PHALEN - June Caroline
Of Mesa, AZ, died peacefully at home in her sleep on January 6, 2019. She was 87. Jane was born on August 7, 1931, in Buffalo, NY, to Andrew and Hazel (Tobin) Oring. Jane was the oldest of their four children. She was a 1949 graduate of Mount Mercy Academy in Buffalo. Jane married Patrick James (Jim) Phalen, also of Buffalo, on December 19, 1950, in Buffalo. Jane and Jim spent the first half of their married life in Hamburg, NY, during which they had eight children. After Jim retired from the South Buffalo Railway in the early 1980s, the couple moved permanently to Mesa, AZ, in 1986. She was an avid reader who enjoyed her grandchildren and PBS programs. Jane is survived by Jim, her husband of 68 years, and by her sister Joann (Joseph) D'Amico of Buffalo. She was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn (William) Hanna of Hamburg, NY, and her brother Ralph (Mary) Oring of Baldwin Park, CA. Jane is also survived by children Michael Phalen of Mesa, AZ, Andrea (Phil) Johnson of Mission Viejo, CA, Patrick (Debbie) Phalen of Casa Grande, AZ, JoAnne (Gunnar) Ludwig of Tucson, AZ, Sheila (Doug) Weidner of Centennial, CO, Sean (Christina) Phalen of Chandler, AZ, Jenny (David) Peters of Chandler, AZ, and Terence (Andrea) Phalen of Scottsdale, AZ; as well as 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.