H. June Basham, loving wife mother grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on 13 April. June was born June Phillips in Pampa, Texas on 13 September 1940. She was the third child of Hazel and Izah Philips. June grew up in Pampa where she met her future husband Bill Basham a young Airman in the United States Air Force. June and Bill were married on July 28 1957 and remained married for 59 years until her death. June and Bill lead a military life for 24 years while raising two children and moving when and where duty called. June was the rock on which this ever-moving family was built and the church was the rock on which June depended. Always steady in her faith and insistence that her family attend church and follow in Jesus's path. As the military chapter of their life ended, June and Bill settled their family in Phoenix Arizona where they remained for 46 years. June worked at many careers while raising her family and ultimately retired from the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Long before retirement and for years afterward, June and Bill traveled the world to be visit family and friends. During her life, June raised two children, was grandmother to five grandchildren, and was blessed with one great-grandchild all of whom she adored and who love her very much. A private interment will be at the Veterans National Cemetery of Arizona. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to Hospice of the Valley.
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona