June Audrey Paulet, 92, passed away in Salmon, Idaho on October 6, 2020 with loved ones by her side. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint. A reception will follow at the Long Branch, 157 W. Bronx Rd., Sandpoint. She will be laid to rest with her husband Werner at Pinecrest Cemetery.
June was born February 5, 1928 in Colburn, Idaho to Glen Louis and Vernice Mary Oliver Stradley. June attended grade school in Colburn and graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1946. She married Werner E. Paulet, April 20, 1947 in Colburn, Idaho and moved to the farm on North Boyer, and that was to be their home for the next 54 years.
June and Werner operated the Sandcreek Angus Farm on North Boyer in Sandpoint, Idaho for 54 years until Werner’s death in May of 2001. In those 54 years they worked and raised their family with hard work and determination. Working together, their farm was always well taken care of and was the envy of many. They raised fine Angus cattle and were very proud of all that they accomplished with their daughters, the ranch and cattle.
In late June of 2005, the ranch was sold and Mom bravely moved to Salmon, Idaho with her cat Sonja, a suitcase and her car. She made many friends that she enjoyed in Salmon and they all welcomed her. Somehow, love and thank you is not enough to all that loved and cared for June including, our “Care Family”, Tauny Keveny, Tiffani Walker, Mandy Blood, and Sidney Russell. And a deep appreciation to Salmon Valley Hospice for their guidance and care these past few weeks.
Mom was devoted to her family and loved each one with all her heart. Her career was the family, and the farm, and she worked hard right along with Dad. Every summer, Mom and Dad would have their grandkids, Chad, Sarah, Justin and Chelsea spend time with them in Sandpoint. They were so very proud of each of them. In those times spent with Grandma and Grandpa they learned the value of hard work, service, respect and love for our country and a deep love for the land and animals that has held true throughout their lives.
Mom and Dad attended each and every milestone in their lives, births, birthdays, graduations and weddings. In 1992 they traveled to Salmon to attend Justin’s high school graduation and the minute he crossed that stage and received his diploma; they were up and on their way to Moscow to attend Chelsea’s the next day and driving through the night so they could be there. I know each of them cherish those times spent and those memories will bring smiles to each of them.
Mom was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Sandpoint, Sandpoint Eagles Aux., Bonner County Cowbells’ (Cattlewomen) and the Do Nothing Club (a group of friends that got together and “Do Nothing”). She was also a staunch Idaho Vandal Fan, the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the San Antonio Spurs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her older brother Francis Stradley, and her husband Werner E. Paulet.
She is survived by her daughters, Frances (Steve) Maki of Dusty, Washington, and Ginny (Ken) Beller of Salmon, Idaho. Mom said many times that she was the luckiest Mother-in-Law in the world, as she had two of the finest son-in-laws in Ken and Steve. An added plus, they were graduates of the University of Idaho. Her four grandchildren, Chad (Marne) Maki of Colfax, Washington, Sarah Maki Smith of Moses Lake, Washington, Justin (Janice) Beller of Boise, Idaho, and Chelsea (Scott) Wolf of East Wenatchee, Washington. Great grandchildren, Chandra and Alexis Maki, and Jeffrey Beller.