Josephine was born March 19, 1951, in Delano, CA and passed away at age 65 on July 23, 2016, in Bakersfield, CA. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Coria Marquez and her father, Jose Marquez. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Luis Munoz, sons Richard Lopez (Lisa), Stockton & David Banales of Bakersfield, her grandchildren Alyssa Lopez, Breanne and Andres Banales, Johnathan Gamino, great granddaughter Maribel Arredondo, sisters Mary Ellen Castro of Delano, Ester Marquez James of Porterville, her brothers Tony Marquez of Delano, Bob Marquez of Bakersfield, and sister-in-law Mary Gonzales of Bakersfield, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Josie worked as a site supervisor for 37 years at Martha Morgan Center School District (Head Start) in Bakersfield. Upon her illness, she had to take early retirement and was awarded for service and dedication of 37 years, March 2016. In her career, she was awarded various certificates of recognition. She was also twice selected among other employees for a conference trip to Washington, DC to represent her school. Another highlight of her career was being selected to deliver a speech for the opening school year in Sacramento.
She will be greatly missed by all who have known her.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 29th from 4-8pm, followed by a rosary at 6pm, at Hillcrest Memorial Park. A celebration of life will also be held on July 30th at 10:00am.
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