|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1926|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 2010|
June was born to Pearl Clinton Carpenter and Susie Rebecca Campbell in Coal Creek near Coweta, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. She lived the first half of her life in Broken Arrow, and attended school there.
The family moved to Silverton, Oregon, about 1943, to work in the shipyards for the war effort during WWII. June and her mother, Susie, were certified welders, and her father, Pearl, and brother, Donald, were lay-out men. They worked at the Swan Island Shipyard for the Kaiser Company. While there, June met the man who became her first husband and father of her only daughter, David Fischl. They were married May 23, 1945. The union didn't last and June and daughter moved back to Oklahoma mid 1946. They were divorced September 6, 1947.
She remarried on November 24, 1947 to Hoyet Seals. During their marriage, he worked for the Bob Adams Dairy Farm, and she worked at the Cozy Cafe in Broken Arrow. She became a member of the First Baptist Church during that time. Hoyet helped her through the battle with polio that assailed her four year old daughter. During their marriage, they lost their only child, a boy, to a miscarriage in the sixth month. That union ended March 2, 1952.
She married again March 16, 1953, to her soul-mate and husband of 42 years, Jack Norris Raney. June earned her LPN license while they were married, and spent 12 years as supervisor of one of his mother's nursing homes in first Stillwell then Broken Arrow. She retired from nursing in 1964, and for several years owned and operated her own greenhouse and statuary business in Coweta. At various times in her life, as well as the greenhouse, she ran a cafe/bar with Jack, helped him raise metal buildings, raised exotic fowl and rabbits, and for the last 25 years of her life, was a respected Himalayan cat breeder. Their union ended with Jack's death from an unexpected illness the day after Christmas in 1987.
Just before Jack's death, she met, through her daughter, Coleman Cleo Summers, a gentleman who had lost his wife just two months before Jack's death. They soon became friends, and when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given only months to live, she moved in and took over his care. They married, at his request and for his peace of mind, on September 22, 1989. He died 22 days later.
Four years later, again through a mutual friend, she met Olen Andrew Battenfield, a retired truck driver. They kept company for two years before getting married in a double ceremony with his younger brother. Another of his brothers, a minister, performed the service held in a park in Muskogee September 12, 1995. They were together untill her death in 2010.
June was happiest when she was outside in her vegetable and flower gardens, but especially her flowers. She had a well known "green thumb" and could literally, or so it seemed, raise plants from the dead. She had a real fondness for orchids, and she filled her house with them.
She had one daughter, Cheryl Lee Moore of Tulsa; two grandchildren, Karla Dawn Gifford of Tulsa, and James Don Moore of Oolagah; six g-grandchildren and one g-g-grandson. She was preceded in death by two husbands; Jack Norris Raney, and Coleman Cleo "Curley" Summers, and was survived by her current husband, Olen Andrew Battenfield of Muskogee. She lies in eternal rest at the side of her soulmate of 42 years, Jack, in the Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Pearl Clinton Carpenter (1897 - 1958)
Susie Rebecca Campbell Carpenter (1900 - 1989)
Jack Norris Raney (1930 - 1987)
David Mather (1926 - 2012)*
Coleman Cleo Summers (1928 - 1989)*
Park Grove Cemetery
Plot: Section M, Block 12, Lot 2, Space 4
Created by: Cheryl Moore
Record added: Oct 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99052346
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