Norma June WaylandWayland, Norma

January 30, 1930 – April 25, 2020

Norma (June) Wayland of Edmond, OK, born January 30, 1930, in Prague, OK, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25 at the age of 90. June was the daughter of Rosa and William E. Fairbanks of Prague, OK. June moved to Oklahoma City when she was 16 years old on her own. She moved into a rooming house near downtown OKC which was managed by Elsie Wildman who had a son, Chuck Wayland. Chuck one day offered June a ride to the Medical Arts building where she worked. After a short time, they started dating and then were married. They had two children, David and Karen. June quit working to be a housewife and mother until the children started school. She then went to work for pediatrician Jerome Shaffer at the doctorʼs medical building at Baptist Hospital in OKC. She worked for Dr. Shaffer as a nurse for 17 years The Wayland family moved from Oklahoma City to Edmond, OK in 1969. While residing in Edmond, June got acquainted with a friend of her son, Ron Alcorn, an insurance agent who offered her a job working for him at their office in downtown Edmond. She worked as an insurance representative for 17 years before retiring at the age of 65. June enjoyed being a mom to her children and playing bridge with her husband Chuck and three other couples. She continued to play bridge for many years after Chuck passed away until the bridge clubs disbanded. She then turned her attention to gardening in her yard and her childrenʼs yards. She also loved cooking and giving to her children, friends, neighbors and others in any way she could. She was known as “Mother June, Grandma June and Aunt June” to many other than her family throughout the years. June always had a smile on her face and a joyful disposition. June was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Carl Fairbanks; her sister Maxine Wagner, and beloved sister Delores Wallis; her husband Chuck, and her daughter Karen Brentlinger. She is survived by her son David, Nephews Dennis Wallis, Mike and Ronnie Fairbanks, Dale Wagner; niece Patricia; great nephew David Wallis and family; great niece Allison Michael and family. June loved all her family dearly as well as many close friends she considered as family and she will be greatly missed by all. Memorial services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

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Comments

  1. June was such a dynamic person! Devoted to her family and any help she could be in their lives. Her giving spirit will be so missed and I will have great memories of my time with her. David, what a great son your have always been and you were always there for her. What great memories you will have to treasure. In our Prayers, Gary and Deb Atchley

  2. June was such a dynamic person! Devoted to her family and any help she could be in their lives. Her giving spirit will be so missed and I will have great memories of my time with her. David, what a great son your have always been and you were always there for her. What great memories you will have to treasure. In our Prayers, Gary and Deb Atchley

  3. June was an incredible person and will always have a special place in my heart. She was “mother June” to me and when I started working at the insurance agency with her I was going to Central State University (UCO). I have many memories but one I always remember is that I never had time to get lunch from when I left school and had to go straight to work. She would ALWAYS have a lunch ready for me and made sure I was keeping up with my school work. She attended my wedding and baby shower and my kids have met the person who truly had an impact on my entire life and all for the better. You are now in heaven with Chuck, Karen and many more with a big smile on your face and for that, I am truly happy but until we meet again you will be missed on earth. Fly high and know you are so loved.

  4. June always greeted you with her warm and engaging smile. I will miss giving her a hug whenever I saw her and then catch up on what was happening in her life. I will always remember her telling me about the black butterflies which loved the phloxes in her garden. I never saw one until then, and now I see them every spring landing on one of her phloxes that she gave me. Enjoy the walks through God’s gardens and know that you are missed.

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