June  Floyd

Obituary of June Floyd

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

animal lover.

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.