June E. McNeese
June E. McNeese, 93, of Meridian, Idaho, died on Saturday, March 4, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Monte Vista Cemetery, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. June was born in Missoula, Montana on February 17, 1924 to James E. Ford and Mary (Sinclair) Ford. She graduated from high school in Helena, Montana in 1942 and attended college at Oregon State University in Corvallis Oregon. June married Robert B. McNeese in 1946 and they moved to Alamogordo, NM from Carlsbad, NM in 1957. Robert worked at Dill's Market and June worked as a nurse's aide at the Holloman AFB Hospital. She retired from civil service in 1990. Robert passed away in 1996. June lived in Alamogordo, NM until 2005, when she moved to Meridian, ID, to live closer to her son, Sam, and his family. Her hobbies included reading, knitting, and making crafts of all kinds, especially hand-made Christmas ornaments for friends and family. She proudly served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. June was a long time member of Bethel Baptist Church. She loved working with the children at the church day care center, and she always had a kind word to say about everyone. Survivors include her 3 children, Robert McNeese Jr., Laguna Woods, CA, Sam McNeese, Meridian ID, and MaryAnn McNeese, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; 3 grandchildren, Dan McNeese, Boise, ID, Kelly McNeese, Nampa, ID, and Amber McNeese, Atlanta, GA; and 4 great grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross. The McNeese family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
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