June E. Ash, 67, of Middlebury
MIDDLEBURY — June E. Ash (Huestis), 67, died Nov. 1, 2020, at home in Middlebury. She was surrounded by her loving family, and is now at peace after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born to parents Merton and Alma (Weller) Huestis on April 11, 1953. She grew up the seventh oldest of fifteen children and graduated from Middlebury Union High School.
June is survived by her husband Michael Ash of Middlebury, Vt.; daughters: Jennifer and her partner Travis Hoffman and their children Kayla and Tanner of Bristol, R.I.; Julia Piper of Duxbury Vt.; Brianna Cronan of Rutland; and Sara Cunningham and her husband Andrew of McKinney, Texas and their son Liam.
June is also survived by her sisters, Patricia Cawthra, Sandra Rule, Louise Smith, Colleen Huestis, Shelia Huestis, and Mary Dragon; her brothers, Michael Huestis, Ervin Huestis, Dennis Huestis, John Huestis, and Gerald Huestis; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and extended family.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, M. James Huestis; and sisters Carole Huestis and Virginia Nedwick.
June LOVED life and fought every day to stay longer to be here with her beloved husband, Mike, her daughters and her entire family. June had a contagious laugh, and warm smile; her presence filled everyone’s bucket. She was kind to everyone who knew her. We will never forget her wonderful impersonation of the wicked witch from the “Wizard of Oz.”
June spent her life being the best mom she could be. She was a warrior, a pioneer woman; she would take her children anywhere she had to go through any weather. She made any kind of living environment cozy and filled with love. Her favorite holidays were Halloween and Christmas. Every year she spent weeks baking goodies for the people she cleaned for. She was a hard-working individual, a single mother raising two daughters and being well known throughout the community as a dedicated woman who took much pride in her work in cleaning many people’s homes.
She enjoyed listening to music, especially Rock ‘N Roll, and dancing. She enjoyed watching birds in her bird feeder and especially got excited and loved to see the cardinals visit. She will be remembered by her giving nature and her constant thinking of others, which was present until the very end. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her.
A celebration of life is being arranged and will take place next spring.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the National Bank of Middlebury, 89 Main St., Middlebury, VT 05753, to the June Ash memorial fund to honor her grandchildren. ◊
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