|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1929|
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 2010|
(November 11, 1929 - February 27, 2010)
Josie was born in Oakland, CA., where she met and married her best friend, Mike Johnson. Together they raised 7 children. Her last 20 years of her life were spent with the love of her life, David Shields. They resided in Bakersfield for the last 7 years. She loved going to Reno and Las Vegas. We recently celebrated Mom's 80th birthday with a family barbeque. She danced with her grandchildren to the mariachi music she loved. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Josie is survived by her children, Michael, Beverly, Dale, and Jessie; daughters-in-law, Margaret, Connie, and Frances; brothers, Candelario, Michael, and Richard Rivera; sister, Emily Rivera; and sisters-in-law, Rose and Jenny. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. We will all cherish her memory. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Mike; sons, Robert and Richard; daughter, Elizabeth; and sister-in-law, Amelia. It is with great appreciation and gratitude that we thank the doctors and staff of 2-West, Mercy Truxtun, who provided outstanding compassionate care.
Visitation for Josie will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2010, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Francis Church on Friday, March 5, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park.
Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary and Cemetery
Created by: Diana Satterfield
Record added: Mar 03, 2010
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