June Elmerine Phillips

Friday, March 7, 2008

A funeral service for June Elmerine Phillips, 82, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2008, at Marlatt Funeral Home in Kent.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Friday March 7, 2008.

Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in Renton.

June passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Sunview Care Home.

June Elmerine Phillips, the daughter of Elmer and Ingabor Hansen Simington, was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Ruthven. She was raised on a farm in Ruthven with her parents, four brothers and four sisters. She received her education in Ruthven, graduating from Ruthven High School in 1943.

June married Charles Albert Phillips on June 15, 1943, in Jackson, Minn. Their first home was on Chuck's family farm in Ruthven. In 1944 their son Chuck was born and in November 1947 they sold their farm and moved to Renton, Wash. In 1948 their daughter Sandy was born and they moved to Maple Valley, where they lived and raised their family for 57 wonderful years. In 2004 they moved to Pantera Lago Estates in Kent. While June's roots were in Iowa, she always considered the Pacific Northwest her home.

She was a member of Eastern Star in Black Diamond and square danced with Saturday Squares at Peacock's Roost in Maple Valley for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Paul, Clyde, Johnny and Jerry; and two sisters: Betty in infancy and Irene.

June is survived by her husband of 65 years, Charles Albert Phillips; her son Chuck Phillips and wife, Judy of Wilbur, Wash.; her daughter, Sandy Faul and husband, Lynn of Renton, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; three sisters: Eulalia Mills of Renton, Wash., Mary Ann Rouse of Emmetsburg, and Donna Bjorklund of Milford; and three sisters-in-law: Marcella Simington of Cornell Wis., Janice Simington of Graettinger, and Helen Phillips of Davenport, Wash.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Highline Hospice in Burien or the Alzheimer's Association.