Edna June Weatherbee, 85, of Amarillo died on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. with Reverend Bob Miller of South Georgia Baptist Church officiating. Eulogy to be delivered by grandson, Monty Craig. Burial will follow at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
June was born on October 17, 1926 to Howard and Mildred Richmond in Marion, Kansas. After graduating high school, June moved to Wichita, Kansas. She found a job at Beech Aircraft as a well-known “Rosie the Riveter”. This was during World War II. After the war ended, June moved to Eureka, Kansas, working in her cousin’s café. This is where she met Wilbur “Butch”, who had just returned from the war. June and Butch were married October 27, 1946. In December 1959, the family moved to Amarillo.
June was a homemaker all of her married life, working at JCPenney’s for 2 years. She was an excellent cook, even after losing her eyesight to macular degeneration. Butch was always so proud and amazed how she could put a cooked meal on the table three times a day.
June was an avid golfer. She and Butch were members of Ross Rogers for 20 years and then Tascosa Country Club for another 20 years. June played in a number of tournaments, winning some and she even shot a hole in one in 1999.
It’s funny how life works out. Just recently out of the blue, June’s brother and two sisters, who all live out of state, came to Amarillo to visit her. This was before anyone knew she had cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Wilbur “Butch” in April, 2005.
She is survived by three children, daughter, Sherrill Goelzer and husband Richard, son, James and wife Deb of Amarillo, and daughter, Janice Walden and husband John of Edmond, Oklahoma; two sisters, Frances Helmer and Marilyn Morris and a brother, Kent Richmond. Grandchildren are Monty Craig and wife Amy, Joyce Kapinski and husband Bruce, Jennifer McClurg and husband David, Kathleen Craig and husband Jim Mitchell, Terry Walden, Ty Weatherbee and wife Tina, and Brenda Simmons and husband Cody. Survivors also include 10 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be to South Georgia Baptist Church Building Fund, 5209 S. Georgia, Amarillo, TX 79110, or to BSA Hospice, P.O. 950, Amarillo, TX 79105.