June Smith, 85, Fargo, died Friday, January 31, 2003, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
June Bowen, the daughter of Judson and Helma (Holmdahl) Bowen, was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Edgeley, ND. She grew up in Edgeley and lived there until her family moved to Jamestown in 1929. She graduated from Jamestown High School and later from Jamestown College. June married Ellsworth Smith on June 6, 1940 in Jamestown. The couple lived in Jamestown where she worked for the US Soil Conservation Service from 1961 until her retirement in 1974. When June’s daughter, Jeanne, passed away in 1974, June and Ellsworth adopted and raised Jeanne’s three children. Her husband died in 1974. June moved to Oldsmar, FL in 1992 where she lived until moving to Fargo in May of 2000.
She is survived by three children: Scott Smith, Germany; Todd (Karla Olson) Smith, Fargo, ND; Amy (Jason) Smith, West Fargo, ND; 1 sister: Miriam Salzsieder, Fargo, ND; daughter-in-law: Sandee Smith, Pierre, SD; and grandchildren, Cody & Branden Smith, Lexy Olson, and Sean (Gina) Billet; great grandchildren, Jordan and Josie Billet.
She is preceded in death by her husband, one son, one daughter, one brother, and a grandson.
There will be a Memorial Service in the Mavis Whiting Chapel at Bethany Homes, Fargo, on Monday, February 3rd, at 2 PM.
Arrangements by Boulger Funeral Home