STOVALL, Leota June (White)
June Stovall of Lakewood, Colo., died August 26, 2004, shortly after celebrating her 87th birthday.
She was born Leota June White on June 21, 1917 in Clinton, OK, the only child of Ann and Arthur White, both school teachers.
She graduated from Oklahoma Women's College with a degree in Latin and began teaching school. She married William Stovall on June 10, 1938.
They both taught school and moved to various parts of Oklahoma and Texas. After visiting the Gunnison area, they moved to Colorado.
In 1954 they were among the first families to move to the Applewood area. They made their mark on Applewood, in addition to raising their children, by raising many farm animals for 4-H projects and establishing one of the country's leading chinchilla farms.
Both June and William were charter members of the Applewood Valley Methodist Church. They were involved in all aspects of community life in Applewood. June lived a life devoted to her family. Her hobbies included sewing, knitting, embroidery, playing bridge and reading.
She had a unique creative gift which most memorably was expressed by painting holiday scenes in a huge window facing the street, that were quite admired and remembered by the neighborhood. She was noted for the candies and elaborately decorated Santa Claus cookies she made at Christmas.
She was a great enthusiast for most sporting events and greatly enjoyed watching basketball and baseball. She is survived by sons William of Thorp, WA and Julian of Ft. Collins, daughter Shirley of Edgewater, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.