Mary “June” (Vaught) Hiaumet entered into peace on August 16, 2015. She was 79 years young! June was born June 4, 1936 in Mena, Arkansas, to Haskell “Shine” Vaught and Grace Garrison Vaught. June was raised in Mena. After school she worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell and as a clerk for Reynolds Variety Store.
June married Joe Hiaumet October 1, 1960. They had 2 children, Billy Joe and Margaret, who were both born in Mena. June and her family moved to Tulsa for a few short years before returning to Arkansas and living in Acorn. A few years later they bought a chicken farm and moved to Pencil Bluff, Arkansas. This farm consisted of 30,000 birds. She loved telling people that just to see their faces. In her spare time, June enjoyed selling Avon and Tupperware and made it to the President’s Club several years. She made a great effort to be involved in her children’s lives, sometimes way too much, just ask them! She was at every school party during the early years supplying whatever treats and supplies were requested of her. She was PTA President for many years, organized the Halloween Carnival for many years, ran the concession stands for baseball/softball games for many years….do you see the pattern? Everyone loved June and was always willing to lend a hand whenever she called. She always made sure ALL kids traveling to ballgames were fed and kept in line. She was also the chauffer for any parents that wanted to travel to the away games. On a few occasions, an ambulance to transport hurt or sick players to the hospital or just to let them stretch out in the back of the suburban after a tough game.
June’s family has always been a source of pride for her. When the grandbabies came along, she could always be found with at least one of them at any time. Her grandchildren called her Gurney, which caught on with all the local kids too. She became Gurney June to everyone! June made several trips to Denver to spend time with her ailing sister and many trips to Idaho to spend time with her daughter and her family.
June’s life was full of love for her family and community. She was always busy and enjoyed every minute of it. She was blessed to have many friends and to have the kids she watched grow up, stay in touch with her as they started their families. Even when she got to where she didn’t get to go very much, she would still tell you who was doing what, where they lived and just about anything else you wanted to know.
June was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hiaumet, her parents, Haskell and Grace Vaught, her mother-in-law, Irene Hiaumet, her sisters, Virgina Klafka and Freddie Ayres, her brothers, C.B.Vaught and Tony Vaught, her nephew Nick Vaught and her brother-in-law, Paul Smith.
June is survived by her son, Bill Hiaumet and wife Kelli of Oden, Arkansas and their children and grandchildren Nicole Renard of Texarkana, Isaac, Isiah and Stella
Dustin Hiaumet and wife Beth of Cabot, Arkansas, Dillon and Braelynn Hiaumet, and Joe Hiaumet of Oden, Arkansas; her daughter, Margaret Hawk of New Plymouth, Idaho and her children and grandchildren, Mandy Mansor of Boise, Idaho and Cambri Leis, Michael Michelle Mansor of New Plymouth, Idaho and Preston; her brother, Ronnie Vaught and wife Sandra of Deer Park, Texas; her sisters, Barbara Obenberger of Deer Park, Texas, Judy Hines of Aurora, Colorado, Kathy Clyma and husband John of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation with family and friends will be today (Wednesday, August 19, 2015), from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Nunley, Arkansas. Interment will follow in the Nunley Cemetery in Nunley under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Mike Ayres, Darren Ayres, Ric Obenberger, Cluck Kllafka, Jay Vaught, Shane Medford, Steven Vaught, Brent Hines, Honorary pallbearer will be Aaron Obenberger, Carl Hill, Preston Klutts and John Bernardini.