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Lillian June Bickford

January 24, 1925 - May 23, 2023


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    Dave Bays says

    Aunt June, you were so special to me and always be. Time has come to join pookie and uncle Mervin.
    Love n miss you

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    Daniel says

    Great-grandma was greatly loved by her great-grandchildren. Elias was always so excited to see his tiny grandma and tiny great-grandma. Annalisa and Madelyn loved her stories and pies. Her warm smiles and the joy in her eyes was evident when they were all together. We will miss her very much, but cherish the moments they were able to share.

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    Rowan says

    I remember that every time we visited Great Grandma June, we would always greet her with smiles, hugs, and small conversations. It feels very strange to know that I won’t be able to do that anymore, and I will miss her very much.

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Lillian June Bickford, 98, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2023. She was born on January 24, 1925, to Allie Thomas Garnett and Gertrude Alice (McLaughlin) Garnett, the fourth of six children, born in Gentryville, Indiana.

June graduated from Gentryville High School.

June married the love of her life, Earl Bickford, and together they created a beautiful life with their two children, Paul and Barbara. Earl built their home and they shared wonderful memories with their children. They stood together with the Lord’s help through the loss of their son. June and Earl were the last couple of Paradise, Indiana, who were chivalried on their wedding night.

June was talented in quilting and made many lovely pieces.

June was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She greatly enjoyed spending quality time with her loved ones.

June is survived by her daughter Barbara Jeffords; grandchildren Brian (Elisabeth) Jeffords, Mark (Cheriè) Jeffords, Daniel (Emily) Jeffords; great-grandchildren Victoria, Alexander, Oliver, Annalisa, Jack, Madelyn, Rowan, Emmeline, Eleanor, Elias, Evangeline; numerous extended family and friends.

Along with her parents, June is preceded in death by her loving husband Earl Bickford; her son Paul Bickford; and son-in-law John Jeffords.

Visitation will be from 11am until the time of service at 1pm on June 1st, 2023 at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park.