The summer solstice comes each year around the 21st of June providing us the longest day of the year and assuring us a warm embrace for the next several months. Like her namesake month, Erma June Caver approached every day with similar warmth. A tireless worker, she started most every day pushing up the rising sun, and few days saw the sun have as much endurance. And for all of them, she kept a smile as warm as summer.
June Caver passed away February 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas, but her warmth and kindness will be remembered by all who knew her.
Caver was born September 6, 1921 in Bluff Dale, Erath County, Texas. She was the second of three children born to James Elva Carter and Dora Bell (Ramsay) Carter. She grew up on a ranch near Stephenville, Texas, where she rode a horse to school each day and tended the horses as part of her daily school duties.
In the mid 1940’s, Caver moved to Fort Worth, Texas. There she married Thomas Frederick (Fred) Caver, Sr. on March 26, 1954 and the couple soon moved to Metairie, La. June worked for the New Orleans office of John Hancock Life Insurance, Co. for 16 years until they both semi-retired in 1970. The couple then moved to Pike Co., Ark. where they worked together on their 800-acre farm growing grains and raising cattle. In 1978 they were named West Central District (of Arkansas) Farm Family of the Year. Fred was an avid quail hunter, and June was an avid spoiler of their many bird dogs.
In 2000, the couple sold their farm and made the most of full retirement in Granbury, Texas. In 2012, the couple moved to Cedar Park, Texas, and then to Lakeway, Texas to be closer to family. Fred and June were married until his death on December 15, 2014.
June Caver is survived by her stepson, Thomas Frederick Caver, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Linda Bauer Caver of Austin, Texas; grandsons Thomas Frederick Caver, III of Houston, Texas (and wife, Amber), and Russell Louis Caver of Austin, Texas (and wife, Bonnie); great grandchildren, Alyssa Leigh Caver and Andrew Joseph Caver of Houston, Texas, and Landry Russell Caver and Hogan Louis Caver of Austin, Texas; and niece, Cindy Lampley of Camden, Maine (and husband, Mike).
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at East Memorial Cemetery in Stephenville, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in June’s name to Alzheimer’s Texas (www.txalz.org), 3520 Executive Center Drive, Suite 140, Austin, TX, 78731, (512) 241-0420.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home (512) 263-1511. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com