In Memoriam: June Del Mina Antell


June Del Mina Antell,”Granny”, passed away peacefully on Aug. 16, 2017, of natural causes. June was a resident of Canyon Lake since 1989. She was a member of Twirlers Square Dance Club, the Roadrunners RV Club and the Canyon Lake Art Association. She had an art studio/gallery in the Canyon Lake Towne Center where she taught several local residents how to oil paint. She was an accomplished artist and teacher. Her hobbies included interior decorating, beading, gardening and sewing everything, including the unique costumes she created for the many social events she and her late husband attended throughout their 72 years of marriage.

June was a loving and devoted homemaker with a cheerful and energetic personality. She always had a positive outlook on life. She loved helping others and never complained about anything. In recent years, June has suffered from Dementia, but still remained cheerful and positive until her passing.

June was born in Evansville, Indiana on June 5, 1924. When she was a teenager, she moved to San Diego, CA, to live with her aunt. While attending high school, June met “the love of her life,” Robert Antell. They were married in June 1942. By 1950, she had four children and was a busy mom raising her family in Lemon Grove, CA.

In 1965, with only one child left at home, she relocated to Huntington Beach, CA, after Robert was offered a better paying position at North American Aviation in Downey, CA. She lived in Huntington Beach until Robert retired in 1989 and they moved to Canyon Lake, CA, to live out the remaining years of their life.

June is proceeded in death by her husband Robert Antell and oldest son Danny Antell . She is survived by her daughters Judy Lee Antell and Carol Hauser, son Benny Antell and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

June was loved by everyone who knew her and will forever be in their hearts.

Services will be held Sept. 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Miller-Jones Mortuary in Sun City, CA.