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Phil and Joanne Nieman
You made us feel so welcome to our new neighborhood in the Arbors of Amelia seven years ago when we first moved to Florida. You taught us a lot living in a new jungle environment and we were and are so grateful for your advice and help. Phil loved talking with you about your FBI and aviation job experiences. We loved taking care of little Sammy when you needed help. RIP and fly high with your life long partner and husband.
June Arden Darby
June Arden Darby of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away on December 06, 2022.
Born on June 16, 1939 in St Petersburg, Florida to the late William and Arnette Lance (Gilliam). She grew up in St. Petersburg and graduated from St. Petersburg High School. After graduating, she married her high school sweetheart, Evan R. Darby in 1959.
June started working for the St. Petersburg police department and the VA hospital before beginning her career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Miami, Florida. After training at the FBI academy, she became the first female Sky Marshal and headed aviation security at the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Airports. At her retirement, The Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aviation Security Field office (CASFO), bestowed the title,” Pearl of the CASFO-MIA” for outstanding service.
After retirement from the FAA, June moved to Ramrod Key, Florida where she volunteered with the Coast Guard Auxiliary scheduling work assignments to the Loggerhead Key, Lighthouse in the Dry Tortugas, Florida. Moving through the ranks of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, she became the Flotilla Commander.
She was an active member of Amelia Baptist Church when her health allowed, and she loved her grand kids, great grand kids, knitting, ceramics and reading.
June leaves behind her son, Evan R Darby Jr.; daughter-in-law, Connie Darby; her sister, Sharon Bryant; brother, William Lance; six grandchildren, Ricky, Crystal, Catherine, William, Carolyn, Jonathan and five great grandchildren, Blake, Addison, Elias, Benjamin, Louisa.
Funeral services for Mrs. Darby will be held Monday, December 12, 2022 beginning at 5:00 PM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends beginning at 4:30 PM.
She will be laid to rest with her late husband in the Florida National Cemetery located near the city of Bushnell, Florida.