Born Sept. 2, 1929, June was the third child born to William Lindblom and Ethyl Lindblom, in Bellingham, Washington.

June described her childhood on Victor Street in Bellingham as “perfect.” Her mother, Ethyl, was born in Kansas, and was an incredible seamstress and cook. Her cupcakes were the best ever made. Her father, Bill (William), was a very hard working commercial fisherman. Bill was proud to be the first in his family born in the United States, as his parents and siblings were all born in Sweden.

June was always called “kid” by her dad, and she loved it. They had a special bond her entire life.

In June’s senior year of High School, she met the love of her life, Dale Baldwin. They met the day Dale returned home from serving in the US Navy, and were never apart again until Dale passed away in 2020 at the age of 94. They were married January 29, 1948 and moved to Eureka the very next day. They were happily married for over 72 years, and were shooting for 75.

Dale’s parents, Edith and Walter Baldwin, also made the move to Eureka in 1948.

Dale and Walter ran Baldwin Masonry after their arrival in Eureka. When Walter passed away the business became Dale Baldwin Masonry and remained so until Dale retired around 1990.

June and Dale welcomed their daughter, Laurie, into this world November 1, 1959, and son, Mark, on January 10, 1962.

June was active in the Girl Scouts in Cutten in the 1970s, and remained in contact with several of her scouts most of her life.

June was also the librarian at Cutten Elementary in the 1970s. She loved working with the kids and wasn’t bashful about keeping them in line.

June and Dale loved auto racing, and traveled all over the Western US to enjoy races with the family, and especially loved going to Redwood Acres Raceway in Eureka.

After their retirement, June and Dale moved to the small mining town of Ajo, Arizona when they spent their retirement years with their friends there. June was still driving around the Arizona highways until she was 91, and loved every minute of it.

After Dale’s passing, June moved back to Humboldt County and spend her last couple of years with her son Mark Baldwin and his wife Sharon Baldwin.

June was thrilled to be able to visit with her grandson Kevin Skelton and wife Kristi, grandson Greg Baldwin, granddaughter Christina Smith, grandson Kenneth Smith, great-grandchildren Joey and Jaxon.

June was very excited about Kevin and Kristi’s first baby coming in August, and was ready to meet her new great-grandchild, however she did not make it to see the new baby this summer.

June was especially thankful to get to spend time with her niece, Christy Embleton, and husband Gary recently. They all went on a day trip up the coast to see the Redwoods.

She spoke on the phone with Christy almost every day, and they enjoyed a lifelong bond. She was hoping to make a trip to the L.A. area to visit with Christy and Gary this summer.

June enjoyed her phone conversations with close friend Delores Torgerson, and they would talk for what seemed like hours.

June also wanted to make one more visit to Ajo to see her friends, especially Maribel Reyes, who was always there with a helping hand anytime June and Dale needed her. She was family to them.

June passed away on March 30, 2022 in Fortuna after a brief illness.

June is being laid to rest at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Dale in Marana, Arizona.

Our family will be forever grateful for this time we got to spend with Mom in her final days.


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