June Louise Beauchamp, born on June 17, 1932 in Eureka to Ralph and Mildred Miller. June had 12 brothers and and sisters. During her early years she lived in Harris and was reared on a ranch and educated in a one-room school house. She spent most of her life living in Humboldt County.

June was a hard worker who worked at The Woman’s Club and an old towner motel for many years. For a short time she worked at a dairy and had a pleasant surprise when actor Fred MacMurray walked into the room and introduced himself to everyone. She enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together, embroidery, latch hook rugs and collecting salt and pepper shakers (in her life she managed to collect 2400 + sets). June has been a member of the United Pentecostal Church for many years.

In her younger years June was an awesome cook & baker. Her homemade yeast rolls, white bread, banana bread, macaroni and potato salads and fried chicken, to name few, were mouth watering. Along with June her cooking and baking will definitely be missed. She was loved and what we wouldn’t give to have just one more meal with her.

June passed from this life on May 2, 2016 surrounded by family including her brother, Wayne Miller. A memorial service was held on May 5 at Eureka! The Pentecostal Church at 1060 Hoover Street, Eureka, CA with Pastor Jonathan McDonald officiating. A long time friend of June’s, Mickey Ziegenbein, sang Wasted Years as requested by June’s husband, Marvin.

In addition to her loving husband of 60 years, Marvin H. Beauchamp, June is survived by 5 children: Doris (Barry) Fowler of Eagle River, AK, David Beauchamp of Trinity Center, Pat Greenawald, of Weiser, ID, Judith (Merrill) Shafer of Eureka, and 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One of her great-grandchildren was born only a couple of hours prior to June’s passing and became our ray of sunshine in our darkest hour.

If June could speak today her words would be “Life passes all to quickly, and for some more quickly than others, so live each day as if it were your last and make your life a good one.”


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