June A. Burrowes (nee Davis)

June A. Burrowes (nee Davis) of Waukesha, formerly of England and Bermuda, found eternal peace Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in Brookfield.

June was born in 1921 in Brighton, England. She was raised and lived in Oxford until conscripted into the Royal Army to serve during World War II, where she performed range-finding calculations for an anti-aircraft battery on the southern coast of England. Following the war, she returned to her position as assistant to Sir Basil Blackwell in the bookselling and publishing business. She subsequently earned her teaching certificate at Worcester Training College.

In 1954, she set sail for Bermuda to teach. Once there, she met Sydney Burrowes and, in 1955, they were married and their three children were born in Bermuda. June fondly remembered Bermuda as some of the happiest days of her life. When Sid was offered a permanent position with AquaChem in Waukesha, the family left in 1966 for new adventures in America.

In 1974, June took a position at GE Medical Systems in Waukesha as a secretary, retiring in 1991. In the early 1970s she began her active involvement with Waukesha Civic Theatre, appearing in a number of productions over the years, something she had also relished in both England and Bermuda. Once no longer acting, she regularly worked in the box office at Waukesha Civic Theatre. In retirement, she stayed active with friends, golfing, vacationing and exercising.

She was the beloved mother of Alison (John) Olsen, Stephen (Sandra) Burrowes and Karen (Ken) Reichert and the dearest Nana to Katy, Lauren, Brett, Spencer, Graham, Megan, Sarah, Heather, Ken and Kristin. She is also survived by nieces, a nephew, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service Saturday, Nov. 6, at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, N27-W24000 Paul Court, Pewaukee, WI 53072. The Rev. Tom Papazoglakis will be officiating. A tea reception will follow the service.

Memorial donations in June’s name are appreciated to the Waukesha Civic Theatre, P.O. Box 221, Waukesha, WI 53187-0221; or to the Humane Animal Welfare Society, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

Her family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Avalon, Care-Age of Brookfield, Assist@Home and Allay Home & Hospice for their loving care and assistance at the end of June’s life.

To see photos or leave remembrances of June, visit www.facebook.com and use the search bar to locate the page, In Loving Memory of June Burrowes.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home is serving the family. For the online obituary, cards of condolence or directions, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com or call 542-6609.