June Cooley Pitcher Stiman, 88, died May 7, 2013 in Jefferson.

Born June 25, 1924, in Washington to Cleber and Myra Whittier Cooley, June grew up in Washington and attended local schools, graduating from Cony High School in Augusta.

June married Ernest Pitcher in 1940, and together they raised their four children on the family farm. Ernest predeceased June 1955.

June married David Stiman in 1963, and helped him found Stiman Steel. She worked as the bookkeeper and manager for the Augusta business for many years.

June was a 50-year member of the Evening Star Grange in Washington and belonged to the VFW Auxilliary, O.E.S. She loved gardening, cooking, and feeding her family and extended family her homecooked meals, especially her pies. She also enjoyed her summer home, dancing, country music, camping, and traveling to Florida. She especially loved her dog, Abbey.

She was predeceased by her parents, her first husband, Ernest Pitcher; infant son, Anthony Pitcher; second husband, David Stiman; sisters, Betty Orff and Dorothy Moore; brothers, Cleber “Bud” Cooley, Jr. and Talbot Cooley.

June is survived by a sister, Patricia Creamer and her husband Earl, of Washington; a brother, Parker Cooley and his wife, Nancy, of Westminster, Mass.; sons Mark Pitcher of Augusta; Benjamin Pitcher and his wife, Sharon, of Sherman; Barry Pitcher and his wife, Joyce, of Washington; and her daughter Penny Guerin of Portland; as well as her stepchildren: Aaron Stiman and his wife, Anne, of Augusta, Harry Stiman, and his wife, Penny, of Augusta, and Carolyn Stiman, of Mahopac, N.Y.

June had eight grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank their cousins — Joyce, Sue, and Cathy — as well as a sister-in-law, Joyce, for their thoughtful visits and special time spent with June.

A service to celebrate June’s life will be held Monday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. Burial will follow in the Levensaler Cemetery in Washington. Contributions in June’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, NE Division, 1 Bowdoin Mill Road, Suite 300, Topsham 04086.

You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.