June Reece Obituary

June C. Reece
June C. Reece
June C. Reece

September 15, 1926 - April 11, 2009
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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June C. Reece died peacefully on April 11, 2009, in Des Moines at home.

June was born on September 15, 1926 to parents A. Burr and Rose (Williams) Carman. Born and raised in Des Moines, she graduated from Lincoln High and attended Drake University.

After marrying Maynard Reece in 1946, she lived a long and happy life as a loving mother and partner with Maynard. She was president of the Maynard Reece Corporation, and worked for many years at the Maynard Reece Gallery as she had vast knowledge of Maynard's work. She was a professional seamstress and dressmaker, with much artistic talent.

June is survived by Maynard and two sons, Dr. Mark (Barb) Reece and Brad (Carolyn) Reece, two grandchildren, Lynn and Tom Reece, and Barb's son Joe (Nicole) Spradling.

Her brother Eugene Carman, deceased, is survived by his wife Geneva and two children, Jodi and Jeff.

Living relatives are brother-in-law Verne (Teri) Reece, sister-in-law Mabel Reece, nephews Keith (Margaret) Reece and Linn (Dee) Reece, nieces Sandy Clampitt and Shirley (Robert) Alpers, and other relatives as June's mother was the oldest of 12 children.

A private funeral service will be held. There will be a public memorial and celebration of June's life at the Maynard Reece Gallery, 3512 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA on Saturday April 18, 2009 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions for June may be made to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (Wetlands Endowment) 505 5th Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309.





A Celebration of June's Life
Maynard Reece Gallery
3512 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, April 18, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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