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June Marie Clark

June Marie Clark

December 18, 1950 - November 6, 2021

Born in 1950, June Clark enjoyed the

outdoors from the beginning as noted by

her many awards as a Senior Girl Scout,

her efforts in renewing and restoring the

environment on Egmont Key as well as her

love of kayaking and canoeing Florida’s

rivers, bays and inlets. Her fame as a pet

lover earned her many new friends who

entrusted the care of theirs to her, much to

the delight of all around.

June was a 1969 graduate of Plant High

School, and after attending the University of

South Florida, she spent 8 years serving

our country in the Air Force serving in

various locations including her favorite,

Guam (where America’s day starts, as she

would frequently remind people). She was

the first female jet engine mechanic to be

stationed there, and proved to be an

invaluable part of the mission. She loved

working on her B-52 bombers, not allowing

herself to be reminded of how they were

used in Viet Nam to which they were sent.

Her very small hands allowed her to reach

into the engine areas the men could not,

providing her the ability to make repairs

without having to drop the entire engine

from the plane. She was frequently cited for

her outstanding work there, even being

featured in an article in the Stars and

Stripes for accomplishing the task of

perfectly aligning torque plates on her first

attempt,a rare if not first accomplishment.

Her fellow airmen sent her home with the

barracks canteen bell,which hangs on our

front porch today.

As an active member of the American

Legion, June received the National

Headquarters’ recognition for the

outstanding work she performed as Service

Officer for our area. She was gratified by

helping fellow veterans in need, especially

those who did not know they were eligible

for benefits at all.

June is survived by her loving wife,

companion and soul mate, Kathy Lanier,

her sisters Pat LeVarge and Nancy Hallfin

and all our many family members, whom

she loved deeply. She is mostly grieved by

her beloved cats Barnum, Bailey and Missy.

An Irish Wake will be held Saturday, 2 pm

November 27 at Dale Mabry American

Legion Post 139, 3818 W Bay Vista Ave,

across from Britton Plaza. Phone

#813-839-6740. A short program will begin

at 2:30. If you wish to speak a few words in

her memory please let the emcee know

ahead of time, and let’s all keep the

personal and funny stories about this

amazing woman for after the ceremony.

Sandwiches and finger foods will be served,

and as always dishes are welcome. A band

will play from 6-10 pm.

We look forward to celebrating June’s life

with you.

Donations: Life Path Hospice and Tampa

General Hospital

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