June Romtvedt, 80, a resident of Keating valley, died May 18, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
At her request, cremation was held. A memorial service for Mrs. Romtvedt will be scheduled later.
June was born on January 17, 1926, to Frederick and Edna Schulz. She grew up farming in northern Illinois near the small town of Lena. She graduated Carthage College with a teaching certificate, specializing in home economics.
While attending school she met Eric Romtvedt whom she married in1949. They continued farming on the home place adding two more farms to the mix. They had two sons, Paul and Keith.
In 1980, June and her family moved to Oregon, her husband’s birth state, and began ranching in Baker County. She enjoyed gardening and reading, playing the piano and she loved to write letters, keeping in touch with her friends and family back in Illinois. She also loved playing cards and dominos with her grandchildren.
She enjoyed the many trips she got to take traveling with her husband. She was a lifetime member of the Lutheran church and loved her church family. June had a big heart and a beautiful smile that will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband, Eric; their son, Paul, and his wife, Alcera, and daughter, Mariette; son, Keith, and his wife, Paulette, and their children, Brady and Elizabeth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 26, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor