June Adelle Shultz

October 23, 2012

By Contributor

June Shultz

June Adelle Shultz, age 95, a longtime Issaquah resident, passed away in Deer Park, Wash., on Sept. 29, 2012.

June was born June 10, 1917, in La Touche, Alaska, the daughter of Edwin Evan Morris and Agnes Elizabeth (Media) Morris. The family returned to Issaquah when June was very young.

At the age of 10, June became a part or her aunt Gertrude and uncle Rem Castagno’s family due to the death of her mother. Her cousins claimed June to be their sister from that day forward. Family connections were greatly appreciated by June.

She attended Issaquah schools, graduating in 1935.

June married W. Roy Shultz on Oct. 22, 1938. They purchased their first home, which is currently part of the Issaquah Historical Museum. When World War II broke out, Roy enlisted in the Navy and June followed him across the U.S. to Massachusetts, where their first son was born. In 1945, they happily returned home to Issaquah and built their red brick home, where they lived for nearly 60 years.

June’s top priority was raising her two sons. Her door was always open to the many nieces and nephews who came to visit. All the kids in town knew there would always be something good in her cookie jar. June was in her element preparing holiday feasts for extended family or Sunday dinners for friends. There were always fresh flowers from her yard decorating her table. Being surrounded by family and friends made her truly happy.

She worked as a bookkeeper over the years, but most enjoyed her years as the secretary at Maywood Middle School.

Interests included the Issaquah Historical Museum and the Issaquah Alumni Association, as well as organizing the class of 1935 reunions. She spent many hours working for the Children’s Orthopedic Guild. Camping, fishing and hunting trips with family or friends provided many happy times. Their trailer was the sight of many anniversary celebrations and games of Shanghai. Retirement brought a memorable trailer trip around the continental United States, including a return to Massachusetts.

Grandchildren completed June’s life. She was proud to be a part of their lives and especially treasured the “golden pitchfork” awarded to her at the Clark County Fair. It was a joy to walk with her along the beach as she filled her pockets with that special rock or shell. June shared with them the wonder of her world when she said with an awesome voice, “Look at that mountain!”

June was preceded in death by her husband Roy. Survivors include sons Bill (Eileen) and Ed (Carol); five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters Rae Bakamus and Shirley Seil.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

A graveside committal service will be Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Lower Hillside Cemetery. A reception will follow at Gibson Hall.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home.

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