June Sherrell, 96, of Buhl passed away January 18, 2022. June was born in North Bend, Washington, the 11th of 14 brothers and sisters born to John and Myrtle Bluher. June grew up in North Bend attending school there with her siblings.
June married Jack Odlin and they had a daughter, Anne. Jack served in World War II and died during combat. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously and it was an honor for June to receive this on his behalf a few years ago.
June later met and married Ray Sherrell and they moved to Idaho where their daughter, Lynn, was born. They later divorced, but June remained in Idaho and eventually moved to Buhl where she spent the rest of her life.
June worked hard all of her life. Her work ethic was incredible. As a single mother raising two daughters it was important to her that she was able to provide a comfortable living. She rarely took time off for herself. She worked as a butcher most of her life and eventually owned and operated B & L Meat. She loved being a butcher and she followed that passion for over five decades. She sold her business but continued to work for the new owners until she was 90 years old. She even owned and operated a bar at one time during her interesting life, but she eventually headed back to the butcher shop.
She had a caring heart and loved spending time with her family. She took time to be part of a bowling team and had a passion for bowling. She bowled every Tuesday for decades and traveled to many tournaments with her team. She also loved car racing. Her grandchildren were active in the sport, and she loved to hear news about how they did on the track and loved to attend races at Meridian Speedway and Magic Valley Speedway to watch them when she could.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynn (Dennis) Busmann; granddaughters, Char (Mike) Jackson, Nicole Mcrae, and Lennie Clemons; and grandson, Josh (Jessie) Busmann; sister, Vera Walker; and her five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anne McField; great grandson, Marquise Washington; and her longtime partner, Jim Love.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on June’s memorial webpage at www.farmerfuneralchapel.com.