June Lochner Tucker, beloved wife, mother, and telephone operator in World War II, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2023, in Frederick, Maryland. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Maryland on July 26, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Elva and Howard Lochner.
June lived a long and happy life, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness that will forever be cherished. Her warm and caring personality touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She had an outgoing spirit and would go out of her way to help anyone in need.
After graduating from Frederick High School as part of the class of 1941, June dedicated herself to serving her country during World War II as a telephone operator. Her selfless service was greatly appreciated by all those she assisted during that time.
While June's career was important to her, being a mother and wife brought her the greatest joy. She poured love into everything she did for her family. Her cooking and baking were legendary among her loved ones, who eagerly looked forward to every meal she prepared. June took great pleasure in collecting recipes and creating delicious dishes that brought smiles to the faces of her family.
In addition to her culinary talents, June was well-known for her meticulous handmade dishcloths and scrubbies. She took pride in creating these unique items, which added a personal touch to every kitchen they graced.
Throughout her life, June enjoyed leisurely activities such as word searches and playing cards. These pastimes brought her much joy until she sadly lost her sight. Despite this challenge, she faced it with grace and continued to find ways to stay engaged with the world around her.
An active member of the community, June held membership at Mt. Pleasant United Church of Christ. Her faith was an integral part of her life and provided guidance and strength in times both good and difficult.
June's proudest accomplishment was undoubtedly her role as a devoted wife and mother. She was married to her beloved husband, James Eugene Tucker, for 66 years until his passing in 2010. Their love was a beacon of inspiration to all who knew them. June is survived by her loving daughter Linda McGinnes and her husband Robert, sons James Michael Tucker and wife Ana, and Timothy Richard Tucker and wife Cyndi.
June's memory will forever be cherished by her grandchildren: Brad Tucker, Jennifer Holler and husband Mike, Andrew McGinnes and wife Kristen, and Andrea Manchester. Additionally, she leaves behind cherished great-grandchildren Madyson, Maddox, Max McGinnes, and Jaxon Holler.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother, Howard Richard.
The life of June Lochner Tucker will be celebrated in two meaningful events. The visitation will take place on October 19, 2023, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Stauffer Funeral Home, located at 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, Maryland 21702. Following the visitation, a Celebration of Life will follow at 2:00pm.
June Lochner Tucker's departure from this world leaves behind a void that can never be filled. But as we mourn her loss, let us also celebrate the joy she brought into our lives. Forever remember her loving nature, empathetic spirit, and unwavering dedication to family and community.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Mt. Pleasant United Church of Christ, c/o Robert McGinnes, 1806 Beaver Creek Lane, Frederick, MD 21702, in memory of June's impactful life. Her legacy will live on through the memories shared by all those fortunate enough to have known this exceptional woman.
June Lochner Tucker will be deeply missed but never forgotten. May her soul rest in eternal peace.