Josette S.G. Eleby Simonton departed life on December 13, 2012 in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She entered this life on September 21, 1932 in the small hamlet of Salbris, France. To the union of Octave and Aleanthe Laubret. The oldest of 9 children. She was preceded in death by Johnny Eleby, and Daniel Simonton, and her daughter Sonia "Louie" Eleby. Her passion and zest for life will be missed by everyone's life she touched. Josette was a loving mother and grandmother and is survived by Gilbert Laubret her brother, her daughter, Sylvia "Pookie" Watkins-Eleby, granddaughters Destiny Watkins, Brianna Watkins and great-grandson Micah Eleby Watkins. A Private Family Service Is Planned. Special thanks to Mikki and Barb of CCWC and all the caring staff. We love you Mama (Jowezzy). In lieu of flowers, please send all cards, sentiment and prayers to Pookie Watkins--PO Box 1418, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901.