beyond belief. I have lost my best friend, and my  direction of life. I will try to find it again, but I fear that will be an impossible task. 

The memories you left me with go from before our wedding day to looking across at the empty seat in the car. I remember the day we met vividly. You were riding your horse and I was a trail guide. Your horse began to run away and I was able to get him under control for you. You were fourteen and I was sixteen. Your father didn’t call me your boyfriend (he called me your S@*t Kicker), and I proudly wore that title. From there we went to senior prom and our car rolled over on the turnpike on our way to pick you up. Even with the delay, we made to the prom just a few minutes late. We dated two more years, I proposed and you said yes, the happiest day of my life. The time flew by and our boys were born, waiting 24 hours for the first, 12 hours for the second, and you telling me not to stop for any red lights for the third. You let me buy a house in Agawam even though we were moving far away from your mother. You mildly complained for about 10 years and adapted to our new way of life in the country. Twenty-five years of marriage pass and your sons put on a beautiful party. I have to say that there were some pretty tough times through the years. You endured several back surgeries, shoulder replacements, hip replacements and a knee replacement. Through all of that I still could not get you to rest. You would worry more about other people's aches and pain more than your own. You always put yourself second after the pain of others. Everyone commented about your caring attitude, how you were always there for them. Now that fifty years have passed, you were still in pain. I believe God has seen your pain and took you on Christmas Day to show the world your selfless and endless love.

Thank you for the life you gave to me. We will be together again someday.

With all my love.

Posted by Lori Dyer on December 28, 2020
15 years ago we were blessed to meet our neighbors whom became family to us. June was always an amazingly positive, thoughtful, and funny person. We were so blessed to have been fortunate enough to have her in our lives. When we see a butterfly it will remind us that her spirit is always with Jim, the boys, her beautiful grandchildren, and all of us who loved her so dearly. We will always make sure Jim is taken care of with good food as you did. ❤
Forever in our hearts we extend our deepest sympathy to The Russell family, her siblings, and her extended family. With love The Dyer family. Mark, Lori & the boys.
Posted by Avis Griffin on December 28, 2020
My beautiful sister! I don’t know what I’m going to do without you! When mom passed away we knew that you would be the one to keep our large family together. Even though I lived so far away, you made sure I knew everything! I will miss our beach trips every May for the past 30 years, and all of our great times together! My ❤️ Is so broken, but I know you are in a better place! Until we meet again, I know you will be watching over us! I love you so much!❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Sandy Nadeau on December 28, 2020
June was such a Special person, So warm and Loving. Mark and I will miss her very much. My Condolences to Jim and Family and all who Loved her!
Posted by Laura Magagnoli on December 28, 2020
Auntie were always a favorite of mine! No matter how long it had been, you always met me with a smile and a hug. I love you and I feel so thankful to have known you! You will be missed.
Posted by Malerie Pasterczyk on December 28, 2020
Auntie June,

You are loved very much and you will be dearly missed. Rest in peace.
Posted by alicia vieau on December 28, 2020
Auntie June,

I have never felt true heart-break until the day you left us. Darkness shadows my world because you were the light of mine, and so many others lives. No matter the pain you bared, you always worried and cared about everyone. You were a giver. You loved to bake, decorate cakes, decorate for the kids, garden, swim, laugh and share your deep emotions. You were born on the miracle day - leap day, and passed on Christmas. No other day seems honorable enough for an amazing, pure, and genuine soul to meet God. I am honored to be your God daughter, and honored to have had such an incredible bond with a rare soul. I know on the morning of your passing, you came to me in my dream, and told me you feel better now. I know you knew I needed this to be able to move forward with my life and have hope to see you again. You took the time to do this, to check on me, like you always did throughout my life. You have been more than a blessing for me, and our family. I have always loved our family gatherings because you were the glue that held us together and made events magical. All I wanted was to spend Christmas with you and Unk this year, but I know God had bigger and better plans for you to be one of his angels on Christmas day. You are one of the most amazing beings I will ever know, and I know I will see you again. I love you so much Auntie June, and I will always cherish our memories.   
Posted by Fay Dandurand on December 28, 2020
My Sister-My Best Friend I cannot imagine my life without June. We did not do much without each other, we loved cake decorating together, doing crafts, baking, cooking, it was like we couldn’t do these things without each other. I will miss her so much, but she will forever be in my ❤️
Posted by Judith Dailey on December 28, 2020
June was so special. My sister Dale and her husband Charlie were their neighbors for many years. I often shared special events for the Miller family with June and Jim. My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. She will live on in all of the memories she created in everyone’s hearts. God bless you.
Posted by Scott Russell on December 28, 2020
Meme was the best person. Forever she has been there for everyone and that made her special. Meme brought joy and happiness to anyone she met. When she came to Texas me and my sisters would race to the guest house and be greeted by meme's smiling face and she would give us what we called after school snacks which were candy and she would ask us about our day at school as we ate. I would give anything to have her back bit I know she is in heaven with her family. And I owe half to her for making me who I am now . Lydia age 8
Posted by Scott Russell on December 27, 2020
My dad said it is a honor to pass on Christmas and I agree. My dad and I belive that this is a honor saved for the best of people and no one deserved that more than meme. I think that meme's favorite day was Christmas and now I know that the best kindest people pass on the day that means the most. By Lydia

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Posted by Susan Gouin on December 20, 2021
My Auntie June was a wonderful person. She was always smiling and full of love. I miss her dearly. And I know that she helped my Sister up to the gates of heaven when her calling came March 8, 2021.
My Sister, Nancy Loved you Auntie June and my family knows that you were there for her to hold her hand and comfort her in her time of need.
We All miss you Both so much. Nothing is the same. ....til we all meet again.
Posted by Joann Tucker on May 19, 2021
Jim and family...I am so sorry for the hearing of June"s passing. I just learned of it on the internet. I grew up with her and her family. I am still so upset and crying over the news. We go way back. I just wish we kept in touch more after we all got married and went our separate ways. We were so close. She was an angel from the day we met. My heart is broken but I'm sure not as much as yours. I will keep you and your family in my prayers every night I talk to June from my heart. Never forget the good times at the stables...Love, Joann
Posted by Maureen Corrow on January 12, 2021
June was one in a million She could be so funny so caring so full of love for all her siblings and husband Jim She was the glue of the family Her grandchildren were so loved by her Her children were her life My Heart goes out to all of you
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June's Obituary

June (Lingley) Russell, 68, of Feeding Hills passed away at home on December 25, 2020. June was born in Holyoke on February 29, 1952 to the late Raymond and Helen (Twarog) Lingley. She graduated from Chicopee Comp. High School in 1970 and retired from her position as the kitchen manager for Holyoke Catholic High School in 2008.

June was the glue of her family - a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother, a dear sister, and a loyal friend. June loved kids and kids loved her - the unhappiest child would smile when June held him in her arms. June was a compassionate person who gave love unconditionally and always put the needs of others above her own. She had a gift for making people feel loved, cared for, and supported. She had an adventurous and fun-loving spirit, and made others laugh with her great sense of humor. She was a talented cook, baker and cake decorator, and a gracious hostess who made everyone feel like part of her family.

June will be missed by all who knew her, including her beloved husband of 50 years, Jim; her sons, Jim Jr., Scott and Tim; her daughters-in-law, Cynthia, Angela and Jenn; her siblings, Kathy Gouin (and her husband Robert), Melvin Lingley (and his partner Lois DePalo), Judy Pasterczyk, Fay Dandurand (and her husband Dave), Avis Griffin (and her husband Jim), Lois Heath (and her husband Tom) and Chun (Squirt) Lingley; her grandchildren, Caitlyn, Alyssa, Ainsley, Clara, Lydia, and Johanna Russell, and Derick Stirton (and his wife Alyne); and many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by family members Allan Lingley, Vincent Lingley (and his wife Doris), Edwin Pasterczyk, and Robert Stirton.

A private wake will be held on January 5, 2021. All are welcome to pay their respects to June at a graveside service on January 7, 2021 at 11 am at Forestdale Cemetery at 304 Cabot Street in Holyoke. We request that everyone wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.

Share stories, memories and tributes at In lieu of flowers, please make donations in June’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
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Shared by Jim Russell on December 18, 2021
Well it has been nearly a year. I still miss you every day. The pain has subsided a bit, but there are good memories all around me. They exist in your granddaughters eyes, your sons mannerisms, and your legacy you left behind.
 This spring when the snow melted and as I went out to check the mail I walked past the flower bed near the lamp post. I "sensed" you telling me to get the marigolds planted.  So off to the farm I went to get them.
 Your plants in the family room that have been there for as long as I can remember get watered every week and are doing well. There is that "sense" again because you know it isn't me I have never watered them before. 
 I feel you telling me to keep the house as neat as I can which I try to do, but nowhere as good as you did. You set the bar pretty high. You knew better than anyone that I am certainly not perfect when it comes to keeping things clean.
 When I end up playing a game of cards it doesn't matter what game, the conversation always turns to you and what you would do if you were playing. You remember things like MeMe says don't smile until the end cause you know what can happen. Maybe something like Jim would you please give me some cards I can play with. Again all good memories.
 I guess the only other thing I can say is I am not alone. The people around me that you know all say they miss you so much. Please don't worry about me our friends and family are taking pretty good care of me. Just remember that although you are not here physically you are still love and missed by everyone.
 I love you and miss you every day.
 P.S. Lets keep those senses flowing. When I first wrote that I lost my direction in life, it wasn't exactly true those senses keep coming back.


Christmas gift

Shared by Jim Russell on January 19, 2021
 So its a few days before Christmas and June was starting to panic over things she didn't buy yet. She was looking for a gift for my ten year old granddaughter Ainsley. The gift she wanted were Christmas pajamas. I believe that was one of the things on her list. After searching Amazon and any other site for hours she finally found a pair. Jim look at these do you think Ainsley would like these? I looked over and as guys do with girls clothing and said they look great. I received the pajamas the day after Christmas and as I looked at the package I read the word maternity. The front of the pajamas read Mama Bear. This would have given June a little chuckle no maybe a hardy laugh, Just another smile she brought to my face.

P.s. Don't tell Ainsley I haven't given them to her yet.

She made you feel loved.

Shared by Alexandra Heiney on January 5, 2021
June was one of those people that make you feel loved without doing anything special. She was this big ❤️ loving and accepting everyone person, with her wonderful sense of humor and kind words for every occasion. I remember waiting for her arrival at Cindy's parties (and not just because she was bringing her delicious pineapple cake), but because she was bringing the ease and laughter, with her funny stories (as something was always happening at her million-relatives side of the family, or her and Jim just came back from their travel, etc). I will miss you June! Thank you for welcoming and accepting me into your extended family. Till we meet (and laugh) again...