June 17, 1934 – August 21, 2018

A longtime Keizer advocate and volunteer, June M. Abbott, passed away in Salem on Aug. 21. She was 84.

J. Abbott

June was born on June 17, 1934, to Roy Francis and Emma VanDiest in Three Forks, Montana.

She attended Silverton High School and later married James L. Abbott. The couple owned Keizer Kleaners on River Road North for 32 years.

June was deeply involved in Keizer politic and the Keizer Heritage Center. She was a volunteer with the National Guard and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel and a past commander with Amvets and Disabled American Vets.   

June was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Dianna Christianson, son James L. Abbott II, daughter Tammy Ruzicka, two sisters and five brothers.

June’s survivors include sons Timothy R.A. Abbott and Gerald A. Abbott, seven grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland on Monday, Sept. 10, at 1:30 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Home.