1918 ~ 2013|
Josephine Theresa Trosper died New Years' Eve, 2013, at the Highland Care Center in Salt Lake City, when her body finally failed her. The family thanks its staff for their attentive care.
She was born to George A. and Josephine C. Henson on October 16, 1918, in Kemmerer, Wyoming. She attended Idaho State College and got a Bachelor's degree in Business (Marketing) from the University of Utah, after which she worked in the office of its School of Law.
Josephine married Alfred B. Trosper in Pocatello, Idaho, on June 25, 1941. After their first son was born in 1947, they moved to Salt Lake City and ran Al's retail pharmacy, the Corner Drug, at 401 South 900 East, until his death in 1965.
Afterward, Jo finished raising their sons, George, John, Robert, and Edward. She worked as the cashier in the cafeteria at Judge Memorial Catholic High School, which her sons had attended. She was active in the Altar Society of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Salt Lake, and was its Woman of the Year for 1996. Jo always wore a hat to church even after it was no longer obligatory.
Josephine is survived by her four sons, John's wife Barbara and their son Joe; Robert's wife Marysue and their sons Brendan and Ben; Ed's partner David Raposa.
Funeral Mass will be 11 am, Monday, January 6, 2014, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 670 South 1100 East, Salt Lake, preceded by a vigil there Sunday at 6 p.m. Friends may begin calling there at 5 p.m.
Donations to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 1085 East 700 South SLC, UT. 84102 in lieu of flowers are very strongly encouraged.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2014