Brown, June Kay: Walking On

San Mateo, California

Funeral services were held for JUNE KAY BROWN, 63, at the Wa-A-‘Yas Community Center in Kamiah, Idaho. June was born June 9, 1949, in San Francisco, California. She passed away April 27, 2012, in Spokane, Washington.
    
June was a Nez Perce tribal member. Growing up in San Mateo, she spent virtually all her summers in Kooskia, where she loved to swim and explore. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California-Berkeley, a Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, and a Master’s in Public Health from U.C. Berkeley. June was an accomplished ballerina who danced professionally for the San Francisco Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet and the New York City Ballet, which took her on travels throughout the country and to Europe. She later worked as the program director for the State Bar of California’s Lawyer’s Personal Assistance Program before moving to Spokane in 1994. June raised Swedish Warmblood horses and owned and operated the White Hawk Equestrian Center. She also served as executive director of the Native Health Clinic in Spokane, and as an assistant professor of Sociology at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. (Ta’c Tito’oqan News, June 2012)
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