E. June Hill Cooper

E. June Hill Cooper, 83, of Williamsport, passed away March 20, 2014. Born on April 28, 1930, in Montgomery, to Mary Elizabeth and Nelson Hill, June grew up in Williamsport and lived there until 2012, when she moved to California to be closer to her daughter, Elizabeth Cooper Candelario.

June graduated from Williamsport High School in 1948 and went on to receive her nursing degree from Temple University. While working as a nurse at Temple University Hospital, June met her future husband of 59 years, Dr. Kenneth Lanterman Cooper. After they married, they resided in Philadelphia while Kenneth completed his residency. When his schooling was through, Kenneth and June moved to Williamsport, where Kenneth opened his medical practice and served as a physician for 37 years.

Much ado has been made of the wonderful contributions of Dr. Cooper to their beloved community, but it is important to note that none of it would have been possible without the love and support of his devoted wife June. In addition to raising two children, Elizabeth and Todd Kenneth Cooper, June volunteered with the Junior League, Medical Auxiliary, and many other community efforts. She found the perfect home for the expression of her faith, her passion for singing, and her enduring love of children in First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years, and spent a great deal of time overseeing the Church’s nursery. She was an accomplished homemaker, hostess, gardener, and quilter. June will be remembered by all as a wonderful mother, a loyal friend, and a dedicated and selfless community member.

Preceded in death by her husband, son, and sister, Carol Marie Busch, June is survived by her daughter; daughter-in-law, Jody Cooper; and two grandchildren, Cody and Caitlin Candelario. Elizabeth, Cody and Caitlin are very grateful for the opportunity they had to spend time with her while she lived in California.

A celebration of her life will be held in Williamsport in June, details of which will be published in this newspaper soon. Donations in her name may be made to the James V. Brown Children’s Library. All donations will be matched by the family.

Submitted by family.