Loretta June Alleman Telford, 79, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 30, 1934 in Pierre, SD to parents Ivan Carlyle and Genevieve Catherine (Graham) Alleman.
As an only surviving child June spent her childhood years helping her parents work the family farm that her grandfather had homesteaded outside of Pierre SD.
June later married Gordon (Pete) Telford and while moving back and forth between SD and WY they raised their family. June held several different jobs over the years. After settling in the Ranchester - Dayton area, she will be remembered most for her Pizza 's during the several years she owned and operated B.J.'s Pizza and Valley Video.
After the loss of her mother June returned to the family farm to help care for her father and maintain the farm, when June's father passed and her own health began to decline she again returned to Wyoming and spent a few years in Gillette and recently had returned to Sheridan.
June was a member of the Methodist Church, she enjoyed , dancing, bowling, darts, fishing, crocheting, knitting, sewing, teddy bears, her beloved cat Fluffy, and looking at photos which resulted in her becoming an avid facebook tagger.
She dearly loved all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, the “SMILEY FAMILY” , her many friends and special friend Frank Hamlin.
June was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Robert C. Alleman, and son, Charles. She is survived by her children; Robert “Bob” (Tami) Telford of Sheridan, WY, James “Ringo” (Camille) Telford of Farmington, NM, Lanette Telford Hacket of Pierre, SD, William “Bill” (Teresa) Telford of Chugiak, AK, Virgil “Bud” (Joanie) Telford of Sheridan, WY, her grandchildren; Chad (Dawn), Genevieve (Kyle), Ashley (Chad), Gordy, Jamie Tate, Julie (Daron), Jason, Catie, Shane, Sarah (John), Leah, Jake, Josh (Trisha), Sean (Kelsey), J.C. (Tori), Mandy, Ashley, Bobbi Joe and her eighteen great-grandchildren.
She will missed by many.
Memorial Services for June are pending. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the June Telford Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 730, Pierre, SD 57501.
On condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.