Obituary for June D. Wendell
June D. Wendell, 85 of Palm Harbor passed away December 26, 2017. She was born on December 5, 1932 to Robertie and Ross C. Dresser, the second of three children. She was raised in upstate New York where she met and married William J. Wendell (Bill) on June 18, 1955. She was employed by Niagara Power & Light and in later years by Republic Bank. She was a past member of the Palm Harbor Eagles Club.
June was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Family dinners were very important to her. She enjoyed cooking and often hosted holiday and Sunday dinner and an annual after church Christmas Eve open house. She also enjoyed traveling with her family in the RV. Many trips were to the Smokey Mountains where she loved shopping, touring the arts and craft communities, where she often purchased salt and pepper shakers or wood carvings. Birthdays were often spent camping at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness campground. She loved to see all holiday decorations and the Christmas trees in the hotels. Her granddaughter, Autumn, was her pride and joy! She loved watching her ride her horse, playing the piano and watching movies together. As a young child she and her sister would play in the creek by their house with their childhood friends.
She is survived by her daughter Michelle (Gary) Reinhardt; sister, Joan Dye; granddaughter, Autumn Paige Reinhardt; niece, Vicky; nephews, Scott and Danny.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Wendell and sister, Jean Dresser.