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Graveside Service

Provo City Cemetery
Friday November 12th, 2021

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Virginia Dorothy Josse

Virginia Dorothy Josse, 75, passed away November 6, 2021, at her home in Provo after a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. She was born February 1, 1946, in Glendale, California to Mariano and Irene Lopez.

Virginia graduated from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA where she was a song leader and developed life-long friendships. After graduation she received a full scholarship to BYU where she planned to study nursing, but instead met the love her life, Michael (Mike) Josse. She and Mike were married on August 21, 1964, and then sealed for eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' Los Angeles Temple on April 2, 1966. Together they had 7 children. Her family was everything to her. She loved being a mom, a grandma, and a great-grandmother. Virginia was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and her faith in, and love for, Jesus Christ led her in every aspect of her life. In addition to many other callings, she loved serving in the Primary and working with the children there. She recently served with Mike as a temple worker at the Manti temple and they often volunteered at the Provo Missionary Training Center. She held many jobs through the years, but her favorites were working at a Senior Citizen Center and as a hospice chaplain. She was happiest when she was serving others. She saw the good in everyone and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Her kindness was shown without limits. Her biggest concern when she was initially diagnosed with Parkinson's was that she wouldn't be able to serve others. She has left behind so many people who love her and will miss her sense of humor and laughter.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, John, and sister, Marian. She is survived by her loving husband Mike; children David (April) Josse, Denise Josse, Deanna (Billy) Steelman, Dennis (Robin) Josse, Dale (Ruth) Josse, Donna (Josh) Nolan, and Dana (Josh) Sorensen; 25 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service will be held at the Provo City Cemetery on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 1:00 PM under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. A recording of the graveside service is available at this link:https://youtu.be/pcVL8XEZI3k. Virginia's family invites anyone to share their memories of Virginia with them via social media, email (storiesofvirginia@gmail.com), or mail.

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Virginia and I became \"blood sisters\" when we were very young. We renewed our vows after her diagnosis.
I will love her forever💖

Sheila Belcher Nov 12 2021 3:40 PM

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Sheila Belcher Nov 12 2021 3:31 PM

My deepest condolences Mike and family. She was a beautiful person inside and out, and I will keep her alive in my heart.

Diana Gonzalez Nov 11 2021 10:58 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Diane Lieberman. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Virginia Dorothy Josse.

Diane Lieberman Nov 10 2021 4:08 PM

Oh how Dana and I would make her moms eyes roll and laugh as we went through high school-spending many of the days at the Josse house. Her Love and care was addictingand even now I feel the warmth of her smiling eyes as we would share our days adventures or plotting the next to come.
Sure was a light to us when high school can, at times, feel like it's trying to snuff out the light. Now she continues to light is the way.
My dearest love and sympathy to the Josse family. May the memory your moms eyes continue to lighten your life

Michael Dyal Nov 9 2021 11:22 AM

The best friend I ever had! I learned so much from this great woman! I feel honored to have known her.

Lynn Cochron Nov 9 2021 1:53 AM

Aunt Virginia was such a sweet and happy soul. Smiling and laughing is how I always remember her. Her heart was big and made of gold. Our earthly loss is heavens gain. I will miss her deeply.

Susan Van Dyke Nov 8 2021 9:59 PM

Dear cousin Mike, i am do sorry to hear this. While I know you will be together again, I also understand being apart will be hard.
I wish you Blessings and Love and Prayers!

MarjorieMartin Nov 8 2021 7:59 PM