June Ellen Papen



June Ellen Papen was at home with her family when she passed away after a battle with cancer.

June was born to Edith and Howard Hoover on June 17, 1932. As a young woman, June worked for the Ohio State University Observatory. In 1958, she moved to San Francisco where she worked in advertising. In 1961, June moved across the Bay to Berkeley where she was employed by the University of California Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory. June married her husband, Frank, on February 4th, 1962 and enjoyed a long honeymoon trip through Europe. In 1970, her urge for adventure surfaced again: June and Frank took Lisa, their 2 year old daughter, and moved to Andorra. Upon returning to the U.S. in the fall of 1971, June and family discovered the Rogue Valley and settled in Ashland, Oregon.

June was active in Ashland retail business. She and her niece, Barbara, created the gift store "ETC.". After selling "ETC.", June and her husband, Frank, created and operated the original "Furniture Depot" on A Street. June is survived by her husband Frank, daughter Lisa, brother Lee, and her nieces Linda and Barbara. She loved reading, art, and travel. She enjoyed fashion and was not shy to express opinions (people say it's a family trait). June's commitment to adventure, her spirit, and her sense of humor will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ashland Hospice.