Feb. 6, 1932 — May 14, 2017
June Elizabeth Sellers, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2017, in Astoria, Oregon.
She was born on Feb. 6, 1932, in Afton, Tennessee, to Joseph F. and Nancy Grace Childress, the youngest of seven children. She was raised in West Virginia until the age of 12, and then her family moved west to Oregon. She graduated from high school in Vernonia, Oregon, and then trained as a nurse at Good Samaritan in Portland, Oregon.
She married Bobby Elton Sellers on Aug. 5, 1950. June devoted her life to taking care of people, whether it was her family, or as a caregiver to the elderly and ill. She attended Grace Community Bible Church in Astoria.
June will be remembered for her quiet strength and selfless love for her family. Her generous, sweet and kind nature made everyone feel special. She could make you laugh with her quick wit and sense of humor. She loved cooking and telling stories, so you never left her home without a full stomach and a full heart.
She is survived by her three children, a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Barry Craft of Long Beach, a son, John Sellers of Warrenton, Oregon, and a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Teresita Sellers of Knappa, Oregon; five grandchildren, Eric and his wife Stefanie, Amy, Sarah, Hillary and Shawn; and six great-grandchildren, Tristan, Lucas, Aiden, Elise, Kaelyse and Shamus. She is also survived by an uncle, Harry Childress of West Virginia and children; a sister-in-law, Clarice Sellers of Orlando, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bobby.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Grace Community Baptist Church, 1195 Irving Ave., in Astoria, Oregon. A reception will follow.
Her interment will be with her husband at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Mr. and Mrs. Croos and family for providing attentive care and comfort over the past few years.
Remembrances may be made to Lower Columbia Hospice in Astoria.
Hughes-Ransom Mortuary in Astoria, Oregon, is handling the funeral arrangements. Visit www.hughes-ransom.com to leave a message and/or sign the online guest book.