On Monday, July 3rd, 2023, June LaMay Gamble Tree, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away at the age of 96.
June was born on May 26th, 1927, in Ogden, Utah to James Fredrick and Camilla Lila Warren Gamble. She grew up in the beautiful Morgan Valley in Peterson and Morgan Utah. She married Harold William Tree, her eternal companion on Aug 28, 1948.Together they raised 3 children while living mostly in Monticello, Utah and Kaysville, Utah.
At a young age, June, was interested in painting and music, playing the violin. We are blessed to have some of her artwork in our homes. After high school, she moved to the ‘big city’ of Ogden, Utah where she worked and went to school. Later, she worked at the Clearfield Naval Supply Depot, where she met the love of her life!
In her early married years, she and Harold worked the family dry farm in Monticello and later owned and operated the North Side Market and gas station. These years were very special to June and Harold whose store had a view of the beautiful Blue ‘Abajo’ mountains and the legendary horse head. This is where June learned to drive a car at around age 30. After retirement, June and Harold returned to the Blue Mountain in the summers and worked as campground hosts in their beloved Buckboard campground.
She worked at Clover Club Foods in Kaysville, Utah for many years and made many close friends. She loved her family very much and always welcomed them to her home with hugs, kisses, and Rice Krispies Treats!
She loved working with children. She tutored reading to 1st graders for 16 years in the Weber School District’s Foster Grandparents Program. Every year she got about 100 new children to help and make a difference in their lives. This brought her great joy. The kids loved her back and called her ‘Grandma Tree.’
June was preceded in death by her husband Harold, her parents, her four brothers James, Don, Warren and Neil, a grandson Brandon Tree and a great granddaughter Grace Peo.
June is survived by her children and their spouses, Harold “Stan” Tree, (Pamela) Carolyn Stirn (Reid), and Diane Hales (James) and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A celebration of June’s life will be held at 10:30am on Friday, July 7, 2023, at Lindquist’s Mortuary in Kaysville, UT (400 N. Main Street). A visitation will take place on Thursday, July 6, 2023, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and again on Friday morning from 9:30am to 10:00am at the Kaysville, Lindquist Mortuary.
Interment will be in the North Morgan Cemetery.
The services will be livestreamed here on June's obituary page.