June Ann Cook Poole, 59, climbed up onto Papa’s lap on May 23rd, 2019. Her soulmate and husband of 39 years, Charles Roy Poole III (Chuck) was by her side.
June was born and grew up in the suburbs north of Chicago. She was the youngest sister of Rod, Russ, Polly Maiman, Reid, Janie Croker, Jill Buckmaster and the late Cari Andre. June graduated from Libertyville High School in 1978, where she was a gifted high school student and athlete in golf and softball. Within her first week of freshmen year at Texas Tech University, June met Chuck in the lobby of Stangle-Murdough dormitory. From that moment, June and Chuck’s lives were changed forever. The two were married the summer of 1980.
June famously led a full life of many adventures; from Texas, to Ohio to China to Italy and all points in between! She was a catalyst for organizing, arranging and selling countless “growth opportunities” for her huge tribe of friends. Her motto was, “If you aren’t living on the edge, you are taking up too much space.” Her life was defined by saying YES!
Her grandest achievement was being mother to three boys; Charles “Chase” Roy IV (wife Ellen), the late Henry “Hank” and Holden James. Her love extended beyond the universe for these guys. She was also proud to be second mom, “Mama June”, to countless other young people. Her one rule was, “once you graduate high school, call me June not Mrs. Poole.”
June’s well-known generosity for giving had no boundaries. She had many personal blessings in her life and taught the world how to share. One of those blessings was her talent for generating stories. Her ability to tell a story was only surpassed by her writing gift; such an active mind, such a creative mind, such a BEAUTIFUL mind.
A Celebration of June’s Life gathering will be announced and held at a later date.
A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Euclid for their exceptional and compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in June’s name to your favorite charity.
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I can not count all the ways in which June positively affected my life. I’m forever grateful to have had such a wonderful friend.
The entire Poole family are in our thoughts. June was a beautiful soul! Love, Steve Harman and Kelly Powers
Heartfelt prayers for all who knew and loved June. Her light was bright and it felt good to be in it’s glow.
June was an inspiration for all of us. Every positive description of a life well lived applies to our June. She is my forever friend and I will think of her with love. To know I will never see her and “chat” with her for hours on end will be very difficult. June is obviously in a better place and I am a better person for having known her, loved her, and been loved by her. I will miss her every day for the rest of my life.
Chuck, deepest condolences on the loss of June, your best friend. Prayers to you and the family during this most difficult time.
I will miss you June, the card which you wrote to me in 2016 still on my refrigerator and I will keep it forever. I’m upset cause I won’t see you in face again, but you beautiful smiling is carved in my mind and keep encouraging me when I am too tired to give up. Chuck, please keep inspiring your life and that is what June wants. Be happy, June, Miss you.
Chuck and family,
June was wonderously smart, funny and giving. She will be dearly missed but also so fondly remembered.
Love to you all,
Dan & Ellen Smith
Dear Family of June,
I was a neighbor, classmate at Oak Grove, played games in yard with the Beres family, next door neighbor. I had a late night idea to look up old remembrances. Life never seems to go the way we plan. I just want the family to know how much she laughed, smiled and was a lovely young lady. I haven’t forgotten her smile even though it has been 50 years.