Bishop, W. June (Knisely) (June 6, 1919 - August 29, 2008)

June Knisely Bishop


Douglas Budget - September 3, 2008

W. June Knisely Bishop, 89, of Cheyenne passed away at her home in Cheyenne on Aug. 29.

She was born June 6, 1919, on the Antler Ranch near Sunshine Post Office west of Meeteetse. June was raised in Worland, graduating from Worland High School in 1937 as valedictorian. She attended University of Wyoming as a home economics major from 1937-42, with a year's lapse due to illness. In college, June was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, served on the board of the Associated Women Students and in the Student Senate and was a member of Spurs.

June married Floyd Albert Bishop on May 9, 1942, in Worland. After a number of Army base homes, the Bishops settled in Wyoming. While living in Lander in the 1950s, she was a Cub Scout den mother and a member of the Board of the Lander Methodist Church. The family moved to Cheyenne in 1963 when Floyd was appointed Wyoming State Engineer. June was a homemaker and mother of three sons, one of whom, Jay Clark Bishop, passed away in 1986.

She was an avid golfer in her younger days and loved playing bridge with her friends. She was a member of the Cheyenne Country Club and a member of PEO Sisterhood, Chapter Z.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Floyd; sons Richard and his wife Marlene of Cheyenne, David and his wife Helen of Moran; granddaughters Amber Mornes, Wendy Kalish, Tammy Aumiller, Kayla Bishop and Jenna Bishop; one grandson Jay Bishop, seven great-grandchildren; and sister Maxine Stine of Worland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A.J. and Mabel Knisely; brother Vern Knisely; and sisters Dorothy Hinckle, Ethel Bonine and Vonola Clary. June loved her family and was a caring, sweet soul who will be greatly missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her.

Schrader Funeral Home is conducting the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at the chapel. Burial will be in the Bishop family plot in Douglas Cemetery with a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. that same day.

Memorials may be given to the Cheyenne Botanical Gardens, 710 S. Lion's Park Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82001, or to PEO, Chapter Z, c/o Judy Parks, 4214 Greenridge Ct., Cheyenne, WY 82001.


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