Marcella June (Rogne) Adolph

Marcella June (Rogne) AJune Rogne (RGB)dolph passed away peacefully in Helena, Mont., on June 12, 2014, surrounded by loving family with whom she shared her 75 years of life. A celebration of June’s life will be held in August when her family and friends can come together in honor and remembrance of this beautiful woman who will be dearly missed. Interment will be at a later date.


June began her life on a small farm in North Dakota. She was born at home on June 15, 1939 to Robert and Marjorie (Underland) Rogne, then was later joined by sister Billie Ann and brother Rick. Their family scratched out a meager life on the prairie, raising their own food and fun. June attended a small country school, Mauzey #2, that was near their farm until she went to work at a small cafe in Regent where she met George Adolph from Selby, South Dakota. June and George were married on September 5, 1957 in the English Lutheran Church in Regent. They traded their rural lives for an urban lifestyle, and their life’s journey took them from Nebraska to Colorado to Texas, as they raised their six children—Janell, Tamella, George, Robert, Peggy and Allison.

They moved to Helena in 1997 to assist June’s mother in her final years. June’s life in Helena was typified by the care she gave to others in need and trips to her “boutiques,” looking for a good bargain or treasure.

June was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker who loved her family and took great pride in her home, always striving to create a comfortable living environment for those she loved. It was quite normal to hear her singing merrily while scrubbing floors and polishing woodwork.

Her love of family and friends kept the door of her home open to anyone in need of a helping hand, a kind word or a loving gesture. She glowed with light and love and was the main attraction everywhere she went. Her big smile and infectious laughter warmed the hearts of all who knew her, and her playful nature lent itself to the occasional prank she enjoyed playing on friends and family. Entertaining children is what she loved best. She instinctively knew what sparked the imagination of a child, and it was her joy in life to create magical worlds of fun and adventure for all those who were naturally drawn to her.

June was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marjorie (Underland) Rogne.

She is survived by her husband George Adolph of Helena; siblings, Billie Ann Rogne of Helena, Rick and Donna (Weinberger) Rogne of Clancy, MT; six children, Janell (Adolph) Foley of Helena, Tamella (Adolph) Gunnells in Texas, George and Robert Adolph in Hawaii, Peggy Adolph and Allison (Adolph) Johnson in Florida; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. June’s remembrance will shine brightly for generations to come.

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