June Boyajian

A memorial gathering for June M. Boyajian, 77, Lawrence, KS, will be held from 4 -6 pm. Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.  She died January 1, 2011 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

She was born on December 22, 1933 in St. Johnsbury, VT, the daughter of Alan and Lea Byrd Woodworth.

June graduated from high school at Lyndon Institute in Vermont and later the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing and Boston University, in Massachusetts.

 She worked for 25 years as a Registered Nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. 

She was called to help people both personally and professionally. She served countless hours of service to the Lawrence community.  She volunteered for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, the Lawrence Public Library, Meals on Wheels, Lawrence Public Schools, and the American Red Cross.   In 2010, she received the Citizen Review Board’s Honorable Jean F. Shepherd Volunteer of the Year Award. 
June was a member of the 20th Century Club in Lawrence. 

She wed Howard Boyajian on June 27, 1959 in Lyndonville, VT. They moved to Lawrence in 1966 from Ohio.  He survives of the home. 

Other survivors include: their daughter, Julie Lind (Rick), Overland Park; their son, Mark Boyajian (Pamela), Charlotte, NC; sister, Joy Cummings, Essex Junction, VT; six grandchildren: Laura, Christopher, Patricia, Melissa, Michael, and Andrew. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to The Friends of Lawrence Public Library, sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

For those unable to meet with the family, the register book will be available from noon Monday until 9 p.m. Tuesday evening for your signature.

10 Condolences

  1. Cris Chaffin on January 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Julie and Mark,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both during this difficult time.

  2. Jennifer Conroy on January 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I knew June from the LMH Gift Shop. She was always such a classy woman who enjoyed helping others. I’m sorry for her family’s loss.

  3. Mark Praegerq on January 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

    So sorry to hear of June’s passing. She was a “rock” among nurses at LMH. I knew when June called me that it was important. Will miss her. Thinking of you, Howard, and your family.
    Dr. Praeger

  4. Connie Reynolds on January 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Julie and Family,

    My thoughts of you and your family are heavy in my heart. I would be glad to provide any support you need–please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Also, please know that your memories of your Mother will help you get through the following months. These memories of her unconditional love and support throughout your life, as well as your equally loving support, especially in the last several months, will provide comfort. Take care.

    Love, Connie

  5. Stephanie Dart on January 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Howard, Julie/Rick, Mark/Pam, and kids,
    The Darts send their love and support to you and the family. We have lost a mom and friend, but will keep her in our hearts forever. Love, Steph

  6. Rich Purpuse on January 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I remember June from my teens, what a beautiful woman she was inside and out. A real class act. Wonderful childhood memories from the many times our families were together. I myself now 61, was very saddened to hear of her passing. My sincere condolences to all the family.
    Love, your cousin, Rich Purpuse

  7. Mark McNown/Jacqui Reed on January 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Boyajians,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. June was such a great person. She was always kind and sweet to all of us kids when we were hanging out. She was one of the “cool” moms. I enjoyed seeing and visiting with her during our 30th LHS reunion this past summer. Our hearts go out to you all in this tough time. All our best, Mark and Jacqui.

  8. Anita Herzfeld on January 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Dear Howard,

    I cannot put into words how very sad I am to hear about June’s passing. She was definitely one of the greatest people I have ever met. I am distressed not to have been there to see her more often at the hospital, but comforted to have visited her before I left town.

    I send you my deepest condolences in the hope that I can greet you personally on my return to the US (I am now writing to you from Germany).
    Anita Herzfeld

    Anita Herzfeld, Professor
    The University of Kansas
    Center of Latin American Studies
    1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
    Bailey Hall Suite 320
    Lawrence, KS. 66045-7574
    Phone: (785) 864-4213
    Fax: (785) 864-3800

  9. Julie Lind on January 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I miss you, Mom.

  10. Julie Lind on January 6, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I miss you, Mom.

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