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June U Ruthven

May 26, 1922July 3, 2020

June U Ruthven was born on May 26, 1922 and passed away on July 3, 2020 in Colton, California and is under the care of Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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Joanne Brooks

July 17, 2020

Dear June.
I first met June when she joined my Butterfly Bereavement group.
We all loved her and her contagious laugh and interesting stories.Alwsys positive and a joy.
We enjoyed many card games at her home .She loved Marie Callender pies.Shed watch for a sale and buy several varieties.
Slice them and freeze them individuallly,we could always choose our favorite after one of her stir fry dinners.
I was fortunate to visit Herat her cute home in KY.Thanks to Diane and Bill for giving me this unforgettable opportunity.
Rest In Peace my sweet friend.
Love and prayers to her family.

Joe Amaral

July 14, 2020

I will always remember the efforts that my Grandmother made to be a part of my life, and believe me it wasn’t always easy. I spent several formative years on a farm in rural Kentucky, where despite the vast open spaces the world always seemed so small with limited opportunity. My Grandma opened my eyes to the vastness of the world and its possibilities through her larger than life stories of travel and people she encountered. I am particularly thankful of the time her and Grandpa John drove the motor home all the way from California to Kentucky to take me to see the monuments and battlefields of the East Coast to include our Nation’s Capital, continuing to open my eyes to the opportunities of the future. That trip included a visit to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and a fortuitous encounter with Senator/Astronaut John Glenn in a Capital elevator (that I don’t think we were supposed to be in). That trip quite literally changed the path of my life. She always believed in me, and more importantly, made me believe I could accomplish anything. Her keen sense of humor was unmatched and that is coming from a pilot…we all ‘think’ we are funny. She met many of my Navy friends that all championed her “coolest Grandmother” and I definitely agreed. I will miss her deeply and will always regret that I can’t tell her one more time how thankful I am to have had her in my life and the dramatic impact she had in shaping the better parts of the man I am today.

Steve Ruthven

July 13, 2020

Some of our fondest memories are camping with June and John in their motor home and spending the evenings playing lively games of “Spite and Malice”. The card game always led to opportunities for one of us to skunk the others and it often was June. She loved to be certain that the game lived up to its name.

Collette and Tom McCabe

July 13, 2020

Lovely, loving June.
She became part of our family when Danielle and Steve were engaged. She was so much fun at Carpinteria Thanksgivings.
An important part of their wedding.
Always remember her daily swimming.
Although, sorry to leave her home, her ability to adapt was
Amazing.

Barbara Clute

July 12, 2020

June had a great sense of humor.
I had the privilege of being June’s neighbor for the last 3 years.
We shared many times reminiscing of days gone bye. She loved telling me stories about her and John and their many adventures thru life.
I Enjoyed trips to Dollywood and had the pleasure of sharing Thanksgiving at Opryland with her 2 grandsons Dan and Joe and her great granddaughter.

Eileen Neamy

July 11, 2020

When my own mom passed away, the next day I received the most beautiful flower arrangement from June. Attached was a personal note about her observations of me and my mom. They were friends and she shared how much I meant to my mom. It was the most meaningful, precious gift I could’ve received.. Her kindness has stayed in my heart ever since that day. I will miss her. So glad we’ll be reunited in God’s Kingdom.

Elaine Evans

July 11, 2020

Juni and I met thru our
business associated boy friends !
The 4 of us took a memorable 2 week vacation in Alaska.
This was in the early 70's.
Yes...no doubt in anyone's mind, the terrific sense of humor and
social abilities of dear Juni!
Our friendship has gone on no matter where she traveled over the
years. On the phone an hour at a time, just laughing about issues!
That weren't always necessarily funny!
When in Alaska the guys let us select what we wanted to do for the
day. June said (adventuress), I would like to go Moose hunting.
And you Elaine.....I would like to find a laundromat with pink
washer's and dryers (pink was in). We went Moose Hunting.
It was a terrific experience. And, when we found the laundromat
there were pink washers and dryers.
I could write a book about us!
There will never be another You, Juni.
I will miss our e-mails and phone calls, FOREVER!
Heartfelt blessings and love my dear, dear, friend!
E.

Daniel Amaral

July 11, 2020

After a whole lifetime of bad decisions. I completed a 1 year inpatient drug rehabilitation program. While most people didn't consider this a very important achievement after graduation Grandma June told me how proud she was of me and she knew it was a difficult thing for me to do. She was always very supportive even coming to visit me while I was there. This really meant alot to me. I love her and miss her so much.

Rebekah Lloyd

July 11, 2020

We were meeting both my grandmas for lunch and as my Grandma Price and I crossed the parking lot ... I looked up to see a Cadillac zooming in and then heard “move out of the way old lady!” yelled from the rolled down window, followed by a loud laugh as she whipped into the handicapped spot ... yep, Grandma June had arrived! She had such a great sense of humor! 😂 I’m smiling thinking about that fun day! Love and miss you Grandma June ♥️

Christine Chapman

July 9, 2020

July, 9, 2020: “She was born in May, her name is June. I welcomed her in July.” I awoke with this in my thoughts today, It made me smile. I love you, Grandma June. You will be missed. Love, Christine

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