June Adele Smith Harker b. 5 May 1922

Harker, June A. Smith b. 1922 young

Unflinching Courage pp. 243-244

June Adele Smith was born May 5, 1922, at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She is the granddaughter of John and Lois A. Smith Bushman. At the age of eight she moved from Canada with her family to Salt Lake City, Utah, continuing her schooling in Salt Lake City until 1934, when she went with her family to spend four years at Palmyra, on the  Cumorah Farm, New York. While in New York state she took part in the pageant held annually at Hill Cumorah. She moved with her family to Provo, Utah, where she graduated from Brigham Young High School and attended Brigham Young University for two years.

After working in Civil Service two years she married William Meeks Harker on November 10, 1943, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married by Nicholas G. Smith. They have made their home at Shelley, Idaho, on a farm. Her church work includes serving as a teacher and chorister in the Primary, teacher in the Sunday School, counselor and chorister in the Y.W.M.I.A., teacher, chorister and first counselor in the Relief Society, the latter position being at present time. She received the Golden
Gleaner award in 1952. She has served as PTA president and on the election board of her precinct during election years.  She began singing in trios at the age of 15 and still enjoys this activity. She sang with 560 Singing Mothers from Idaho and Wyoming at the October, 1955, General Conference in Salt Lake City.

Harker, June A. Smith b. 1922 with William

June Adele Smith and William Meeks Harker

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