Mary June Beecroft
Mary June Atkinson Beecroft, known as June, was born in 1935, in Wheeling, Ohio County, W. Va., the only child of Earl Clifford Atkinson (1893-1988) and Mary Maud Anderson Atkinson (1902-1945) of Roney’s Point, W. Va. She attended Triadelphia Grade School, Elm Grove, and graduated from Triadelphia High School, Wheeling, W. Va. in 1952.
In June 1955 she graduated from the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in Wheeling, W. Va. as a Registered Nurse. She was employed at that hospital for a time, and later at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.
Sept. 9, 1954, June was married to Floyd Dale Beecroft at Roney’s Point United Presbyterian Church by Rev. John Gray. Mr. Beecroft’s parents were Floyd Edmund Beecroft (1910-1992) and Lorena Janet Boyd Beecroft (1912-2003) of Elm Grove, W. Va.
In 1956, Dale and June moved from West Virginia to Phoenix, Ariz., where their two sons were born, Allen (Marcie) Dale in 1957 and David (Karen) Robert in 1958. Two grandchildren also joined the family later, Daniel Robert Beecroft in 1984 and Kelli Ann (Scott) Beecroft Parker in 1985; great-grandson Caiden Scott Parker was born in 2011.
Dale retired in 1990 after a career of 35 years with Arizona Public Service Company of Phoenix, Ariz. In 1993, Dale and June moved from Phoenix to Payson, Ariz. to enjoy their retirement in that small mountain town. Their son Allen died in Phoenix in 2009.
June is a life member of the Northern Gila County Genealogical Society.
A memorial service may be scheduled at a later date. For details, contact Messinger Payson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 379, Payson, AZ 85547 or call (928) 474-2800.