Dorothy June Richards, 86, of Statesville, N.C., passed away in her sleep on Monday, June 3, 2013 at her assisted living residence in Statesville.
Born June 10, 1926, in Rochester, N.Y., ³June² was the daughter of the late Thomas Cooke Dillon and Dorothy Webster Dillon of Port Huron, MI. On July 19, 1947, she was married to Benjamin Harry Richards, also of Port Huron.
She and Ben had one daughter, Pamela.
June was a 1944 graduate of Port Huron High School. She lived most of her many years in Port Huron before moving to Mesa, AZ. with Ben. After the death of her husband in 2005, she moved to North Carolina to be near family.
Her long lasting career has been that of homemaker, wife and mother. She grew up Episcopalian by faith but in later years attended non-denominational churches. She was artistic and enjoyed making crafts of any type, swimming, boating, traveling and her beloved pet parakeets and cats. She loved to dress colorfully and even into recent years, could be seen daily in a coordinated wardrobe with matching accessories and makeup.
June was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin, sister Barbara and daughter Pamela. She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces in Michigan, North Carolina and elsewhere. June will be laid to rest beside her husband at the community cemetery at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius, NC.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com/obituaries and Nicholson Funeral Home in Statesville, NC is serving the family of June Richards.