June Ardelle Shurtliff of Springfield and Eugene passed away January 20, 2013, from age related causes at the age of 89. A funeral service will be held at the Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield, Oregon at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013. Followed by visitation from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
June was born June 22, 1923 to Effie and Harry Crowell in Wheatland, North Dakota. At an early age June moved to Bend, Oregon with her family and later moved to the Willamette Valley (Springfield / Eugene) area where she lived for the majority of her life.
June was married to Norval Elwood Shurtliff on December 26, 1959 in the L.D.S. Salt Lake Temple and they remained happily and faithfully together for 39 years until his death in 1998. June and Norval raised 9 children together, and were grandparents to 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
During the 1960's June worked as a consultant for Levoy Fashions and traveled across the northwest with her children, modeling and selling this clothing. Also, during the 1960's and early 70's, June and her husband Norval taught Ballroom Dance and performed in several local, regional, and national dance festivals.
June was also very involved in local / regional events and politics. June worked as the campaign manager for the successful campaigns for Springfield Mayor Vance Freeman and for Mr. Freeman's later campaign for County Commissioner. In 1975 & 1976, June served as Chairman of the Lane County Bicentennial Committee and was also in charge of the American Freedom Train Committee during this period. In 1975, June received the key to the City of Springfield and was honored as Springfield Woman of the Year in 1976.
From the age of 18, June was a loving mother and homemaker for all of her children and worked very hard to see that the needs of her family were met. In the 1980's and 1990's after her own children were grown, June served as a Foster Parent for Children Services Division and fostered over 150 children during this period.
Through all of her accomplishments, June often stated that her children were her best accomplishments and she never lost focus of what was necessary for a happy, successful, and inspirational home life.
June is survived by her Son Roy McElroy of Eugene, Daughter Darla Singerton of Banning, California, Daughter Connie Tedro of Springfield, Daughter Pamela Shurtliff of Eugene, Son Norval Shurtliff Jr. of Portland, and Son Charles Shurtliff of Eugene.
June was preceded in death by her Husband Norval Shurtliff Sr., Daughter Nancy McCafferty of Eugene, Son Michael Shurtliff of Springfield, and Son Leo Shurtliff of Springfield.
She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all of her children, family, and friends.Please sign the guest book at www.registerguard.com/legacy
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