Lila June Barnett, 85, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Cottonwood Rehabilitation Center in Durango. Cremation will occur at Hood Mortuary Crematory in Durango. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Barnett was born Feb. 28, 1929 in Wheeling, W.V., the daughter of Herbert and Hannah Miller. June was one of three children, and she grew up in West Virginia and Ohio. She graduated from Bexley High School in Bexley, Ohio. She married Glenroy Barnett on April 1, 1951. They had five children together, to whom she was a loving mother. June and Glen moved to Bayfield in 1995.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenroy Barnett, in 2005.
She is survived by her children and their spouses; Matt and Kristi Barnett and Robert and Marilyn Barnett of Ignacio; Susan and David Visser of Eagle, Idaho; Nancy and Kevin Williamson of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; and Dan and Sheila Barnett of Salt Lake City, Utah. She is also survived by her brother, Rollin "Ted" Miller of Hockessin, Delaware, and five grandchildren.
Donations can be made in June Barnett's name to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.