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In Memoriam: June Lila Ledgerwood (May 12, 1927 – Oct. 13, 2022)

June Ledgerwood

June Ledgerwood joined her beloved husband and daughters Oct. 13, 2022, surrounded by family who loved her dearly.

June was born May 12, 1927, to Lyle and Eleanor Applegate of Rawlins, Wyoming. June and her younger sister, Edith, were raised by their mother and stepfather, Roy Bird, and were joined by three younger siblings.

June married Roy D. Ledgerwood June 4, 1949, in McMinnville, Oregon. June and Roy welcomed their first child, Douglas, in 1951 followed by Virginia, Jenette, and Betty. The family settled in Silverton in 1963 where they established themselves within the Central Howell community.

June and Roy lived in the same farmhouse on Desart Road for 43 years and took great pride in maintaining the property, cultivating their garden, and planting flowers. June enjoyed spending her free time bowling at the Silver Creek Lanes, canning the food grown in her garden, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and playing cards.

June and Roy were married for 53 years when Roy passed away in 2002. June resided in the Silvertowne Apartments for the remaining of her years making numerous friends.

June is preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy, sisters Edith and Shirlie, brother Roy, and daughters Jenette and Virginia.

June is survived by her children, Douglas (Jeri) Ledgerwood and Betty (Tom) Ruiz; brother, Donald (Linda) Bird; eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.

A celebration of life was held Oct. 29 at Unger Funeral Chapel.

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