June C. Norlem of Curtis, Nebraska, loving wife, grandma, great-grandma, and mother of three children, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the age of 79.
June had a passion for drawing and painting. She also loved to feed the birds and plant flowers wherever she found an unoccupied spot. She also had a great love and respect for all veterans. She hand stitched numerous American flags and gave them to any veteran that she would meet.
June loved kids, and kids quickly learned to love her. She would not hesitate to engage in their games and play as if she were just another one of them. She always had a pocket with candy in it and the kids that knew her would find her in a crowd, almost instantly upon her arrival.
June was preceded in death by both parents, two brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James P. Norlem; her daughter, Angel Foster & husband Steve of Curtis, Nebraska; her daughter Jewell Shelley & husband Steve of Salt Lake City, Utah; and her son James E. Norlem & wife Jacqueline of Felixstowe, England. She has two grandsons, Alex and Philip, a granddaughter, Daisy, and two great-grandkids, Wade and Alden.
Memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the 20th Century Veterans Memorial in North Platte, Nebraska and online condolences can be left at carpentermemorial.com.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, 1616 West B Street in North Platte, Nebraska. A private family burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska at a later date. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.