Dolores June Schaer was born April 2, 1930 to Charlie and Josephine Foster in Orange, Calif. June passed away on Nov. 21, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, surrounded by family.

June grew up in Southern California, she and her husband (Robert) were highschool sweethearts. They were married for 60 years. They had many happy memories of camping in Mexico with family and friends when they weren’t enjoying their boat at Catalina Island. After Robert retired in 1977, they moved to Southern Humboldt and created a loving homestead for the family. She loved to cook and can the fruit from her large orchard.

June was always smiling. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

June is survived by her sister, Charlane Holloway; daughter, Valerie Messenger (Marty Messenger); son, Bob Schaer (Jeanette Dwyer); grandchildren, Trell Messenger (Shelby Messenger), Jayne Messenger (Michael Carter) and Ryan Schaer; and great-grandchildren, Connor Messenger, Kylie Messenger, Cameron Messenger, Makayla Akselson, Madi Messenger and Mike Carter.

June is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Josephine; husband, Robert Schaer; and in-laws William and Jane Schaer.

There will be no funeral services. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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