Aug 302013

June Lottie Reidhead Brewer, 96, went to join her eternal sweetheart, Smith F. Brewer, on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. She passed away peacefully at Flagstaff Medical Center after a short illness. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral, which will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon (Aug. 30) at the Snowflake Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Ninth South Second West. Interment will follow at the R.V. “Mike” Ramsay Memorial Cemetery in Snowflake.
She was born June 14, 1917, to Rose Mary Merrill and Austin (Dutch) Reidhead at Joppa, Ariz.
She was a lifelong member of the LDS church. She served in many positions in the Relief Society, as Young Women president and she was the Junior Sunday School coordinator for many years. She served as Relief Society president when they were serving a mission in England. They also served for 10 years as ordinance workers in the Mesa Temple.
She retired from the U.S. Post Office after 21 years. She sold Avon for many years as well.
She never met a stranger and she loved her many friends, with whom she kept in close contact.
She loved to garden, knit, crochet, embroider and sew. She taught all her girls how to sew and enjoy housekeeping and gardening. There were no in-laws, we were all just her children.
Survivors include six of her daughters, Betty June (Jerry) Taylor, Carole (Lynn) Despain, Lorna (Gary) Downing, Suzanne (John) Allen, Judy (Larry) Reidhead and Barbara (Marshall) Yarn; Rick Gardner, Debra’s husband; 32 grandchildren; 126 great-grandchildren; and 94 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years at the time of his passing, Smith; two of her daughters: Debra and Annette; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; her parents; her sister, Helen Webb; and her two brothers, Theo and Jack.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.June Brewer