Josephine Mae Gore
May 26, 1921 - December 20, 2013
Josephine Gore passed peacefully away Friday evening, December 20, 2013, after a brief illness. She was 92 years old.
Josephine Mae Beach was born on California Mesa near Delta to Floyd and Dora (Klepper) Beach on May 26, 1921, the third of four children. She grew up on the family ranch and talked about helping her Dad gather cows on 7 N Mesa. This was good training as she became involved in ranching and cattle all of her life. On January 3, 1939, she married the love of her life, Wayne Gore who preceded her in death in 1980. To this marriage two sons were born, Richard and Tom. One of her many skills and sources of enjoyment was cooking large meals whether for the ranch work or Holidays. Jo loved to collect antiques and arrowheads.
Jo believed firmly in community involvement. Among Jo's many lifetime accomplishments was helping found the Delta County Historical Society and Museum, Delta County Livestock Association, the Delta Altrusa Club, State President of the Cowbells organization, and serving Delta County as Clerk and Recorder for 10 years.
Jo was preceded in death by husband Wayne, sister Coral, sister Millie Gavin, and her parents Floyd and Dora Beach. Jo is survived by sons Richard of Olathe, Tom (Paula) of Delta; grandson Ian of Delta; and granddaughter Katie Jo and fiancé Matt Matusio of Fountain. Her brother, Melvin Beach, also survives and is a resident of Colorow Care Center.
Services will be Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta, Colorado with viewing from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and services at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Delta Altrusa Club, P. O. Box 648, Delta, Colorado 81416.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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