Born in 1927, June Rosell grew up during the Great Depression, hunting and fishing in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
The third of nine siblings, she was raised in the “little” town of San Luis, and never one to shy from hard work, she assisted her mother in the gardens to help her family make ends meet. They couldn’t afford to go to the grocery store; they grew their food and cooked straight from the garden.
Because there were no local doctors, when she was 17 she helped the midwife deliver her baby sister – the medicines used during the delivery were made from crushed herbs and berries she had gathered from the fields.
By Marsha Wood
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