June Ann Somers

June Ann Somers, age 78, passed away at South Lincoln Medical Center in Kemmerer on February 16, 2023.

June was born on June 6, 1944, in Kemmerer, Wyoming, the daughter of John Andrew and Anna Marie (Churlick) Stefonick, the third daughter of five.

June graduated from Kemmerer High School in 1962. She worked at the Kemmerer Hotel for Western Union, where she met the love of her life, Jerry Somers. They were married in April 1965 and made their home in Kemmerer for a few years, then moved to Diamondville where she lived the rest of her life

She worked at Gambles Hardware Store and Janet’s Salon in Kemmerer. In the ‘80s she went to work for the District Court, remaining there until her retirement. She also worked as a bailiff, and an election judge.

Some of her hobbies were gardening, her flowers and trips to Wendover and Riverton casinos. When she had the opportunity, she would travel to Wheatland to visit her sister, Margaret. She thoroughly enjoyed and loved all of her nieces and nephews, and was involved in all aspects of their lives.

June was a very special person to the whole family, constantly helping anyone in need, always there when asked to help. She was the most compassionate and loving person to everyone she met. She always put others before herself. She will be greatly missed by family and friends in the community. She was the rock of the family.

June is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Somers, after 29 years of marriage; her parents, John and Annie Stefonick; three sisters, Mary (Jake) Kaydas, Annie (George) Marshinsky, Margaret (Bill) Carmichael; and a brother, John Stalliviere.

June is survived by four sisters, Arlene Kirkwood, Carol Cattelan, Sally (John) Hunzie and Georgia (Larry) Coplen.

June is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Kerri Hunzie (Mike) Marshinsky, Anna Coplen, Laura Jo (Nick) Lyons, Kim Somers, John Allen Hunzie, Ronnie (Jeanne) Cattelan, Chris Cattelan, and Lance (Lacy) Cattelan, and Rick (Veronica) Somers.

Rosary Vigil was recited on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kemmerer, and Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kemmerer. Inurnment followed services at the South Lincoln Cemetery in Kemmerer, WY.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.