June Ann Ray

June 2, 1944 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

June Ray Obituary

June Ann Ray was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world after a courageous battle on March 7, 2024 at the age of 79.


She was born to Donald and Ruth (Muzzy) Zwemke on June 2,1944 in Marshalltown, Iowa where she grew up and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1962. Later on she attended Buena Vista University where she earned her B.A. in psychology. She worked as a substance abuse counselor and later substituted in many school districts as she loved working with children.


She married her high school sweetheart William Russell McKibben in the spring of 1967. Together they had two daughters Kelly and Polly.  After losing her husband in the Vietnam War, June later married Roland Wilson Ray and together they had one son Zachary. 


June loved being surrounded by nature and flourished as a gardener and floral designer. One could also find her exploring on the bike trails finding the beauty in flowers, sunrises, sunsets, and butterflies.  She loved being in love with her children and grandchildren and being a part of their lives. She had a special place in her heart for the pets in her life which brought her great joy. June had a quiet way about her but had a wonderful sense of humor and always thought of others before herself. 


June is survived by and will be dearly missed by Kelly & Jon Lindaman of Ankeny, Iowa, Polly & Dan (McKibben) Rodgers of Denver, Colorado, and Zachary & Brooke Ray of Clayton, Missouri. Additionally, she is survived by her grandchildren Alex & Brennen Eaton of Clive, Iowa, Madeline and Colin Rodgers of Denver, Colorado, Gracie and Asher Lindaman of Ankeny, Iowa, Wilson, Katherine, and Elizabeth Ray of Clayton, Missouri. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers: Jan Munger of Tubac, Arizona, Ray (Judy) Zwemke of Hoschton,Georgia, Reginald (Kathy) Zwemke of Marshalltown, Iowa, Ronald (Suzi) Zwemke of Lafayette, Colorado, and Joanie (Dan) Russell of Kellogg, Iowa. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and her dear friend Myra Thompson. 


In her death she is rejoined with William McKibben, Donald and Ruth (Muzzy) Zwemke, Richard Zwemke, and Russell & Bernice McKibben.


The family will have a private memorial service and a celebration of life will be held on June 1, 2024, the week-end June would have turned 80 years old. Details will be announced later.


Memorial contributions may be made to Above + Beyond Cancer in her honor.

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