Dorothy June Burton, 89, of Lehigh Acres, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers. She was born April 23, 1923, in Singapore, a child of Arthur Harold and Jessie May (Harris) Jacobs.
She grew up in Australia.
A resident of Lehigh Acres since 2003, she previously lived in Miami from 1960 to 2003.
Dorothy June Burton
She enjoyed her church and singing in the choir, playing and teaching the piano, animals - she had many and never turned any away - gardening, the theater and of course her homeland of Australia, where her brother and sister and their children still reside.
The most important thing that everyone seems to remember is that she was always smiling.
She was the wife of the late Ralph Burton, who died in 2002.
She is survived by her children, Ronald Burton of Lehigh Acres, David (Giomar) Burton of Memphis, Tenn., Jessie (Pete) Willoughby of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Stanley (Noelle) Burton of Hollywood, Fla., Linda Burton of Rockledge, Fla., Robin (Brian) Reid of Cleveland, Ga., and Don Burton of Lehigh Acres; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in the Central Baptist Church, at 3208 Central Ave. in Fort Myers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Humane Society of your choice.
Friends may sign the guest book at: www.dignifiedcremations.com.