June D. Johnson

June D. Johnson, 82, Belton, Missouri, passed away January 18, 2014.  June’s family is planning a private celebration of her life.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, William Wesley & Bernadene B. Walker; husband, William James Johnson; and her only son, Clifford Joseph Johnson. Survivors include: daughters, Cheryl Carlson, Dayle Reed, Gayle Hedrick, Kimberly Carson and husband Jim, grandchildren Phillip Stewart, Adam Land, Rachael Carlson, Daniel Brown, David Carlson III, Jacob Carson; sister, Barbara James and many nieces and nephews.

The following poem was written by her grandmother after the death of her husband William, who was killed in Vietnam in 1965.


When we think life’s giving us

the many things we crave,

And we forget, that it was “God”,

these things to us he gave.

The light has shown for us,

with few troubles here and there.

Then all at once, the sky is dark,

the  clouds seem every where.

The sorrows come and heart aches hurt,

but life must still go on.

But, we can always keep our memories,

of our loved ones who are gone.

Everything changes in a hurry.

Our lives can’t be the same,

for heads we win, tails we lose,

as life is but a game.

We play each move

on the board of life,

But, though carefully planned,

there still comes strife.

Sometimes we feel we just can’t go

down such a long and rocky road,

But God gives us the strength, in prayer,

to carry our heavy load.

We often wonder why trouble comes,

when we’ve tried to do our best.

But we must remember we’re only one,

suffering among all the rest.

So, we’ll put our life’s future

in the hands of the Lord above.

Trusting that “He”, and also time,

 will continue to deal us that faith, hope and love.

By Grandma Eva Walker

October 31, 1965

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  1. Cindy Myler on January 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    My deepest sympathies are with you Dayle and your family during this time of loss. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.

  2. Laura Gilman on January 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Such dedicated and special daughters – you bring honor to your mother’s memory. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    Laura, Jewish Family Services

  3. Cathy Banks on January 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    To Dayle and family,

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It is one of the most difficult times in life when losing a parent. May the Lord give you comfort in your time of sorrow.


  4. Sondra on January 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathy.

  5. Tina Dwight on January 22, 2014 at 9:49 am


    I’m so sorry for your lost. I know she appreciated all that you did for her. You were there for her when she crossed over. Her spirit is that much closer to you for it.

  6. Mary Beth Blackwell on January 22, 2014 at 10:27 am

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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