June Ure Viavant, age 64, died peacefully at home Thursday, March 28, 1991 after a courageous four year struggle against cancer.
A very special thanks to Drs. Kushner, Buys, Eyre and Ward, to the caring nurses at the onocology clinic, and to Kara Pinell of Community Nursing Service. June spent many years as a school counselor and was a faithful member of the Salt Lake Friends Meeting. She was an active conservationist, serving six years as the National Secretary of the Sierra Club. She loved the outdoors, and was an avid backpacker, skier, river runner and hiker. She cared deeply about her fellow humans, about wilderness, and for our national heritage. She considered her greatest contribution, after raising her four sons, to be her role in preventing construction of the Trans-Escalante Highway and the protection of a future Escalante wilderness.June is survived by son, Peter and his wife, Robynne Snow, grandsons, Nathan, Noah and Nicolas, son, Steve and his wife, Lea Samuel, grandson, Daniel, granddaughter, Maya, son, Christopher and his wife, Susan, grandson, Robin, granddaughter, Vanessa, son, Timothy and his wife, Ellen Wood, grandsons, Samuel and Toby, her dear sister-in-law, Betty Ure and her family, her former husband, Bill, and her many friends.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at the First Unitarian Church, 569 South 1300 East in Salt Lake City. Rather than flowers, June requested donations to the American Friends Service Committee, C/O S.L.C Friends Meeting, 161 E. 200 North, S.L.C, Utah or to the Southern Utah Wilderness Committee, 436 Alameda Ave, SLC, Utah 84111.
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