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Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

June Harris Krug

October 26, 1945July 14, 2020
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June Harris Krug, 74, my beautiful Mother, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 after a courageous nine month battle with metastatic melanoma. She was a Loving Wife, Mother, Daughter, Mimi, Sister, and selfless friend to so many.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Allan Krug, her mother, Julianne Hefley Harris, her son, Kevin Roderick Krug, and niece Susan Ann Grether. She leaves behind her 93 year old Father, Frank Fowler Harris, II (Betty) of Soddy Daisy, TN, her only child, Andrea Krug Teter (Mike Smiddy), and her beloved grandsons Nathan James Teter and Alexander Dean Teter, of Knoxville. Her step-daugher Kristy Michelle Krug, of Maui, HI, grandchildren Nik Sabin (Danielle), of Maui, and Sophia Sabin (Gabby) of Indio, CA. Her four sisters, Mary Danules (Joe) of Alpharetta, GA, Ginny Manning (James)of Cleveland, TN, Julie Clark of Chattanooga, TN, and Nancy Elliott (Russ) of Ooltewah, TN. Two brothers, Frank Fowler Harris, III (Micki) of Knoxville and Michael Jarnevic (Maria Ibarbia) of Milltown, Montana. She also leaves her Aunt June Stein of Lookout Mtn, TN, her cousins Douglas Stein (Krista), of Lookout Mtn, TN, Taylor Stein (Susan), of Chattanooga, and Ginger Stein McArver of Charlotte, NC. Her Neices, Magi Walker (Grover) of Great Falls, VA, Katie Cash (Dave) of Fresno, CA, and nephew, Peter Krug Grether of Playa Vista, CA.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 26, 1945, June was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1963 and went on to attend the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, where she pledged Alpha Delta Pi. She worked in the insurance industry. Upon her marriage to Jim, they made Knoxville their home.

Her adventures led her to climb Machu Picchu and raft down the Grand Canyon. They took her to South Africa, Central America, and Europe volunteering her time with More To Life. She was on the Steering Committee for many years, where she taught and mentored support groups for self-esteem enhancement and people on purpose. She and her husband enjoyed traveling the world together and often included family with them. The enjoyed vacationing to Hilton Head Island for over 45 years with family and friends. June was a fierce competitor on the tennis court, holding several city titles. She taught scuba diving at UTK and enjoyed many scuba trips to the Caribbean with her husband. She enjoyed gardening, her ladies prayer group, Course In Miracles group, her beloved dogs, and the bird sanctuary she created at her home.

June was a giver. She was a truth teller, thoughtful, strong, loyal, intentional, and inquisitive. She gave her love without condition and always looked for the best in people. Oh my goodness, how she loved to laugh!

Special thanks given to Ella Fortson for her many years of care, love and loyalty. Thank you to Gina Hill, RN, Pastor Nathan, and Nurse Regina of Smoky Mountain Hospice. A heart felt thank you to Father Brett Backus for being there, being present, and being a source of strength and guidance. The family will receive friends at Berry Highland Memorial on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:00pm. A Celebration of June’s Life will begin at 2pm in the Chapel, and a Graveside Service will follow at 3pm in the Berry Highland Memorial cemetery, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37919.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Interment Service

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Reception

    Saturday, July 25, 2020

Memories

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Susan Buhl

July 23, 2020

June’s WORD, her agreement to do or not do something,
was the most sacred and certain I have known in my entire life.

There are many unforgettable experiences of that, during years long ago when we spent a lot of time together.
Those indelible memories kept urging me to do the same.
That is not easy to do, along with a great sense of humor!

In retrospect, she is ever more important,
because few people live as she did.
I miss her terribly now, and I am grateful beyond expression
for her friendship.
We all do influence each other, whether we want to or not.
May we all continue to learn to do that as open-heartedly as June did!


Nik Sabin

July 18, 2020

Mimi , formerly Miss June in my younger days to me was a wonderful inspirational grandmother. I have many fond memories from when I would come to visit, mostly in the Summer. She was just a warm hearted soul with so much love to give. She will be forever missed and loved.

Suzanne Dorton

July 17, 2020

My memories of June Krug include lots of laughter.

Will Kidd

July 17, 2020

June and I careened into each other in Susan Buhl's backyard during an eyes-closed Zen walk, led by Roy as I remember. "Watch where you're going!" she said to me.
I had to process that one a few times...
June was a treasure on the earth., and I'm grateful for all we got to to together!

greg johnson

July 17, 2020

June was a courageous inspiration.

Rick Lacy

July 17, 2020

A beautiful, genuine human being with a heart for others. She is still an inspiration to me. I learned much feom her.

Linda Puckett

July 17, 2020

June was one of the most impactful people of my life and I feel lucky and blessed to have had her as a friend. She was passionate, loving, generous, honest, creative, and authentic in every aspect of her life. She was my mentor in so many ways and I am forever grateful for having had her in my life. My heart is broken and I send my love to all her family. She is truly one in a million whose life made a difference to so many. I love you June.

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