June Josephine Hasty, 93, of Long Beach, Wash., died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at home.

She was born Nov. 25, 1914, in San Diego.

She attended San Diego schools through the first two years of college and then transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles, where she graduated and earned a teaching credential. She was a softball player in a Triple A women's league.

During World War II, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps. She served in England during the bombing blitz and with the Allied occupation forces in Europe. Assigned to the motor pool, she drove senior officers and maintained her vehicles.

At the end of the war, Ms. Hasty was hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District and taught girls' physical education at Huntington Park High School for 25 years, most of that time as head of her department.

For many years she coached a women's softball team that played in a league throughout the Southwest region of the U.S. She also traveled extensively while camping in a motor home.

She volunteered for many years at the Ocean Park (Wash.) Library and served on the library board. She also volunteered at the Long Beach Visitors' Center.

Family members said she was a skilled wood worker and did much of the finishing work in both the homes she helped build on the Long Beach Peninsula. She enjoyed the view of the ocean from her house and was especially delighted with the sunsets and the changing waves.

Ms. Hasty is survived by her long-time companion, Bobbie Borchers; an adopted daughter; three grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Penttila's Chapel by The Sea in Long Beach.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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