June B. Legacy
June 6, 1928 – September 11, 2019
June was born to Hilda and G.G. Batton in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. She married Raymond J. Legacy, Jr. of Fredericksburg and began the life of an Air Force wife. The family moved to Amarillo in 1959.
June’s first job with the Amarillo ISD was at Amarillo High School. When Caprock High opened, she moved there. One of the highlights of that time was the joy she took in serving as sponsor for the cheerleaders. June later became Amarillo’s first female secondary Assistant Principal, first female secondary Principal and finished her career as the AISD’s first female Assistant Superintendent.
Among other awards, June was given the Woman’s Forum’s Distinguished Woman’s Service Award for Education.
June was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, and her daughter, Teresa. She is survived by her son, Don Legacy of Denton, Texas, her daughter, Lynne Mullin, of San Antonio and her brother, Gil Batton, of Mill Creek, Ga.
The Legacy family is grateful for the love and care given June the last few years by the staff at Bader House memory care.
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June B. Legacy
October 4, 2019
Dear Lynne, Don and family
We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ms. June. She was lovely lady and a good friend to our mother, Josefina Sanchez at the Bader House. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
Sylvia Sanchez-Inloes (Jerry)
Tony and Joye Sanchez
September 22, 2019
I always enjoyed visiting with June while at Bader House to see my father. June and I shared many conversations, and sometimes just sat together and held hands. I have thought of her often since my father’s passing in February, and I’m grateful to have met her. My thoughts and prayers are with Lynne and all of June’s family.
Donna Williams Woodard
September 13, 2019
Ms. Legacy was a fairly young Phys Ed teacher when I went to CHS (Class of ‘64). She was very influential with every student. I rode to school with her every day for about nine months, and she never ever complained when I was late to the pick up site. She cared deeply for each of us; she was a fabulous educator. Please feel comforted that she was loved and respected by so many.
September 13, 2019
I loved your mother. She really was special. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I know she will be missed.
September 12, 2019
June Legacy was at Caprock High School when I got there in 1974. She moved up to head principal. I can say that after having 7 different principals that she was in a class of her own. The most fair and honest one I ever worked for. She told it like it was whether that is what you wanted to hear or not. I enjoyed her so much and considered her a friend.
I really enjoyed getting to see her when she came up to Amarillo for Caprock’s 50th Anniversary. She walked up to all of us and knew everyone of us calling us by name. Seeing her was the best thing at the Anniversary . All the principals that followed after her were so excited to meet her.
Your Mom was a blessing to many students, teachers, and parents.
Thank you for sharing her with us. Amarillo and Caprock had a keeper. She was one in a million.