June Carter Cash

cartercash1June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003

Valerie June Carter was destined to be a musician. Born in 1929 into a talented family of musicians, June, quickly joined her parents, uncle, aunt, cousins and siblings onstage and a prosperous career was started. June was a multi-instrumentalist, singer, dancer and songwriter who toured the country with her family, often playing the onstage role of the comedic sister. She also trained as an actor under legendary acting coach, Lee Strasberg. As popular and famous as the Carter Family was in the country and Opry circles, it was her relationship to third husband, Johnny Cash, that skyrocketed June into the public eye. The duo would go on to record a number of Grammy-winning hits and would cement their place as Country/Folk royalty. June continued to record (and win awards) until her death in 2003 from complications following heart surgery. She was 73.

Burial

Hendersonville Memory Gardens – Hendersonville, TN

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Specific Location

Garden of Matthew; At the north end of the park, June and Johnny’s markers are easy to spot from the sidewalk.

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