On September 1st, Norma June Smith Sandiford, daughter of George and Teddys Smith, born March 10, 1935, and loving wife of 36 years to Newel Sandiford, passed away after a 6 month illness. She was known by all her friends and family as June. There are many names that she has answered to over the years, daughter, sister, niece, momma, aunty, cousin, but her favorite were grandma and great grandma. Her greatest joy were the grandchildren and great grandchildren, and as of late her two newest additions a great great grandson and great great granddaughter. June could often be found in the garden surrounding her home. She loved spending time with her husband enjoying the peace and beauty. Among her many hobbies were knitting and crocheting. Her greatest love was bowling. Any given week you could find her name in the paper for highest game or series. She has many awards that reflect her skill. June retired from Boeing after a career of more then 30 years. She was an electrical technician and worked on the first 707. Since retiring, traveling throughout the country was a fun adventure. June was preceded in death by her parents George and Theodora (Teddy) Keiser Smith, her brothers Clifford and Vernon Smith. She is survived by her husband Newel Sandiford, daughters DeAnne (Dee) Oberlander, Georgia (Jo) Akin (Rick), and son Buck (Barb) Rogers. June will be missed by her 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A memorial service will be 11AM October 1st at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints 245 East Jackson Ave Raymond Washington, on the. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
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