June Marie Smee

  June Marie Smee of Prineville died Thurs., Feb. 15, 2001 at an adult foster
care home in Prineville. She was 83 years old.
  She was born May 27, 1917 in Los Angeles to Sidney Lee and Elsie Katherine
(Voght) Smith. She grew up in Glendale, Calif. riding horses and working
cattle on her father's ranch in the Mojave Desert.

   After graduation from high school she worked for Lockheed Aircraft Company
making landing gears for World War II planes. She met Bert Smee after his
return from WWII and they were married in 1947. She earned a degree as a
L.V.N. from Comptom College and worked at Ventura Memorial Hospital caring 
for newborns. The couple moved to Lebanon in 1968 and recently moved to 
  She is a past member of the First Baptist Church in Ojai, Calif., as well
as past member of the Eastern Star and the local Square Dance Club in Ojai.

   Mrs. Smee is survived by her husband Bert Smee of Prineville; daughter, 
Karen Bee of Prineville; son, Wilson Smee of Miami; four grandchildren, six 
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death 
by her parents, a twin brother and older sister.

   Funeral services will be held Wed., Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. in the Heritage 
Chapel of the Prineville Funeral Home and interment will follow at Juniper 
Haven Cemetery. Viewing is scheduled for today from 4 to 8 p.m. 

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the 
Alzheimer's Foundation.

   Arrangements are under the direction of Prineville Funeral Home.