June B. McElfresh
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May 30, 1938 – December 15, 2020
June B. McElfresh, 82, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and best friend, passed away at Central Washington Hospital on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
Born on May 30, 1938 in Pinetown, North Carolina to Luther and Hazel Woolard, June was the youngest of 9 children.
She met our Dad and came to Washington in 1962 along with her brother Orville. Together they managed a Dairy, and also built a hay hauling business while raising 3 children. In 1985, she married Larry McElfresh and they enjoyed many years together until his passing in 1998.
June lived in Ellensburg for many years until moving in with her son Bill in Quincy about 4 years ago, then she moved to Garden Terrace in Wenatchee in June of 2019.
June loved to travel and took many trips across the United States to spend time with family on both coasts. She also enjoyed trips to the ocean and occasional trip to the casino. She traveled in the motorhome with her brother and sister-in-law on a few trips to North Caroline and about 2 years ago got to take a family trip to visit relatives and spend time at the Outer Banks with them. She also enjoyed many camping trips with her family. June enjoyed reading, going to yard sales, and some crafts. She enjoyed spending time with daughter June and son-in-law Ralph at their property in the hills outside of Wenatchee.
June is survived by her 3 children. Bill Woodiwiss of Quincy, WA, June (Ralph) Keith of East Wenatchee, WA, and Ralph (Denette) Woodiwiss of Kittitas, WA. Her brother Orville (Virginia) Woolard of Ellensburg. She has 12 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. June was proceeded by her parents, and 7 siblings.
There will be a celebration of life in the spring or early summer when we can all safely get together.
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