Josephine Collette Brown
1943 - 2021
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Josephine Collette Brown (Jo-Jo), born April 25, 1943, in Seattle, died on February 10, 2021, in Yuma, Arizona, from Covid-19.

JoJo was the youngest of four children born to Glenn Todd and Caroline Reader-Todd. She was blessed to have two great loves in her vibrant and wonderful life.

Her first love, Thomas Brown, created three daughters; Michelle, Byrd, and Dani. In their younger years JoJo and Tom enjoyed their home on Lake Crescent with their family and all of their friends throughout the years.

Tom and JoJo loved to hunt, fish, smelt, go clam digging and camping with the family. They spent a lot of time traveling throughout Mexico, their favorite place being Merida where they lived part of each year. Tom unfortunately passed away in 1996, which was very difficult.

She met her second great love, Ken Simpson, Poppy to the girls, and they enjoyed traveling, riding their Harley and spending their winters in Yuma, Arizona. JoJo also enjoyed weekly poker in Yuma and spending time with her wonderful group of friends in Arizona.

In her later years, JoJo enjoyed getting close with her sisters, Jimmie and Margaret. Their adventures included traveling across the U.S. together twice and going to the casino.

JoJo was a vibrant soul who loved to have fun with her daughters, sisters, beloved brother, Chuck, and Sheryl Todd, and all of her friends. She enjoyed everything from camping to karaoke with a special emphasis on dressing up and going out to eat. She loved good food, good wine, and great company.

She is survived by daughters Michelle (Paul) Gleckl, Byrd (Randy) Alderson and Dani Brown. She also leaves behind to grieve her loss her beloved grandchildren, Jessica and Ricky Alderson, Alex Gleckl, CJ and Tomi Jo Wilson; two-great grandchildren with another on the way. She is also survived by her love and partner, Ken Simpson; siblings, Jimmie, Margaret and Chuck Todd.

She lived an exciting life full of adventure, always surrounded by family and friends. She will be greatly missed and forever loved.

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date, as circumstances allow.

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Published in Peninsula Daily News on Feb. 28, 2021.
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March 12, 2021
RIP Jo- I will always remember your sunny smile.
March 9, 2021
She had an unforgettable smile, it will be missed. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 1, 2021
Jo was my classmate and friend and I am so sorry she is gone. Please accept my sincere sympathy to all the family and I hope you will be comforted in knowing that others share your sorrow.
Lynne Dufault
March 1, 2021
My mother loved her. Said she was one of the kindest and funniest ladies she knew.

Vera (Lemley) Phillips
March 1, 2021
Dorothy Coker
February 28, 2021
I love that there are suggestions for if we aren't sure what to say. It is hard to find words right now. She sure was a beautiful soul and I am so so grateful that I got to know her! And that we like the same football team. Because trust me! You never wanted to find yourself rooting against her I loved her conviction, I loved her sense of humor, and I'll miss her dearly, until we meet again. My most sincere condolences to all of her family and friends.
Cassandea Koelle
February 28, 2021
We are broken-hearted and will miss this spunky, fun-lovin' lady! Many cherished memories.
Stephanie Thompson
February 26, 2021
So sorry to hear of JoJos passing! Great memories of my cousin going to her house on the weekends and hanging out with Byrd, Michelle, and Dani.
Tonya Cole
February 26, 2021
Spent alot of time at her house when we were young, and spent time with her and Kenny in Yuma, always enjoyed going to the moose.lodge for thursday dinner, I will surely miss her. RIP Cuz
Pete Kelly
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