June Vivian Troop passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sept. 24, 2012. She was born in Kusa, Okla. on June 28, 1924.
June was a caring wife, mother, adoring grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is preceded in death by her husband, W. G. “Okie” Troop of 47 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Helen (Troop) and son-in-law Curtis Nelson of Gilbert, Ariz.; son, Robert and daughter-in-law Lynn of Spokane, Wash.; brother, Robert Wilson and sister-in-law Dee of Globe, Ariz.; granddaughter Amy (Troop) and grand-son-in-law Eric Jantz; and two great-granddaughters, Erica and Emily of Gilbert, Ariz. who were the light of her life. Many nieces, nephews and friends also join the list of loved ones left behind.
June arrived in the Globe/Miami area in 1947. She worked at Commercial (The Company Store) from 1952 until its closure. After taking some time off, she worked for Miami High School until she and “Okie” moved to the Valley in 1984 to be closer to their daughter. June always kept your secret, listened with a non-judgmental ear, and inevitably voted for the underdog. Advice was only given when asked, and it was always right. June taught those around her to love more deeply and always forgive, living her life purely, offering her love freely, always caring for others. She was a beloved friend to many and will be greatly missed by those whose lives she touched. Our ‘June Bug’ will always be near and never forgotten.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.