June was born June 16, 1929 in Thompson Falls to Fred and Susan Thayer. She grew up and attended school in Thompson Falls. After graduation she attended three years at the University of Montana but then came back home to help care for her father at the family ranch. June worked at a local grocery for a few years, and then was hired to work at the courthouse, as she stated “they hired me because I had nice handwriting and at that time everything was hand written”. She ran for County Treasurer in 1974 and held that position until 1990. June was a very active member of the community and enjoyed staying busy, some of those activities included, Public Administrator, Secretary of the Fair Concessions, charter member of the Montana Treasurers Association, bowling, Republican Party, RSVP, Senior Citizens, and Red Hats. June loved to sing and had been in the Community Church’s choir for many years and even served in the early years as the choir director. June had a wonderful sense of humor and was a friend to everyone; she loved animals and being on the family ranch.
She is survived by her great-niece Brenda (Patrick) Menahan of Colstrip, Mont., niece Susan (Rudy) Aho of Chisholm, Minn., cousin Della Twidt of Kellog, Idaho, her caregivers Susie and Mark Wedel and their daughter Jessie of Thompson Falls, as well as other cousins, nieces, great-nieces and nephews. She was always happy to see family and loved being called Auntie June.
June was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Susan Thayer, brother Lynam ‘Bud’ Thayer, sisters Ermine Havens and Sue Thayer. June was a member of the Thompson Falls Community Congregational Church.
Cremation has taken place and a June 22 memorial service is planned for interment beside her mother Susan and sister Sue in the Thompson Falls City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Brenda Menahan PO Box 273 Colstrip Montana 59323 to help pay for funeral expenses, or to the Senior Citizens Center, Sanders County Historical Society – Old Jail Museum, or Community Congregational Church, or TRACS of Thompson Falls.