Josephine Morehouse, daughter of Julia (Nave) Comy, was born Feb. 13, 1944, in Hominy, Okla., and passed from this life June 21 at her daughter’s home in Grand Junction.
She lived her life to the age of 76 years, four months and eight days.
Josie attended the Oaks Indian Mission School as a child and graduated from Hominy High School in Hominy, Okla.
In 1970, while living in Los Angeles, Josephine was married to Carl Morehouse in Tijuana, Mexico. Four children were born to this union.
They moved to Hopkins, Mo., in 1974 and later divorced in 1980. After the divorce, Josie moved her family to Marysville, Mo., where she met the love of her life, Don Wardlow, in 1981. They were together until his death in 2006.
During her adult life, Josie worked as a certified nursing assistant. She loved fishing, traveling, cooking and most of all spending time with her family.
She moved to Grand Junction in 2008 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, where she resided until her passing.
She is survived by her children and their spouses: Carl (Kristy) Morehouse, of Des Moines; Steve (Kittie) Morehouse, of Indianola; Jo (Tony) Jones, of Grand Junction; and Chad (Tracy) Morehouse, of Casey; stepdaughter Becky Davis; and grandchildren Colby, Tori, Caitlin, Dalton and Cole.
Those who preceded her were her mother; life partner Don; and a brother, Johnny Nave
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. June 27 at the Grand Junction Community Center.
Cards and memorials may be sent to her daughter, Jo Jones, at 403 14th St. South, Grand Junction, IA 50107.
Brown Funeral Home is assisting the family.