June C. (Brown) Castleberry Coleman, 88, died of natural causes on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont.
She was born on June 22, 1925, in Hinsdale, the daughter of Howard W. and Clara G. (Anderson) Brown. She lived her early years on the Missouri River on 9th Point. The family land was purchased by the Fort Peck Dam Project, so their buildings were burned and they moved to Glasgow in 1938. Her father was killed in an accident related to the dam construction and she lived with her mother and sister until graduating from Glasgow High School in 1942.
For graduation, her future husband sent her a train fare to Grants Pass, Ore. She lived and worked with her future in-laws while he was serving in the Navy. In June of 1943, she married C. Faxton Castleberry in Grants Pass. After his time in the Navy, they lived in Grants Pass and in 1946 moved to Glasgow where they operated the Northern Bloom Honey Company. In 1949 land for a home was purchased southeast of Glasgow near the Milk River Bridge. It was completed in 1958 and was sold in the late 1990s.
She moved to Heather Lane while her husband was in Valley View Nursing Home. Faxton passed away in 1995 and June married John Coleman in October of 2001 in Glasgow. They traveled to spend time with John's extended family in Texas.
She was a homemaker and she loved cooking and baking for others. She was very active in the First Baptist Church. She was a caregiver at heart, spending much time taking care of her first husband, her mother-in-law and her second husband. She loved gardening, and flowers were her favorite.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Faxton; one sister, Dorothy L. Brown; and two brothers, Warren H. Brown and Myron A. Brown.
Survivors include her husband, John Coleman, of Glasgow; one son, David Faxton Castleberry of Whitefish; two daughters, Diann Castleberry Hanson of Billings, and Janet Castleberry Ivers of Libby; one brother, Gordon J. Brown of Glasgow, 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Glasgow, followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.
Bell Mortuary of Glasgow was in charge of arrangements.