Thursday, February 19, 2009
We miss you, GG!
June Jenkins Bills 1929 ~ 2009 June Elaine Jenkins Bills, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away after a long illness on February 18, 2009.June, born June 29, 1929, was a lifetime Salt Lake City resident who taught English in Salt Lake City schools for 29 years. She was an East High School graduate where she was a debater and oratory contest winner. At the University of Utah where she graduated cum laude, she won the Founders' Day Oratory Contest and was a member of the varsity debate team. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma which honored her as Woman of the Year for her contributions as an educator. Sugarhouse Kiwanis Club also honored her as the Woman of the Year. She served as an officer in the Women's State Legislative Council of Utah for many years. June was an avid golfer, gardener, and loved to fly fish. She served as an officer in the Bonneville Ladies Golf Assoc. June is survived by her husband, K. Howard Bills to whom she was married for 59 years. Survivors also include three children; Steven H. (Betsy) Bills of Sterling, Virginia; Douglas J. (Melanie) Bills of Salt Lake; and Karen B. (Drew) Empey of Alpine. June and Howard have 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Surviving siblings include Julia J. Erickson (Salt Lake), Bessie J. Scofield (Bountiful), and Judge Bruce S. Jenkins (Salt Lake). She was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Bessie Iverson Jenkins and a brother, Joseph Alton Jenkins. Viewing and visitation services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake, on Friday, February 20th from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Mount Olympus 10th Ward (3610 East 3510 South, Salt Lake) at noon on Saturday February 21st, where friends may call one hour prior to services.