Houghton – June D. Floyd, 77 a resident of Houghton passed away
peacefully at Portage View Hospital shortly after midnight , April 3, 2017.
She was born in Detroit on January 27, 1940, daughter of the late
Martha and Archie Simmons. June’s early schooling took place in Detroit
and later in the Ewen school system while living at the family farm on Himanka
Hill Rd. June returned to the Detroit area after school, seeking employment
and worked at Jack & Jill children’s clothing . She later moved with her
family to the Los Angeles area and found work at Hoffman’s Candies.
After the family returned to Detroit, June relocated to Ewen and met Jim Floyd
who she married on October 17, 1964 in Ontonagon.
While in Ontonagon, June worked for Don Pattison’s Sunshine Motel in
Silver City and also did housekeeping for Thompson’s Cabins and Kirouac’s.
June later applied with the CETA program in the late 1970’s where she found
work in Houghton, which included South Range and Dodgeville. After
CETA was terminating she worked briefly as a nurse assistant at what is
now Our Lady Of Mercy Nursing Home in Hubbell. She also worked at the Downtowner
Motel in Houghton and later, was hired for housekeeping at Bob and Jan Wieber’s
Vacationland Motel near Michigan Tech where she worked for 9 years.
She later worked in housekeeping at King’s Inn Best Western in downtown
Houghton for 13 years until retirement. June was an avid crossword fanatic
and flower lover (hens & chickens, African violets and cactus were favorites) and
June was preceded in death by her husband Jim Floyd in 2004, and her
parents Martha (2007) and Archie (1995) Simmons. Surviving are two sons Jim G.
(Jodi) Floyd of Dodgeville, Dan Rosandich of Houghton and dog Barney of Houghton.
Services are being held Thursday April 13 th at 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Chapel
Funeral Home in Hancock with Pastor Bucky Beach of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
and Campus Ministry officiating.
Burial will take place at the Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock and June requested any
donations in lieu of flowers be made to either The American Cancer Association,
The Omega House of Houghton or The Keweenaw Animal Alliance of Houghton.
To view June's obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock have been assisting the family with the arrangements.