Junille Shepardson

Sep 03, 2013
Junille "Juni" Shepardson

Rockland — Junille (Juni) Glenda Wieting Shepardson of Rockland passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.

Juni was born in Texas April 12, 1944, the daughter of Rev. Wilson and Viola Wieting.

She is survived by many loving family members: her husband of 25 years, Jed; daughters (Tanya) Kristin Collins of Camden and Tina Taylor and her wife Kristen Ripley of Maynard, Mass.; stepson Eric Shepardson and his wife Magda of Jackson, Mich.; grandchildren Josh Dean, Zachary Collins, and AJ Collins of Camden, Lindsey Shepardson of Owensboro, Ky. and Natalie Shepardson of Jackson, Mich.; brother David Wieting and his wife Nancy of Fredricksburg, Texas; sisters Vivian Wieting White and her husband Don of Conroe, Texas and Ruth Wieting and her husband Håkan Joelson of Umea, Sweden; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Juni found great joy in so many endeavors. She celebrated her love for music by directing choirs and the Windjammer Barbershop Chorus, playing percussion with the Mid Coast Community Band, and singing from her heart. Juni had lunch dates almost every day of the week, and kept in regular touch with countless relatives and friends near and far. She loved to be creative with sewing, quilting, and crochet. Juni loved Mexican food, and good old ice tea with extra ice. On Sundays during football season, she could be found at home cheering loudly for the New England Patriots and Texas A&M. She could also be found watching March Madness and the Red Sox. She treasured time spent with her adoring grandchildren. Every year, Juni looked forward to a day trip with her daughters, Kristin and Tina, to the Jordan Pond House at Acadia National Park for tea and popovers.

Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Peoples United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel St., South Thomaston. A celebration of life funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockland, 345 Broadway (Route 1A), Rockland.

Full obituary and online condolences can be found at directcremationofmaine.com.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Debra L Whittier | Sep 04, 2013 16:02

I didn't know Juni well, but my Mom and I met her at a group meeting at the Knox Center.  She was kind, compassionate and thoughtful - her generosity and warm spirit will be remembered by both my Mom and myself.  My thoughts and sympathies to the family of this very lovely woman.

Posted by: Martha Johnston-Nash | Sep 03, 2013 23:49

Juni was an integral part of the MidCoast community, both thru her musical interests and church connections. It was always a pleasure to run into her. Most recently was at a Harborside Harmony rehearsal at the Knox Center, where she was recouping from knee replacement. She thoughtfully critiqued our chorus and gave us some helpful advice. My thoughts and prayers especially for Jed who has lost not just a partner but caregiver. God bless, rest in peace.

Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Sep 03, 2013 17:41

A great loss for the community, families and her many friends. She will be missed by many.

Love and blessings to the family,

Mickey McKeever

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