June Lovejoy Obituary

June Kaser Lovejoy
June Kaser Lovejoy
June Kaser Lovejoy

October 13, 1917 - September 9, 2006
Born in Davenport, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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June Kaser Lovejoy, 88, died Saturday, September 9, 2006 at Wesley Acres where she resided. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at Plymouth Congregational Church, of which she was a member. Private burial will be at Glendale Cemetery, prior to the service.

June Harriette Gaylord was born October 3, 1917 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Lydia Gaylord. She grew up in Mason City, Iowa, where her father managed the local hotel. She was an outstanding student in high school and college, beginning at Iowa State University at age 16. June was a member of Mortar Board, the highest honor society for all college coeds, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, which she served as president and also a homecoming queen. She graduated with a degree in Economics, and taught high school English for Johnston, Iowa public school.

June married Donald D. Kaser on January 13, 1940, they had five children. Don died in 1968. She then married Ted Lovejoy on January 24, 1974, who preceded her in death in 2000.

June had lived in Des Moines for 60 years. She was a member for over 50 years and past president of PEO- HH Chapter. She also volunteered at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Blank Children's Hospital.

She is survived by her children, Michael Kaser (Sandy) of Covington, OH, Jon Kaser of Las Vegas, NV, Peter Kaser of Ames, IA, Philip Kaser (Judy) of Des Moines and Melinda Kaser Watt (Bart) of Memphis, TN; step-children, Crom Bowen of Orion, IL, Theodora Lovejoy of Chapel Hill, NC, Joan Lovejoy of Ithica, NY and Deborah Muir of Clinton, MA; grandchildren, Kristen of Des Moines, Michael of Norwalk, Brian of Chicago, IL and Suzanne Allen (Nate) of Des Moines, Ryan Watt and Julianne Watt of Memphis, Melissa of Charlotte, NC and Breeana of Des Moines; great-grandchildren, Gaige and Riley; and sister-in- law, Kathleen Garland (Dr. John) of Marshalltown, IA.

June was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Earl; and husbands Donald Kaser and Ted Lovejoy.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, at Iles Funeral Homes Dunn's Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Planned Parenthood of Iowa, Iowa State University or Plymouth Congregational Church.

Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes ~ Dunn's Chapel.

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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, September 11, 2006
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
10:30 AM


Planned Parenthood
408 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312