June Cordell

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: one-time member of the People's Temple congregation led by religious cult leader Rev. Jim Jones who along with her husband, retired mechanic Gene Cordell were recently in the limelight when their story was told in local newspapers and TV interviews as among many defected members to have escaped death in the 1978 Jonestown mass suicide that led to the deaths of more than 900 people including 20 members of her husband's extended family, in which the couple had stayed quiet for years because they received threats from one of Jones' followers in the years after the massacre.

 

 

Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke

 

Born: circa 1928

 

Died: August 26, 2010

 

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana