June Lavelle Farris was born in Portland, Ore., June 7, 1928, the only child of Orville and Olive Farris. She passed away in Longview with her family by her side June 2, 2021.
She graduated from Tigard High School in 1946, where she enjoyed choir and being a majorette in the marching band.
June married her high school sweetie Jim Gaynor in 1948. They lived in Beaverton when they started their family. In 1962 they moved to a farm in Kalama, Wash., where they stayed until Jim passed in 1980.
She married Joe Schmitz in 1984. They enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, China, Europe and Panama. They were also snowbirds, spending their winters in Arizona with their motorhome traveling friends. After Joe passed in 2002, June continued to drive her motorhome to Arizona every winter.
June was later married to Hank Farris. He passed away in 2011.
June enjoyed dancing at the senior center until it closed due to the pandemic. She was also a registered nurse, avid gardener, excellent cook and an accomplished accordion player.
June is survived by three children, Gayle Gaynor, Chad Gaynor, and Jennie Porter; three grandchildren, Leah White, Jake Porter, and Jessica Pickett; and six great-grandchildren.
Her son, Kurt Gaynor preceded her in death in 1970.
At June’s request, there will be no service. Donations may be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.