June Perkins 1925-2018
June was born on June 27, 1925, and raised by her loving parents, Jess and Huldina Moyer, in Emmett, Idaho. She was the second of six children and worked hard helping her mother raise her siblings during the Depression. As soon as she graduated from high school, she headed to Seattle as World War II was upon the United States. Her initial service was as a Rosie the Riveter working for Boeing building fighter planes. She eventually became a secretary, a profession she found more to her liking.
After the war ended, June remained in Seattle where she met her future husband, Robert Perkins, who was home from the war. Their first meeting was on a blind date. They fell in love, married, and returned to Chewelah where Robert had been raised. Their first child, Michael, arrived, and a year later their daughter, Judith, was born. The family moved back to Seattle for a short while but soon returned to Chewelah where a third child, Patricia, was born. More