Elsa June Garrison passed away at her home in Fountain Green surrounded by family on Nov. 10, 2021.
June was born in Chicago, Lake County, Illinois at 5:05 pm on Aug. 14, 1928 to John and Frieda Taft. She graduated high school in June 1946 in Somerville, New Jersey.
Her first job after her parents moved west was in Harlingen, Texas as a local and long-distance operator for Bell Telephone. She was a model for the Ty Cobb TV show. After moving to the Bay Area, she worked in San Francisco, California at PT&T Law Office, at Pacific Telephone in Redwood City as a service representative, and was an amazing accountant and administrative assistant for both Stuart Floor Co. and Hart Pool Co., both of Redwood City, California.
In 1970 she moved with her family to Fountain Green, Utah, where she started out as a clerk but ultimately became the Postmaster of the Fountain Green Post Office. She retired from the Post Office in 1994.
June became known as “Grandma June,” and people came from all over Utah for her Halloween donut holes.
Surviving her are her children, John A. (Lori) Truitt; C. Ray (Allene) Truitt; Sheree L. (Arthur) Ontto; Julie G. (Paul) Robbins; Michelle D. Dye. Preceding her in death was one son, Henry J. White, this year on June 26th (interred July 29th).
Grandchildren are Cecillie (James) Bond, Nathan (Felicia) Truitt, Brian (Chantel) Truitt, Jeremy (Leah) Parkin, Shannon Parkin, Melissa Parkin, Joshua (Sydney) Parkin, Matthew Ontto, Karee Robbins, James Robbins, Brandon Robbins, Athena (David) McAdams, Lysette (Robert) Odekirk, Cara (Chris) Lamont, Julie Stoddard, Taylor Dye, Alia (Scott) Mendonsa, Tiffany White, Ben White, and 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral Services will be Friday, Nov. 19 at 11 AM with a viewing one hour prior and also Thursday evening 7 to 9 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 151 S 200 West, Fountain Green. A celebration of her life is scheduled for a later date.