June Carol Schultz, 87, of Denver, NC passed away on September 12, 2023.
June was born in Mineola, NY on January 26, 1936 to the late Louise E. Strunck and William D. Strunck.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Schultz, Jr.; brother, Gregg Strunck and brother, Gary Strunck.
She is survived by her son, Gregory W. Schultz; grandson, William C. Schultz; great-grandson, Jackson M. Schultz.
She was an artist who loved drawing trees and doing landscape oil paintings.
She was a master cook in the kitchen. She believed in ignoring cookbooks and overcooking everything until it chewed like rubber so you would never get sick because all the germs would be nuked.
She taught me table manners and how to use a napkin. You would pretend to cough and spit the food into it. If anyone would like a copy of her homemade hotdog stew recipe, I would suggest you don’t.
She was world-renowned for being dogmatic, not holding back her opinion and had a knack for sharing it in inappropriate ways and at inappropriate times.
This might be a good time to mend fences.
• Having drug resistant epilepsy since I was a young girl, I learned to use my condition as an excuse for my bad behavior. I apologize to those I hurt with my harsh words.
• To my late husband Walter. You really were a saint who had the patience of Job. I regret choosing to finish my breakfast just down the hall from your room when the nurse told me you were about to die. I should have sat with you, held your hand and said goodbye.
• I wish that I had focused more on being grateful. When you're ungrateful, you're not concentrating on the good aspects of your life, leaving you resentful and even angry. You're scanning for what's missing, making choices based on what is lacking rather than what you have to work with, which can really go against your path to true happiness.
Following her wishes, there will not be a service, but well-wishers are encouraged to write a note of farewell. If you’d like to make a donation in her memory, please do so at Heifer International (www.heifer.org).