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In Memory of

June Elizabeth Gettings

June 1, 1924 - October 6, 2016

Obituary


June Elizabeth James Gettings was born in Kennett, Missouri on June 1st, 1924 to Jacob Rance (J.R). and Ella Mae James. She went home to be with her Lord on October 6, 2016 in Houston, TX, at the age of 92. Her husband of almost 61 years, Walter, preceded her in death in March 2007. She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Lora Johnson, Ruby Knuckles, and Ruth Lively as well as five brothers: Lloyd James, Clyde James, Carl James, Curtis James, Jacob R. James Jr., and Van James.

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June Elizabeth James Gettings was born in Kennett, Missouri on June 1st, 1924 to Jacob Rance (J.R). and Ella Mae James. She went home to be with her Lord on October 6, 2016 in Houston, TX, at the age of 92. Her husband of almost 61 years, Walter, preceded her in death in March 2007. She was also preceded in death by three sisters: Lora Johnson, Ruby Knuckles, and Ruth Lively as well as five brothers: Lloyd James, Clyde James, Carl James, Curtis James, Jacob R. James Jr., and Van James.

June is survived by two brothers, Harold James, and Mitchell James. Four children and their spouses, Darlene and David Bounds of Houston, TX, Earl T. and Nila Gettings of Cottonwood, CA, Jimmy and Leony Gettings of Philippine Islands, and Grady and Belva Gettings of Durham, North Carolina, also survive her. June has nine grandchildren, Ryan and Jennifer Owen, Thomas and Michelle (Shelly) Mullins, Justin and Meena Gettings, Kevin and Elizabeth Parker, Lexus, Sydney, and Neal Gettings; plus ten great grandchildren, Victoria, Bethany, Christopher, Kaitlyn, Chase, Zachary, Audrey, Chandler, Scarlet and Niam, as well as soon to be born baby girls: Evelyn Grace and Nora June.

June Elizabeth James married Walter Van Buren Gettings on June 1, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan. She was baptized at age nine and re-baptized with her husband, Walter, around the time of their marriage. June was passionate about her faith and dedicated her entire life to living by Christian principles. She was a member of the church of Christ.

During their marriage June and Walter lived in Michigan, Illinois, and California. During their time in Michigan and Illinois between 1947 and 1952, they welcomed their four children into the world. Following retirement, June and Walter relocated to California.

From the beginning, June had traveling fever. She and Walter traveled around the globe. Following Walter's death, June continued her global explorations, by taking approximately 30 cruises. She was proud of the fact that she had traveled to all the continents except, Antarctica and Africa. Her moto was "I have a passport and I will travel." She Just loved the open seas.

There was never a dull moment around June. She loved to talk, laugh, and tell stories. Those that knew her best will always remember her zest for life as well as her love of family and God. June's passing will leave a giant hole in the lives of those who knew her. As we reflect on her passing, we take solace in the memories we have, the laughs, we shared and our hope for a time when we will all be together again.
Graveside services will be October 13, 2016 at Anderson Cemetery where June will once again be next to Walter.


Arrangements under the direction of Lawncrest Memorial Chapel, Redding, CA.