Linda June Prewitt (Sebring-Peterson), 80, a resident of sunny San Diego, passed away at home on November 5th with her daughter at her side after a sustained illness.
This vivacious, sassy woman entered the world on July 9th, 1942, in Big Springs, Texas. Her family, including her two younger siblings Gary and Sharon, moved to San Diego when she was 10, and she graduated from Hoover High School in 1960 with her lifelong friend Linda (Wilkins) Ironfield.
A lover of music and dancing, it was only natural she married local musician Lanny Prewitt. She would dance at his gigs all over San Diego. They raised two children together, Jeff and Leah, before divorcing in 1985.
June’s 28-year career with the Telephone Company paved a path for other women. She began as a clerk with AT&T and worked her way up to become a manager at Pacific Bell after the breakup of AT&T. During this time, she forged deep bonds with “the girls,” Mona, Lynda and Millie, as their careers followed the same trajectory. After retiring, she devoted herself to an extremely fulfilling 20+ year partnership with the Kiwanis Club of San Diego. The support she was able to provide to the members of Kiwanis and their service to the community was truly her passion during those years.
June delighted in her four grandchildren. She played games, often marbles or dominos, with Kearra and Kyle and cherished their weekends together when they were young. She traveled the world with Jeremiah and Amanda and loved to tell stories of all she had seen in Alaska, Europe, the Middle East, and New Zealand. Eating crepes next to the Seine in Paris was probably her favorite story. She considered her six great-grandchildren an extra special blessing.
Her baby brother, Gary Peterson, and beloved sister-in-law, Lynnie Rue, sweetened her years with their abiding presence and friendship. Meeting her half-sister Sylvia and learning more about her birth father and connecting with her extended family in Texas was a comfort and a joy to her.
Linda June is now reunited with her precious Mama Mildred and her beloved Aunties Bernice Lee, Jessie Mae, and Lola Fay – who always doted on her as the center of their world. She is also hugging her sweet Sister-in-Law Sandee who was taken from us far too soon.
A simple graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at Noon at Singing Hills Memorial Park. June has requested that there be no additional flowers at the service. In lieu, she preferred donations be made in her honor to the Diabetes Association.