Graveside services will be held at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery Thursday, January 31 at 10 a.m., for Betty “June” Walgenbach, 88, of Gridley.
June was born December 17, 1924 and passed away on January 26, 2013. In her younger years, June raised registered quarter horses and always had a love for good horses. June always enjoyed watching her nephews and grandsons rope at the rodeos and her grandchildren show cattle.
She worked as a secretary for the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale for 15 years. She worked as secretary of the Quarter Horse Show at the Cow Palace for 15 years. She was secretary for the National Reined Cow Horse Association for 21 years where her husband Jake was the CEO. She also worked at the Butte County Fair as secretary of the livestock office off and on for 15 years where her husband Jake was Fair Manager.
She was preceded in death by her dad Ollie Lee Eidson; her mother Bea Eidson; brothers Orville, Carl, Ike and George Eidson; her sisters Mildred Brown and Lucille Armstrong and her husband of 40 years Jake Walgenbach.
She is survived by a son, Tom Johnson and wife Tori from Colusa and a daughter Cindy Johnson and husband Frank from Coalinga. She has six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.