The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 19, 2014

June Murray

Published 3-20-14


Enid News and Eagle

Nescatunga, OK — NESCATUNGA — Funeral service for June Murray will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at Lanman Chapel in Cherokee, with Chaplin Jennifer Griffith and the Rev. Chris Griffith officiating.

Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Viewing is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, March 20.

Memorials may be given to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Alzheimer’s division. (www.lan manmemorials.com)

June was born June 11, 1925, in Rush Springs to Thomas Joel Mills and Minnie Lee Crow Mills and passed from this life on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at her home in Nescatunga.

June married Frank Brown Jr. in 1941. They lived in Alva for 15 years. When ODOT transferred Frank to Enid, they lived there for 26 years.

They had a cabin at Nescatunga on Great Salt Plains Lake, which was a family gathering place for many years. In the early 1980s, they bought a double-wide and put it on Lakeview Drive.

They were married for 49 years before Frank’s passing in June 1990.

After June and Walter “Bud” Murray were married in March 1991, they lived in her home in Nescatunga. Bud passed away on July 8, 2013, at Cherokee Manor, where June was living at that time.

June was a seamstress for JCPenney and later was a caregiver for private families.

She always was creative with yarn, crocheting and knitting dolls, afghans for everyone, coasters, napkins boxes and perpetual calendars.

She also enjoyed beadwork. June kept her hands busy one way or another.

She is survived by her children, Bobbi Atterbery and husband Harvey and Ellace Jean Jones; brother, Joel Mills; grandchildren, Randy Steele and wife Diane, Jeff Steele and wife Karla, Ricky Brown and fiancé Scharlene, Joel Brown and wife Katie, Kimmie Bogan and husband Jeff, Pamela Jean Cagle and husband Rick, and Tammy June Rose and husband Jimmy; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

Those who preceded June in death include husbands, Frank Brown Jr. and Walter “Bud” Murray; brother, Olen Mills; sisters, Opal and Jean Mills; son, Olen Richard Brown; grandsons, Robert Trotter Jr. and Bobby Allen Jones.

(Submitted by family)