CLASS OF 1934

OCTOBER 21, 1916 - DECEMBER 13, 2011

June Singer, age 95 of Porterville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

She was born in Osawatomie, Kansas on October 21, 1916. She graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1934 and briefly worked for Osawatomie State Hospital in the mid 1930s. It was there that she met her future husband, Forrest Singer, but it was not until the late 1930s that they became reacquainted after June relocated to Livermore, California and they both were employed at the Livermore Sanitarium.

They were married on September 1, 1940 in Carson City, Nevada. During World War II, they both worked at the Permanente Metals Corp, Shipyard #1 in Richmond, California. June was a warehouse clerk and Forrest was a rigger.

After the war, in 1947, they moved to Auburn, California where they lived for 24 years and worked at DeWitt State Hospital until it closed in 1971.

They then relocated to Porterville and both retired in 1976 from Porterville State Hospital.

June was an avid spectator at any activity her children participated in including baseball games and horse shows. She loved horseback riding in her younger years.. She was a great cook and always dreamed of visiting Ireland, but instead made many family trips to Kansas to visit mostly the Singer clan.

June was preceded in death by her husband in 1981.

She is survived by her two children, Judi Singer of Porterville and Dave Singer of San Rafael, CA. Also left behind is her loving care provider, Dorothy McAllister and her canine companion, Bear. At the time of her death she was surrounded by caring staff at Sierra View Hospital to whom we will always be grateful.

A graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Porterville, California on Friday, December 16th at 12:30 p.m. In keeping with June's wishes, viewing will be private and donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Porterville Animal Shelter.

Myers Funeral Service & Crematory in Porterville is in charge of arrangements.

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