June Sharon Trent, born June 8th 1939, after being surrounded by her children, family and friends, left this world in the early hours of December 14th 2019 to be joyfully reunited with her parents, son, family and friends who had gone before her.
In June of 1939 June was born to Matthias and Gladys (Stiff) Ourada. The youngest of 12 amazing children, she was raised on the family homestead surrounded by love.
June attended Stack Rock School (a one-room schoolhouse) and had many stories about the walk to and from school with her sisters.
From Stack Rock school she went on to attend North Junior High school in town, and graduated from Boise High school in 1957.
June had a variety of jobs after high school including working as an apprentice at Sims-York, traveling to sell magazines, singing in nightclubs and coffee-houses, babysitting, and in later years after she had a family, a homemaker, store manager at a local 7/11 and finally (from 1984-2004) as a teacher’s aide at Adams Elementary school in Boise. She found her true joy in working with kids and families and, of course, all the teachers.
While travelling to sell magazines, June met James Trent. They dated for 3 months and married in 1962. As a young married couple, they traveled the states from Idaho to South Carolina.
In 1966, June and Jim began a family with Sharon, first of six children, followed by James in 1970, Jonah in 1971, Vera in 1972, Boyd in 1977 and Sarah in 1978.
June was an avid gardener, planting and sustaining a pantry wherever the family lived. She loved to sing and spent many evenings in sing-a-longs with her children, and books! June loved to read, and often said as soon as she retired, she was going to sit and read with no interruptions and finally finish a book. Indeed, the first year of retirement she read and gardened, and loved on her family.
June’s greatest loves were her grandchildren, and the children who called her “Hamma”
June’s legacy was her love of family, and her commitment to her community.
June was preceded in death by her parents, her son, James Thomas Trent III, 4 sisters, Anna, Elsie, Aurlie and Florence, and 5 brothers, Richard, Robert, Eugene, Martin and Philip.
June is survived by her brothers, Earl and Austin, her children, Sharon Trent (Boise), Jonah M Trent (Boise), Vera (and Monte) Thomas (Boise), Boyd Trent (Boise), and Sarah K (and Dustin) Garcia (Boise), 3 grandchildren, Eric, Kail and Daisy (Boise) and numerous other that she loved as if they were her own. June was a force of life and love.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local school, volunteer with families in your community, or show a kindness.
For those that wish to write a note or letter to June or a remembrance, note-cards, paper and envelopes will be available. They will be placed into Junes favorite purse so that she may take them with her.
A celebration of life for June will be held in the Spring, the date is yet to be announced.