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July 25, 2012
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Josephine "Jo" Diaz

Josephine "Jo" Diaz was called to her heavenly home on July 20, 2012. Jo was born in Rifle on Jan. 6, 1929, and was a lifetime resident. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Anne Urban; her brothers, Abe and Pete; and her only child, Teddy.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Ted Diaz; sisters, Rosie McLearn and Tina Wynn; and many nieces and nephews.

Jo graduated from Rifle High School and was a teacher's assistant in the elementary schools for many years.

Rosary was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rifle on Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will be at St. Mary's on Thursday, July 26, at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2 p.m. at Rifle High School in the commons room. A potluck will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society in Jo's name. Online condolences at

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The Post Independent Updated Jul 25, 2012 06:13PM Published Jul 25, 2012 06:11PM Copyright 2012 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.