June Laverne Lambert Melton

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     June Lambert Melton was born June 19, 1941 in Dallas, Tx.  She went to meet her Lord Sunday, October 14, 2018.  She is survived by her husband of 59 years Clifford Melton, one sister Brenda Harris, two children Mark Melton and Shannon Parker, 8 grandchildren, 3 great grand children, one living Aunt, a host of cousins, and many friends.   

     Our beloved June was a most amazing woman who touched so many lives. None can forget her warm welcoming smile, nor her unending zest for life and learning.  She relished any project (yours or hers) and would jump in feet first!  A quilter par excellence, June need only know of an occasion to celebrate for her creativity to yield a lifetime treasure. Her quilts were Not for Sale but Labors of Love.  She also enjoyed gardening, home renovation/decorating, furniture restoration, and painting.  June was very musically gifted and played: piano, guitar, banjo, and mandolin.  Living by the lake afforded she and Cliff the enjoyment of wildlife with the beautiful views of sunrise and sunset, which they eagerly enjoyed with others. One would always feel welcomed in the Melton home. 

     It comes as no surprise that June – never met a stranger!  Friendly, fun-loving, determined, spirited, yet highly compassionate, her abiding faith sustained her.  She laughed easily and often, especially at Cliff’s jokes…which she often shared. 

    June’s career in nursing began in 1982 at Doctor’s Hospital Dallas.  She came to Baylor University Medical Center in 1985 to work in the Outpatient Teaching Clinic, later transferring to Baylor Center for Restorative Care and then retired in 1997.  She later returned to Baylor Outpatient Teaching Clinic in 2005 as a part-time RN and also worked part-time with Baylor Wound Care.  As a Baylor nurse for over 25 years collectively, she was still working part-time in wound care as of 8 weeks ago at age 77.

     Prior to her long nursing career, June fostered newborns and infants regularly for Hope Cottage.  In addition, she also helped friends and relatives with childcare.  Later she was an integral partner in the family printing business.  When her mother became terminally ill, she and Cliff opened their home to “Dee Dee”, so that June and her sister Brenda could provide Hospice care.  More recently she and Cliff brought their disabled son into their home for care as well.  A devoted wife, mother, daughter, mentor, and friend was she.  A more genuine, loving or kind soul, one could not find, as her life story is witness.

     We will be celebrating June’s life with a Memorial Service on Friday November 2 at 11:00 am in the Horner Chapel located in the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center.  

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