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Carol Junie "Junie" Holmes

July 25, 1939April 30, 2014
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Carol “Junie” June Holmes (1939 - 2014)

Carol “Junie” June Holmes, 74, was gathered up by the angels the morning of Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at home. She was born in Yuma, AZ July 25, 1939 to John Guy and Manda Jane Williams. Junie was a graduate of Yuma High School, class of 1957. For years Junie drove the big bright yellow school bus and was transportation coordinator for Crane School until her retirement. Later she continued to drive, a tour bus for Buffalo Bus Tours. She was an excellent driver including a back seat driver. A fishing and hunting license made her the happiest, as she loved those most. Along with her children, grandkids and great-grandkids, she was an excellent cook. She is survived by her children, Billy Guy and Janilee (Ronnie Shaddy) Holmes Shaddy; grandkids, Justin Shaddy, Jennifer (Rudy) Maikis all of Yuma, Jessica (Ruben) Mendez of Tucson; great-grandkids, Junie Hayden, Tristen and Trey all of whom she lived for. Also survived by brother, Burnis Williams of Somerton; sisters, Madelyn Cliff and Betty Jo Hotka of Yuma. Those that went before her were many but a few were John Guy and Manda Jane Williams and her husband Carl Holmes. A special thanks to Hospice Compasses, Michelle and Peggy, Lisa, Linda, Martha, Lupita, Concha and Javier. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at noon at Johnson Mortuary 1415 S 1st Ave Yuma AZ. Reception following at 4480 W 8th St in Yuma, AZ.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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Carol Junie "Junie" Holmes

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Barbara (Duran) Gill

May 9, 2014

Ahhh Billy I'm so sorry, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God Bless.

Marilyn DeForest & Wanda Rautenberg

May 8, 2014

Well Junie I don't know what we can add,because everyone before us has said it all !! And of course its every bit true! everyone loved you ! You were the kindest sweetest and funniest friend! I haven't seen you in years and I don't know the last time my sister Wanda (Powell) Rautenberg has been, but u have never been forgotten and u never will! We love u Junie! May God comfort your Family during this time! Memories oh Memories!!!

Rhonda LaRose

May 8, 2014

Billy and Janilee, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Jane and Chuck Johnson

May 7, 2014

Janilee and Billy,
I always think of your mom when I think back on the Crane Barbeque and all of her hard work and of course those wonderful "refreshments" she shared. She was always my roomie when we had those "team retreats" back in the day. I will always remember her laugh, her sense of humor and her love for the children who rode the busses for all those years. We will miss her.

sherry

May 7, 2014

Today is our day to show the love you shared with all who knew Junie

Bobbie Sieloff

May 5, 2014

Janilee and family- May you find strength in prayer and good memories to get you thru this difficult time. My fondest memory of Junie was in Nutrioso when she insisted we were going to see Elk and she drove us on every forest road up there and the only Elk we saw on that trip were on the yellow signs! She is now soaring with many angels from Somerton and I can only imagine the conversations!

sherry

May 5, 2014

Janilee, Billy, Jen and Jess, I feel your sadness. I, know what its like to lose a Mother and a Grandmother. It's got to be the hardest. I feel very greatful for all the times I ever had with Junie she was a blast! She will always be a part of me. She was a rock to so many. Love you all, sherry

Diana Bovey

May 5, 2014

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance and sing. They stay in our lives for awhile. They leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same.
Junie left footprints on my heart as well as on the hearts many other teachers and students. She had the wisdom of life's hard knocks and was one of the most honest, caring, and hard working ladies I've ever met. She truly will be missed.
My deepest condolences to her dear family.

Lorra Greene

May 5, 2014

Billy and Janilee, May fond memories of your Mom bring you comfort, even as you face the dark days ahead. May God bless you and keep you in his care, now and in the days to come. Your Mom was a ray of sunshine to us all and we will miss her dearly. Always loved the family get togethers, the stories, the laughs and the love.

May 5, 2014

She gave you llife, you gave her joy....
Diana York, Charlottesville, VA