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In Memory of

June L. Taylor

November 3, 1922 - March 15, 2015

Obituary


June Laura Taylor, 92, of Ooltewah, passed away on March 15, 2015 at Country Haven Retirement Center in Ringgold. June was married to Charles Richard Taylor for 72 years, until he passed away just over a year ago, on February 18, 2014.
June was born on November 3, 1922 in Fresno, California. She spent her childhood and youth in the San Francisco Bay area, living in Albany and Berkeley, and attending Golden Gate Academy. She went to college at Pacific Union College near St. Helena, California, where she met Charles Taylor, who was training...

June Laura Taylor, 92, of Ooltewah, passed away on March 15, 2015 at Country Haven Retirement Center in Ringgold. June was married to Charles Richard Taylor for 72 years, until he passed away just over a year ago, on February 18, 2014.
June was born on November 3, 1922 in Fresno, California. She spent her childhood and youth in the San Francisco Bay area, living in Albany and Berkeley, and attending Golden Gate Academy. She went to college at Pacific Union College near St. Helena, California, where she met Charles Taylor, who was training her to replace him as the Spanish teacher's assistant, because she got such good grades in Spanish. They fell in love, and married on August 20, 1942. Charles became a Seventh-day Adventist minister, and June had many adventures in Cuba and Mexico where Charles was a teacher, youth leader, and president of a college. June became a librarian and teacher, and was always the gracious minister's wife. From 1967 to 1975, June and Charles lived in Miami, Florida, where Charles was head of education for the Inter-American Division, and June worked as an administrative assistant and later editor of the division paper, The Messenger. In 1975 they moved to the Washington, DC area where Charles eventually became leader of the Education Department for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. June worked as an administrative assistant for Vice President, Alf Lohne, and, when he retired, performed other duties in the presidential division.
June was a great hostess and always opened her home to her children's friends, her husband's colleagues, her neighbors, and anyone who needed a listening ear or a good meal.
June and Charles officially retired in 1988, even though they continued to do some part-time work for a time, and were very active in their church. Their family have many fond memories of visiting in their home on Pitcairn Place, in Burtonsville, Maryland. June and Charles moved to Ooltewah, Tennessee in 2006, where their family enjoyed spending many special times together at Collier Place. In July of 2013, due to June's stroke, she moved to Country Haven Retirement Center, where she was lovingly cared for by Jonathan and Rosalie Stockil and their family and staff.
June was a sweet, gentle and gracious lady, and will be very much missed by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. She is survived by her son David Taylor and his wife Ann; her daughters Donna Evans and Myrna Taylor; her grandson David Taylor Jr., his wife Bobbi, and their son, Bradley; her granddaughter Laura Evans, her husband Ehren Ngo, and their son Ethan; her dear friends Elvira Bressanin and Hans and Trudy Schaer, who became part of the family.
June's memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 in the Valley View Chapel with Pastor David Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Collegedale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Country Haven Retirement Center where June was so lovingly cared for the last couple of years. Contact information is Jonathan and Rosalie Stockil, Country Haven Retirement Center, 120 Country Haven Lane, Ringgold, GA 30736.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015 before the service at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway. Please share your memories online at: ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com