June West

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

JULIA JUNE WEBSTER WEST, age 94, died Nov. 16, 2006, at her home in Berryville. She was the daughter of the late William W. and Myrtle Ivy Squier Webster.

Mrs. West was born Jan. 18, 1912, in Blackwell, Okla. She grew up in Enid, Okla., where she later attended Phillips University. There she met and married Rollo Granger West of Berryville, where they later made their home.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Berryville, and she loved being involved in her church and community.

In the 1940s, June worked in the small fledgling library in Berryville. She was instrumental in its growth from 60 books to a state-commissioned library and was involved in the planning of the present day Berryville Public Library.

June also taught in the Berryville Elementary School for 12 years. During that time, she continued her education, studying Spanish at the Uni‚versity in Saltillo, Mexico, and the University of Arkansas. She will be remembered for her sense of humor. June loved to travel but truly enjoyed living in Berryville and greatly admired the natural beauty of the area.

Her greatest love was her family. She is survived by her two daughters, Frances Harp of Fayetteville, and Judith Colclasure and husband Joe of Little Rock; six grandchildren, Jennifer Hudspeth and husband Bill of Berryville, David Harp and wife Louise of Fayetteville, Stephanie Hanby and husband Michael of Waco, Texas, Jill Smith and husband Johnny of Fayetteville, Jane Colclasure and husband Justin Slarks of Little Rock, and Chris Colclasure and wife Nicole, also of Little Rock, 12 great-grandchildren; Hannah, William and Andrew Hudspeth, Madeline and Benjamin Harp, Rowan and Thomas Hanby, Brennan and Genevieve Smith, Miles, Ruby and Claudia Slarks. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her caregivers, Peggy Wolfinbarger, Ruth High and Ginger Oaks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollo West and two sisters, Inez Phillips and Doris Fox.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at the First Christian Church in Berryville with Pastor Paul Elliott and Michael Hanby officiating. Interment followed in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Berryville Public Library Building Fund, or the First Christian Church, P.O. Box 187, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral. com.