June Sweat Desmond born January 29, 1928 passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on September 30, 2022 after 94 years of loving service to others. She was reunited with her husband R.Gale Desmond of 70 years.

Growing up in Center Creek Utah, she always considered herself a simple farm girl, but this humble farm girl touched more lives than she ever knew.

Three days after graduation, she married her high school sweetheart R.Gale Desmond in the Salt Lake Temple and moved to Salt Lake to begin their adventure together. They filled their home with kids and love. As a mother she was resourceful and inventive. Her life was one of selfless service. She could frequently be found delivering dinner, making visits to the hospital, or teaching herself Spanish to get to know her neighbors better.

She was a talented seamstress, her beautiful quilts were an anticipated gift as her kids and grandkids were married. Every Christmas her grandkids looked forward to homemade pajamas for themselves and many times for their dolls. The entire family always looked forward to her homemade candy, especially her famous turtles.

Together June and Gale built a legacy of love that includes 6 children, 27 grandchildren and 68 great grandchildren. Her service extended to family on both sides of the veil. She worked tirelessly on family history right up to the end.

From dancing in the kitchen, to countless love letters, from long walks always holding hands to building a family cabin together, their love story can now continue for eternity.

She is survived by her 6 children. Mike Desmond, Lynn (Sherrie) Desmond, Steve (Judy) Desmond, Karen (Leon) Oborn, Sandra (Frank) Faldmo, Dianne (Darin) Lee. 27 Grandchildren and 68 Great Grandchildren. Preceded in Death by Her sweetheart Gale Desmond, Daughter In Law Gwen Desmond, Grandchildren Aaron Desmond, Tracie Desmond, Jordan Lee and great grandchild Grayson Oborn

A viewing will be held on October 7, 2022 from 6-8 pm at the Larkin Mortuary-Downtown, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Funeral Services will be held at the Bayshore Chapel, 5899 Bayshore Drive, Stansbury Park, Utah. on October 8, 2022 at 11:00am with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30am-10:45am.

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Larkin Mortuary
260 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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Post Date

Oct 03, 2022

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94
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My condolences to the Desmond Family at this time. June was always so nice to me when I was little playing at her home with Karen and a leader of mine in the Cannon Ward. My parents, Jim and Dorothy always spoke highly of June and enjoyed serving together many decades ago.

My you find peace in remembering her kindness and enjoy this new angel in your lives.

Carolyn Fisher , Bountiful, UT, US Oct 11, 2022

My condolences to the Desmond Family at this time. June was always so nice to me when I was little playing at her home with Karen and a leader of mine in the Cannon Ward. My parents, Jim and Dorothy always spoke highly of June and enjoyed serving together many decades ago.

My you find peace in remembering her kindness and enjoy this new angel in your lives.

Carolyn Fisher , Bountiful, UT, US Oct 11, 2022

We are sorry to read that June has passed away. We got to know Desmond’s when we served in the Cannon Ward. We have known their boys for 47 years. We want to send out love to the Desmond family. We will be out of town and can’t attend the service.

Gypsy Hummel , West Jordan, UT, US Oct 06, 2022

We are sorry to read that June has passed away. We got to know Desmond’s when we served in the Cannon Ward. We have known their boys for 47 years. We want to send out love to the Desmond family. We will be out of town and can’t attend the service.

Gypsy Hummel , West Jordan, UT, US Oct 06, 2022

We are sorry to read that June has passed away. We got to know Desmond’s when we served in the Cannon Ward. We have known their boys for 47 years. We want to send out love to the Desmond family. We will be out of town and can’t attend the service.

Gypsy Hummel , West Jordan, UT, US Oct 06, 2022

We are sorry to read that June has passed away. We got to know Desmond’s when we served in the Cannon Ward. We have known their boys for 47 years. We want to send out love to the Desmond family. We will be out of town and can’t attend the service.

Gypsy Hummel , West Jordan, UT, US Oct 06, 2022

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