Kilstrom, June Carolyn

June 14, 1934 - September 19, 2015

June Carolyn Kilstrom of Irving, Texas passed away on September 19, 2015 at the age of 81.  She was born in Delight, Arkansas on June 14, 1934.

She was preceded in death by  her husband of 40 years, Wilford Marvin “Red” Kilstrom; her parents, Jewel Edward Lewallen and Alma Louise Cook; and granddaughter Lovia Frances Fegan-Smith.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Dennis Edward “Eddie” Smith, Terry Lee Smith, and Gary Wayne Smith; grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Matthew Smith, Nicole Carol Baker, Spencer Smith, Chase Smith, and Mason Smith; as well as several great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, Jimmy Lee Lewallen (Canton); and sisters, Linda Ann Wright (Canton) and Dorothy Jewell “Dottie” Taylor (Plano); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Carolyn loved life, had a wonderful personality, and was loved by many people.  She enjoyed shopping, reading magazines, collecting things, family genealogy, crafts, sewing, knitting, and family gatherings.  She loved her family tremendously and will be missed by all.


A viewing will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Aria Irving Chapel, 1820 N. Belt Line Road, Irving, Texas 75061.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 11:00 AM at the Aria Irving Chapel with Dr. Causey E. Gram, III officiating.

Double inurnment for June Carolyn and Wilford Marvin “Red” Kilstrom will be held at 10:15 am at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211 on Friday, October 9, 2015.

The family suggests considering the following charities in lieu of flowers:

The American Heart Association, The American Diabetes Association, and The American Cancer Society.

Please send the family condolences and sign the guest book on this site.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061

6 replies on “Kilstrom, June Carolyn”

Dorothy Taylor says:

Sis I’m truly missing you for your not there to call anymore or ask your advise, or to gather with family like we most always did, when we would prepare our favorite dish for you remember our big holiday meal, our playing the fun yet hillarious gift exchange game, especially the holidays to take with us and share, I miss your belly laughs so full of fun and our joke telling but perhaps we’d tell the answer first, oh well that made us laugh even more, Ok I still have memories of our getting together in your home with once again a spread of food sometimes we’d eat formal at the table, in our laps, on the floor, outside, wherever you placed us. No matter we always had plenty of food prepared even for invited guests. Oh yeah remember when Linda made the Hub Cap Pecan Pies we all had a big Texas sized laugh, but Linda I want to tell you I betcha sis, Red and all the family that was there are laughing again right about now. Not telling all the story but what about you and the chicken feathers
when you were a youngster? Maybe brother Jim or our sis #2 Linda could fill in the blanks. I hope they can remember many more tales or honest stories from way back. I still need the complete story on a very distant Cherokee Indian maiden Relative named Pochahantas. I do do hope the story is to be found. Well Carolyn that’s another reason we would talk and carry on back when I needed information regarding dates of all kinds. I particularly wanted birth dates for the family members for a list I was formatting for everybody. FYI, if you are reading this Sis #1 had put together a lot regarding our family genealogy. Carolyn I really miss you loads please don’t think otherwise. I love you today just as I’ve always loved you. Please tell my Bill & all other family members I can’t go a day without thinking of all of them. Now for the boys, I love each of them but they have grown so far from family. It’s just not right but I will add please be there now for your mom as there’s not a day when I spoke with her that she didn’t mention your names or how you were helping Her in one way or another. I’m speaking of all three. It’s time for you all to be there for your dad as he has also tried to raise you kids better.
Love #3 Sis,

Martha Huffmaster says:

June was one of the sweetest, kindest and caring person I have ever known. She would absololutely give you the shirt off her back if she thought you needed it. She and Red were great neighbors for many years and Bob and I were blessed to have them as neighbors.

phil/sybil lewallen says:

We were so sorry to hear about June. We loved her like a sister. We are so sorry we will not be able to make it down to her services. WE both have health issues at this time. I never see my azaleas bloom without thinking of June she thought they were so pretty. We love you all and are thinking about you at this time.
love you all SYBIL/PHIL

Charlotte Lewallen says:

Will miss my wonderful, loving, supportive cousin. She always had a spark for life and a giggle in her voice. I loved her humor and sparing back and forth. I never saw her treat anyone unkindly. My cousins are my siblings and she especially was that. I loved her and will miss her. Rest sweetheart. You are healed now.

American Heart Association says:

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Stephanie Richardson says:

You are missed MaMa June, tremendously! R.I.P.

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