June Hope Hoff
Oct. 19, 1919-Sept. 19, 2017
June Hope Hoff was born to Ella Mae and William Edwards on October 19, 1919 in St. Louis, MO. She was raised in St. Louis along with three brothers, Forrest, Everett, and Ted. She met her future husband, Donald Hoff, while both were in high school and they later married in August 1941. After 11 years in Iowa, Don made a momentous decision in 1952 (with June’s agreement, of course!) to join the foreign service. Over the next 24 years, Don and June traveled all over the world with their many children in tow. Their overseas adventures included tours in the Philippines, Germany (twice), Greece and Thailand until they retired in 1976 in Woodinville, Wash. so that June could be closer to a growing number of grandkids. In her 40+ years of retirement, June was happiest when surrounded by her large family and took an active interest in each and every one of their lives. June was also a lifelong bowler, reluctantly hanging up her shoes and bowling ball at age 95. As a woman of faith, June was a dedicated member of the Northshore Community Church and passed away peacefully on September 19th. After 61 years of marriage, Don preceded her in death in 2002. She is survived by all seven of her children: Daryl, Donna (Steve), Dennis (Susan), Douglas (JoAnn), David (Kathleen), Duane (Karon) and Dawn, along with 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Her family gratefully acknowledges the compassionate care of Evergreen Hospice staff who ensured her last days on this earth were peaceful. Her family suggests that in lieu of flowers, any desired donations be made to Evergreen Hospice. June’s life will be celebrated on her 98th birthday, October 19th, at 1 p.m. at Northshore Community Church in Kirkland, Wash.