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Trudy Joseph


1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Trudy Joseph
1927 - 2017
Our "Badass" Mother and Grandma left this world peacefully with grace and dignity on December 26, 2017.
Gertrude Nadine Kilburn Joseph was born in a coal camp near Rock Springs, Wyoming on October 18, 1927 to Joseph and Bertha Kilburn. In 1954, she married a very colorful character, Charley Joseph, and the two shared 50 years of marriage, five children and a successful trucking business.
Trudy shared her love for life with friends and family. She regularly enjoyed hunting, shooting guns, camping and fishing. She loved to drive her black Cadillac and go for fast rides in the Porsche with the top down wearing her Red Johnny Walker hat. She also found time to enjoy the simple things in life, like University of Utah and NFL football, Utah Jazz basketball and her beloved "soapies". Later in life, Trudy found herself passionate about skydiving having just completed her 3rd jump in celebration of her 90th birthday. You could find Trudy at the end of a long day enjoying a Camel smoke, and a good scotch or glass of beer.
She is survived by her children Tami (Tom) Gladstone, Tracey (Steve) Bartlett, Wayne (Katrina) Joseph; five grandchildren Teri, Trent, Megan, Jeric and Brooklyn; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Trudy was preceded in death by her husband and daughters, Melanie and Shelley.
Trudy left the world having inspired those around her to live life bravely. She was unafraid to get the most out of each moment. As she requested, Trudy will have her ashes scattered to the wind in Wyoming by family and friends in the future when the weather warms.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm at Hoof & Vine, 7680 S. Union Park Ave, Midvale, directly across the parking lot from the movie theaters.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a military service member organization of your choice or the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor. Online condolences may be offered as well as an extended obituary and a tribute video slideshow may be viewed at www.starksfuneral.com.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16, 2018
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