June Lee Andersen

Aug 23, 1926 - May 29, 2011


June was born August 23, 1926 in Aurora, Illinois as the third of seven children in the loving family of Wendell and Myldred Esser. Following graduation with distinction from Madonna Catholic High School in Aurora, she attended nurses training as an Army Cadet Nurse beginning in 1944. She graduated in 1947 from the Sisters of Mercy Teaching Hospital in Denver, Colorado. June worked 40 years as a professional and caring registered nurse and volunteered at various Sacramento area hospitals for another 18 years following her retirement in 1988. She is survived by her younger brother retired Army Col. Alan C. Esser and his wife Regina M. Esser, her younger sister Gloria A. Stumm and her husband retired Army Lt. Col. Thomas A. Stumm as well as scores of nieces and nephews. June is also survived by her loving daughter Diana L. Williams and loving son Mark E. Andersen, his wife Geraldine, and children Nicolas and Sofia, June’s only grandchildren. June also has two surviving first cousins; Nancy Andrews with her husband Gerald and Richard Heiman. Throughout her life, June’s love and care for her family and friends, the dedication to those needing medical care, and her generosity of spirit, optimism, wit, and grace were an inspiration and shining light to all whose lives she touched. So too was her steadfast faith in the Lord. June passed away peacefully on May 28, 2011 and she will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
A visitation for June will be held at East Lawn Mortuary on 5757 Greenback Lane, in Sacramento from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M on Thursday, June 9, 2011. The funeral mass and committal will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 10, 2011 at Calvary Catholic Chapel and Mausoleum located at 7101 Verner Avenue, Sacramento. All are welcome to both the visitation and service.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841


  • Debra Bacharz says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you say your good byes and at the same time celebrate Aunt Junie’s life. She will be deeply missed. On the other hand, Heaven has a new card playing angel. My love to all.

  • Luke Devine says:

    My condolences and prayers to the family. It was wonderful to see June at family reunions over the years and a few visits in the Colorado years.

  • Chris, Julie, Jackson & Weston Devine says:

    Sending our love and prayers to you all. We will always remember Aunt June fondly and we are glad we got to see her at the last reunion.

  • Sharry Maddux says:

    Our sincere sympathy to June’s family. We have so many fond memories of our Aunt June and we will always treasure them. Although it is not possible for us to attend the service, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May these thoughts and prayers comfort you and bring you peace. Love to all, Sharry, Robert, Jessica and Rebecca

  • Gerry Esser says:

    Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you as you remember and celebrate the memory of Aunt June. Her legacy of love will carry on. God bless. Love, Laney, AJ, Tricia & Gerry Esser

  • Patty Lang says:

    What a wonderful woman Aunt June was! She was so fun to be with whether we were playing cards, sharing a meal or just sitting around chatting. There was always a smile on her face. She will be missed. We send our condolences and wish peace and comfort to those who are grieving. Mike, Patty, Alex, Hannah & Emily

  • Karen & Jon McIver says:

    We will miss June dearly. She was like a mom to me. Our deeptest sympathy to your family.

  • Laura Erland says:

    Aunt June was such a sweet and caring person. So glad we made it up to the reunion last year and got to spend a little time with her. We will certainly cherish our memories. Know you have all been in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Laura, Brian and Allison

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