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Obituary: HESS, JOSEPHINE

Josephine Wadsworth Hess1916 ~ 2013Josephine Wadsworth Hess, age 96, passed away on Thursday morning June 6, 2013 in Salt Lake City. She was born November 10, 1916 in a little white house on Monroe and 26th St. in Ogden, UT to Mabel Manning and William W. Wadsworth. She attended Bear River High and Weber College. Josephine married Henry Reed Hess on May 8, 1936 in Farmington, Utah. They were later married in the Temple on October 30, 1987. Above all else she valued family. Her entire life was a testament of her love and devotion to family. She worked tirelessly doing whatever necessary to provide a clean and happy home. Using knowledge passed to her from her mother, she skillfully and creatively clothed her children in garments made by her own hand. Even a wedding dress did not pose too great of challenge to her remarkable skills as a seamstress. She was an expert at food preservation and spent long hours every fall canning fruit, vegetables and making delicious jellies and jams which are still a tradition in the homes of her children and grandchildren who have magnificent gardens to this day. She willingly welcomed her own parents into her home and cared lovingly for them until their passing. "Grandma Joe", "Nana Joe", "Grandma 2", or simply "Grandma" she loved all the titles her little ones gave her. She never forgot her grandchildren. As she grew into her nineties and her vision failed, she still did not forget a single child's birthday or Christmas gift. A deeply loving and loyal wife she stood resolutely at the side of her husband. Through the trials and rewards of 54 years of marriage she was never known to speak ill of the man who was our father, grandfather and great grandfather. As a tribute to her husband and marriage she combined her love and musical talent in the composition of an original song which she played in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The Family wishes to thank Highland Cove and Hospice for the loving care and would like to give a special THANKS to Ofelia whom she adopted as a granddaughter.Josephine is survived by her children; Marlene Proctor, Jim (Connie) Hess, Jeanne (Paul) Young and Joyce (Newell K.) Thornton; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and grandson Norman.Graveside services will be held on Monday June 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive. A viewing will be held one hour before the service from 11:00-11:45 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.