Mildred 'June' Bolling Stevens Inman
Loving Mother and Grandmother
June went peacefully to heaven December 24, 2015, the next step of her life, while at home with her loving and devoted daughter, Pam, and two other children at her side.
She was born in 1920 to Walter Blaine Bolling and Maude Ellen McCoy in Phelps, Kentucky, which began the first chapter. June was a coal miner's daughter, one of six children. Her witty and loving smile touched the hearts of all she met.
At age 10 she was a paper girl for the local newspaper. When June was 13 years old, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt "bussed the poor girls" brought to her home in Pence Springs. While there she went to the Appalachian Academy Finishing School established by the First Lady, until World War II.
She loved to play the piano, sing, and dance. She performed with the Kiwanis Kapers, and enjoyed laughing, and spending time with family and friends. She was good natured, helpful, and a wonderful mother who loved her family fiercely. She even saved her younger brother from drowning in the Tug River when she could not swim herself.
June met Harold H. Stevens, a United States Navy fighter pilot stationed aboard the USS Yorktown in 1942. They married in 1945. She came to Medford on the train as a war bride in her suit, hat, and gloves, and started her family in a home on Pennsylvania and Lincoln streets. In 1964, they moved to a 16-acre farm across from Cedar Links. She loved having her dogs, cows, and horses and all the pets with her on the farm. She worked at Newberry's, Kopper Kitchen, and the Airport Red Baron to support, love, and care for her children.
In 1979 June married her friend, Paul Inman, a United States Naval gunner and artist. He delighted her by building bird houses and helped her with the love and upkeep of the farm.
June is survived by her four children and grandchildren whom she loved very much: Sandy, Mark, Rick, and Pam; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and her brothers, Col. James A. Bolling of Jacksonville, Fla., Jack Bolling of Detroit, Mich., and Frank Bolling of Sacramento, Calif.
We are honoring June with a memorial service at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Methodist Church, 607 W. Main Street. She will then be laid to rest at Hillcrest Memorial Park, next to her mother, Maude Bolling, whom she greatly loved and missed. I love you, Mom; until I see you again!