June Dolores Penn was the first born on December 3, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas to David Hartfield and Corine Ganther; June was sister to: David, Gloria, James, Lawrence, John, and Corrine.
At an early age, June was baptized at Bethel A. M.E. Church and accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She was a devoted member and served until later years when she moved to Los Angeles, California.
Aa a child she attended the Public Schools in San Antonio and received her diploma from Phyllis Wheatley High School on May 30, 1943. During that period, she had been actively involved in the pep squad, drama, and business education activities. June later enrolled and attended St. Phillips Community College San Antonio, Texas and transferred the following year to Prairie View A. M. University Texas. She completed her studies at Huston Tillotson College Austin, Texas and was awarded the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration.
June had previously met and dated Earle Penn from Austin, Texas during school years they later married. June joined him in Los Angeles, California where they resided. To this union was born sons, Dewight and Michael. In later years, she met Hank Walker and to that union a son was born, Rod.
June was known to family and friends to have a very calm and passionate manner, always speaking in a soft tone and relined void of disputes. Whenever she was present, her friends always felt a feeling of serenity.
She was extremely devoted to her siblings and was forever present to guide and advise as they transition from early childhood to adulthood. As a young girl, she graciously assisted her parents in managing household chores and set herself as a role model for her siblings in maintaining family rules tradition.
Despite her several years of illness, she maintained calmness with a smile of confidence believing all would be well. Her youngest son Rod, maintained a consistent vigil during this entire period while aided in her ability to respond with a smile despite her illness.
June leaves to celebrate her loving memory her only sibling James, three children, five grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, extended family and friends. In spite of the tremendous loss they are all encouraged in knowing that June is in God's loving hands.
August 06, 2013 • 11:00 A.M.
Reverend Marvis Davis Sr.