A celebration of the life of June Erline Weibel, a 35-year resident of Elk Grove, Calif., will take place Sunday, May 19. Mrs. Weibel died May 12, 2013, at the age of 88.
She was born July 5, 1924, in Chandler and grew up there, moving to Camp Roberts in Southern California during World War II. There she met her future husband, Art Weibel, and the two were married Oct. 2, 1943.
Following the war and his discharge, they moved to Arizona where he worked for Hughes Air West, becoming district manager. Mrs. Weibel was a legal loan analyst in agriculture lending.
Upon retirement, they moved to Elk Grove to be near their only child, daughter Arlene Baer. In retirement, Mrs. Weibel became very active in her grandchildren's sports, manning many a hot dog stand during tournaments.
She was a member of the Senior Center of Elk Grove and enjoyed playing bingo and pinochle, also taking part in Elks Lodge
functions including the weekly spaghetti feeds.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Art Weibel; and siblings, W.C. Morman, Lawton Morman, Hazel Lee Adair and Sylvia Dickerson.
Mrs. Weibel is survived by her daughter, Arlene Baer and husband Henry, of Elk Grove; grandchildren, Ryan Baer and wife Isabel, also of Elk Grove, and Karen English and husband Tony, of Chico, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Maya and Jack English and Gavin and Owen Baer.
She was the sister of Charles, Arlan and Walter Morman, all of Texas, who drove to California to visit her just before her death.
Sunday's celebration will take place at the Baer home from 1 to 4 p.m., a 8751 Leo Virgo Court, Elk Grove, Calif.