June L. Dempsey, 79, of Orange, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, at her residence.

Memorial services to remember her life will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Jeff Bell, officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

June was born on June 1, 1932 in Longacre, W.V. to her parents, Claude Ray Kelley, Sr. and Evelyn Mae (Zickafoose) Kelley, she was a resident of Orange for 53 years and she worked as a clerk at Ike’s Grocery and the Kountry Korner Stores in Orange and with the V.F.W. Post 2775 in Orange.

June will be remembered by her family as a hard worker who raised her family within simple means and she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her work she was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary.

June is preceded in death by her parents and numerous siblings.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Jackie Denham and husband, Bryan of Orange; her sons, Michael R. Dempsey and wife, Marie of Orange and Steven L. Dempsey and wife, Carolyn of Orange; her sisters, Mildred Couch and husband, Melvin of Hammond, Indiana, Barbara Couch of Hammond, Indiana, Joan Whittington of Oak Hill, W.V. and Gail Sheets of Tennessee; her brother, Charles Kelley and wife, Barbara of Virginia; her grandchildren, Tiffany Richards and husband, Clay, Christen Trahan and husband, Brandon, Josh Dempsey and wife, Lauren, Seth Pickering, Katy Dempsey, Nicole Denham, Taylor Dempsey and Keleigh Dempsey; her great grandchildren, Laikyn, Kinzi, Landon, Zane, Rylan, Alyssa, Brenton, Emmerson and one on the way.

June is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. June’s family wishes to give the greatest of thanks to the following people for their loving care of their mother and grandmother during her final days, Cristi Fall with Southeast Texas Hospice in Orange, Dr. Michael N. Amsden, M.D. also with Southeast Texas Hospice and Dr. Manuel Hababag.

For those who desire memorial donations, please make a donation in memory of June to Southeast Texas Hospice, Post Office Box 2385, Orange, Texas 77631-2385, 409-886-0622 or The United Way of Orange County, Post Office Box 1583, Orange, Texas 77631-1583, 409-883-3591.