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June Pauline Goforth, age 87

June Pauline Goforth, of Maumelle, AR passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022.  June was born on June 16, 1934 to Arthur and Annie Burge, in Corona, CA.  Early in June’s life, her parents moved their family to Southeast Missouri, eventually settling in Winona, MO.  It was in Southeast Missouri where June attended public school and started a family, with her first husband Robert Debord, Sr.

Later, June was divorced and moved her large family to Northwest Arkansas, where she met her second husband, Morris “Leon” Painter.  After Leon’s passing, June was married to Tommy Goforth, until his passing and then married to Dester Ogden, until his passing.

June is survived by eight children: Norma Debord-Napier, Charlotte Debord-Weathers, Robert Debord, Jr.,  Galen Debord, Katrinka Debord-Booth, Amelia Debord, Nathaniel Painter, Laney Painter.  22 Grandchildren; 24 Great Grandchildren and 6 Great Great Grandchildren. June raised 2 of her Grandchildren, James Napier and Michelle Miller.

June is preceded in death by her son, Brian  Debord, Husbands: Leon Painter, Tommy Goforth and Dester Ogden; Parents: Arthor and Annie Burge, Brother: Galen Burge and Sister: Shirley Burge-Barnes.

June was a giving person, often helping those who seemed forgotten by society. June’s employment included child daycare, home healthcare, disabled adult care, foster care and special needs education.  While in her 40’s June attended community college in Harrison, AR and received her Associates Degree. An accomplishment she was very proud of. June was an artist, a dreamer and a generous person. June was a Christian and loved attending church with her family and friends.

June battled numerous health problems, as the result of a 2017 automobile accident. In 2018, June was placed in the care of the Lakes of Maumelle Nursing Home, in Maumelle, AR.  This facility has been a tremendous blessing to June and the staff treated her with the upmost affection and attention, as though she was their Momma.

Rest in peace Mom, you are now in the Lord’s eternal care.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Please contact Nathan Painter for more information.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • William Barnes Posted April 23, 2022 9:00 AM

    She was the last of our family in that generation. May you rest in peace Aunt June

  • Katrinka Booth Posted April 23, 2022 2:20 PM

    Thankyou for such a lovely obituary of Mom.

  • Kenneth Burge Posted April 26, 2022 7:20 AM

    No more pain aunt June

  • Kenneth Burge Posted April 26, 2022 7:21 AM

    No more pain
    Tell dad I miss him

  • Alice Ogden Morgan Posted April 26, 2022 8:20 AM

    June was a help to so many thorough out her long life. My dad, Dester, had great affection for June and learned a lot from her. June was lifted up by her children and grandchildren all along it seems, and she treasured you all. I am glad she is made anew now, ready to have eternal praise with our Lord God.

  • Sandee Moline Posted April 27, 2022 7:15 AM

    Sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.

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