Velmer June Webb died on March 25th, 2022, one month shy of his 92nd birthday. June was born to Jonathon Henry and Della Ray Webb on April 28th, 1930 on his family's "ranch" located between Show Low and Lakeside, affectionately known as Webbville. Although June was small, he didn't let that stop him from loving basketball, working hard in his family's sawmill and having immense capacity to serve others. He moved to Mesa when he was in the 6th grade where he would meet his forever sweetheart, Cherie Cluff, at a Freshman Hello Party at Mesa High School. They were a couple ever since that activity and were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple on November 26th, 1948. They moved to Vernon where he continued to work in the family sawmill and hauled logs from the nearby forests, and that is where they started their forever family.
June worked hard all of his life. From driving log trucks as a teenager, to working 16 hour days in the woods, doing road construction, putting in underground utilities and sewer systems for many of the roads and subdivisions here on the mountain. Even in his 80's he was busy working on clearing the trash and rocks from sidewalks, and also around the neighborhood. His spare time was spent being active in serving in various callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served as a Young Mens President, Sunday School President, a Stake Missionary, a High Councilor, a Counselor in 2 Bishopric, a Bishop, and Branch President in McNary and in the Stake Presidency. Not only has he volunteered his time in various Church service, June also served on the Board of Education for Blue Ridge Unified School District for 14 years. June was very proud of his family and was most happy surrounded by his wife and children and all of the grandkids at family functions, especially when ice cream was being served. Even until the end of his life on this earth, he would sing "Love at Home" to anyone willing to listen.
June was preceded in death by his eternal companion, Cherie, son Douglas, daughter Theresa (Tim) Whatcott, parents and numerous relatives and friends.
He is survived by: 1 daughter, Vicki (Darny) Wilhelm; 6 sons: Thad (Monica), Kim (Jona), Darren (Liesel), Kirk (Christi), Aaron (Deann), Loren (Cara); 1 foster son, Bahe (Gloria); 52 grandchildren, 113 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be Friday, April 1, 2022 from 9:00 to 9:45 AM with the funeral beginning at 10:00 AM, and will be held at the Pinetop-Lakeside Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1520 Church Lane, in Lakeside, Arizona.
The graveside service will be at Lakeside Cemetery, directly following the funeral service.
For those who are unable to attend the service for June, the family has set up a Zoom Link with the Meeting ID 964 9244 4407