June Carol Rivett Harder,
67, of Nampa, died Monday, January 1, 1996, of cancer. A
memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January
4, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Paul
Mathews, S. M., officiating. Private interment will be held
at Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Persons-Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
June was born in Nampa on June 13, 1928, the daughter of
Addelore "Red" and Georgia Stoddard Rivett at the family home
on E. Greenhurst Road. She attended Catholic Schools through
the eighth grade, then entered Nampa High School, where she
met her future husband, Keith Harder, during her sophomore
year. June graduated from Nampa High in 1946, and in 1948 she
and Keith were married at St. Paul's Catholic Church.
During the early years of their marriage Keith and June
lived in Pocatello and Boise, returning to Nampa in 1962.
June worked as a sales clerk and a dental assistant, but her
heart was always centered on home and family. After she and
Keith adopted their three children, Steve, Scott and Dana, she
remained at home as a fulltime mother and homemaker.
Keith's job as a salesman often required him to be out of
town, leaving June to transport the children to their various
games, practices, and school activities. Somehow she always
made time for her children, friends, and family members. She
was devoted to her parents throughout their lives, always
there with her love and helping hand.
Her home was always open to friends and family, and it
reflected her love of interior decorating and collecting
beautiful things; she would often begin planning her next
project before the last one was finished, and she was tireless
when it came to painting, wall-papering, or rearranging
June loved to travel, and over the years she visited
friends and family all over the United States. She explored
the Oregon Coast with Jeanne, her sister, friend and traveling
companion, and she enjoyed accompanying Keith on business
Always faithful to send a timely gift, flowers, or note of
encouragement, June's generous heart was especially evident at
Christmas time. She delighted in making the holidays magical
for her children and grandchildren, friends and family,
decorating, cooking and shopping for that perfect gift for
June's warm, accepting heart, her optimism, and her
unfailing sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Keith of Nampa; a son and
daughter-in-law, Steve and Pat Harder of Boise; a daughter and
son-in-law, Dana and Roger Marose of Nampa; and six
grandchildren; two brothers, Bruce Rivett and his wife, Arlene
of Grass Valley, Calif., and Kenneth Rivett and his wife, Mary
of Nampa; a brother-in-law, Donald White of Nampa; and
numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
June was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Scott
Andre' Harder; and her sister, Jeanne Rivett White.
If desired, a memorial may be made in lieu of flowers to
Hagelin Hospice House, 424 13th Ave. S., Nampa, Idaho 83651;
or St. Paul's Endowment Fund, 2207 E. Greenhurst, Nampa,