June’s first picture June gave Charles in 1957 (Inscription: “All My Love, Always, June”). He has
carried this picture of his forever love in his wallet since that day.
June Joyce Frederickson was born to Phyllis and Herbert Sarver on August 2, 1932 in LaFeria Texas. She attended a number of grade schools in Illinois and High School in Warrensburg, Illinois. She worked at a number of locations in Decatur Illinois before she met Charles Frederickson when he was on leave from the Coast Guard in 1957 in Decatur, Illinois. It was love at first sight. They corresponded by mail until he was discharged in 1958. Charles completed his enlistment in New London, CT, and they were married May 29, 1958 in Decatur Illinois. June was instantly loved, accepted, and respected by all members of the of the Frederickson family. When Charles’ mother Olga moved to Ridgecrest in 1970, June accepted her as her own mother and was greatly loved and appreciated.
June worked at Eisner food stores as a checker and in the distribution office until their daughter Cheri was born in October 1961. June continued to work at Eisner’s until Charles graduated in August 1962 and took a job at the US Navel Weapons Center China Lake, CA. Their son Mike was born in 1963 after complications that kept June bedfast for six months.
June enjoyed being a stay at home mom until her children were enrolled in school. She was a very compassionate and loving mother to Cheri and Mike. She was completely selfless and nurturing in raising both Cheri and Mike and was there for every event and milestone in their lives. Charles was often traveling as the children were growing up, so June would take those times to once again provide special one-on-one times with each of her children. She was a dedicated wife and mother, always thinking of her family and never about herself.
After the children were in school, June began working for Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest, CA. She progressed from a clerical staff position to the Director of Administrative Services when she retired in 1990. She went back to work for three years before retiring for good. June and Charles spent a number of years in an RV touring the country, visiting their son Mike in Indiana, and enjoying each other.
Charles and June spent almost 50 years as members of Immanuel Baptist Church. June was active in the church and again provided selfless support to Immanuel Christian School (ICS) and the youth program. June and Charles subsequently attended the Ridgecrest Church of the Nazarene for a number of years.
June enjoyed the humor in life and spread that to all that were around her. She would take any situation and find happiness and humor – creating that positive and loving environment to all that she came in contact with.
The love of her life was spending time playing with her seven grandchildren whenever she had a chance. She would spend unending time with them and provided them love and care. In her final days, she would talk for hours about each grandchild, remembering the small but special events that happened over the years, and once again find the humor that made those times so special.
June was preceded in death by her mother Phylis and father Herbert, Sister Rosemary and her husband Ray, brother Carrol and wife Donna, brother Bud, and sister-in-law Carly.