Life Story / Obituary
A formidable woman, June Moll, 43, touched, moved and inspired all who were blessed to share time with her. As a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and friend June lived her life in service to others. Whether creating a delicious meal, jamming out to her favorite Rock songs, playing with her pets, or cheering on the people she loved, June embraced life fully. She welcomed Life’s joys and sorrows equally, wisely recognizing her strength to endure and continuing to give her heart to each day. Though her years were far too few, June’s powerful legacy will surely live on in the hearts and lives of those she loved.
The 1970s proved to be one of the nation’s most tumultuous times rocking with both thrilling highs and unnerving lows. News of the day included the end of the Vietnam War, the celebration of the free market, the establishment of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, the growing oil crisis, and the infamous Watergate Scandal. The New York’s World Trade Center became the tallest building in the world, while the newly constructed Sears Tower in Chicago was a close second. America’s swift culture changes moved fashion from wide-bell bottoms to wide lapels and wide ties, while young people’s hair grew longer, skirts grew even shorter. In the midst of these tense times, Kathy and Lee Logan found tremendous hope in the birth of their bright and beautiful daughter June on July 13, 1973.
Growing up in the community of Brightmoor June and her siblings, Lonnie, Allan, and Tia, enjoyed the comforts of their parents’ commitment to creating a loving family. June’s mother, Kathy, managed the home that not only afforded her children a solid childhood but also proved a sanctuary for several foster children. June’s father provided for the family as a maintenance worker. The family was solidly built on the time’s common middle- class values of family, hard work, and service to others. June's explorations strengthened these values by participating in Girl Scouts and while camping with her family.
As a teen, June attended Clarenceville High School where she particularly enjoyed listening to music and hanging out in the good company of her best friends, Season and Debbie. After graduating high school, June worked as a general manager for Burger King. Her talents as an effective change agent afforded her the opportunity to work at several failing stores. June knew how to analyze a situation, recognize what needed to be done, say what needed to be said, and create clear structures to assure success. Under June’s inspiring leadership the failing store soon found itself galvanized by her leadership and solidly moving in the right direction.
Nothing delighted June’s heart more than her family. June, with her husband Steven at her side, consciously created a loving home for her children. She had such a naturally warm, welcoming way that her children’s friends grew up considering June a second mother; without a doubt, young people knew they were safe in June’s heart. June delighted in her role as a skate mom, proudly taking her boys and their friends to the local skate park to practice their skills. She poured her heart into cooking and baking delicious meals to nurture her boys and enthusiastically supported all their endeavors. Her generous heart extended itself to her treasured dogs and her precious ferrets whom she embraced as her “babies.” June also relished in the privilege of her special role as godmother to her special goddaughter Leanna.
Favorite memories June held dear included being able to take her boys camping at 6 Flags, celebrating holidays with the extended family, attending rock concerts, cheering on her beloved Red Wings, Lions, and Wolverines, reading great books like Harry Potter, watching good Hallmark Christmas movies, and studying delicious cooking shows. June loved being able to Attend Rock on the Range, a three-day Rock Concert in Columbus, Ohio, with Steven the last three years and was very much looking forward to going again this May.
Not one to be easily intimidated by a challenge, with a warrior’s spirit, June responded to an initial stage 4 cancer diagnosis with her signature defiance. Despite the experts’ disheartening prognosis that she only had two weeks to live, June’s tenacity fueled a courageous battle that resulted in a remission and several more loving years with her family. Consistently positive, June also recognized the gifts in her challenges and generously chose to use her experiences to help lighten others’ burdens. Regardless of how sick she felt, she always found the energy to be a source of hope for others. She poured herself into positively cheering on fellow cancer fighters through Facebook and participating in Relay for Life.
Clearly, June lived a valiant and vibrant life. Her indomitable spirit radiated and provided deep comfort for all who loved her. The world is surely duller without her bright light. Nevertheless, June’s beautiful spark will continue to flicker in the hearts and lives of those she held most dear.
June Marie Moll, age 43, passed away peacefully surrounded by family February 11, 2017. Preceded in death by her daughter Kathleen, grandparents June and John Jackson and aunt Diane Jackson. Beloved wife of 23 years to Steven. Loving mother of Robert, Steven and Brendan. The dearest daughter of Kathleen and Finley Logan and sister of Lonnie, Allan and Tia. Cherished Godmother of Leanna. A dear friend of Chris, Season, Debbie, Lisa, Marsha and sister-in-law Sue. Family will receive friends Thursday from 2-7pm at Neely Turowski Funeral Home 30200 Five Mile (Between Middlebelt and Merriman), where a Memorial Service will be held at 7 pm.