Sr. June Thomas, OSH (June Helen Stone Todd), 87, died on Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was born on June 7, 1934 in Detroit MI to Harry Stone and Ruth Woolf Stone. She received BA and MA degrees in mathematics from the University of Michigan and continued graduate studies in mathematics at the University of Cincinnati. In August of 1956 she married William Lewis Todd, Jr. The marriage was dissolved in 1976. Sr. June Thomas worked as a computer programmer for Project Michigan and for the Palm Beach Clothing Company.
In 1981 she entered the Order of Saint Helena and took her life vow in 1986, living in convents in Vails Gate NY, Seattle WA, Augusta GA and North Augusta SC. For many years she was responsible for the guest house and the kitchen in those houses and served as treasurer and secretary of the Order. She studied Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in Seattle and Augusta, leading to ministry in chaplaincy at Fircrest School and Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Goldwater Hospital in Manhattan, Eisenhower and University Hospitals in Augusta, Horton Hospital in Middletown NY and Brandon Wilde in Augusta.
Choral singing was an important part of her life. She sang at Christ Church Episcopal in Cincinnati and with the Cincinnati Festival Chorus as a founding member. She sang with the Orange County Classic Choral Society and the choir of the First Presbyterian Church in Washingtonville NY, as well as with the choir of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, the Augusta Choral Society and the choir of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Augusta. She also performed with the Good Shepherd Recorder Consort. Additionally, she enjoyed crafting stained glass figures.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy Todd Jaeger of Cincinnati OH, her son Andrew David Todd of Morgantown WV, and her sister-in-law Susan Stone of Southport NC, as well as several nephews, nieces, and cousins. Her brother, Gerald Sherwin Stone predeceased her in 2010.
Her graveside service will be held at the Order of Saint Helena Cemetery on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM.
Memorial donations may be made to the Order of Saint Helena www.osh.org.