Our beautiful, loving mother Dorothy June Howard Prothero was born on June 24th in Santaquin, Utah to Leslie P. and Blanche Kay Howard. She passed away peacefully on January 8, 2011 in Provo, Utah, surrounded by her children.
June was born and raised in Santaquin and graduated from Payson High School. Her passion in life was raising her five children in their Provo, Utah home where she lived for the remainder of her life. She was an avid Utah Jazz fan and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. After her children were raised she attended college and earned a degree in nursing. She was employed through Utah State Training School and worked for several years at the Ann Siesta Villa rest home in Springville. She had a very big heart and loved caring for those around her whether they be people or animals.
She is survived by her siblings, Richard Howard, Tim Howard and Dennis (Sunny) Howard and her children LeeAnn (Wayne) Shepherd, Maureen (Dennis) Seamons, Lynn J. Prothero, Karen (Robin) Ewell, and Julie (Mark) Moulton, as well as her 20 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Leslie P. and Blanche Kay Howard, her brother Neil Howard and one great-grandson.
Private services were held on Tuesday and she was laid to rest at the Santaquin City Cemetery. She was the rock in our family and will be forever loved and missed. The family would like to thank the nurses at UVRMC as well as Dr. Michael Pearce and Dr. Heather Harrison for all their loving care.