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Josephine Harkison Hesse March 3, 1924 – December 30, 2005

Josephine Hesse, 81, died of lung and liver cancer Dec. 30, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Mancos.Mrs. Hesse was born March 3, 1924, in Boise, Idaho, to Charles Harrison and Adelaide DeLeum Harris Harkison. She grew up in Boise and Seattle, where her father worked for the U.S. Treasury Office as an assayer.She married William A. Hesse on Dec. 24, 1948, in Boise. Mrs. Hesse was a housewife raising her two children. She worked in the nursing profession from 1970 until she retired in March of 2005.The Hesses were transferred to Glenwood Springs in 1971 by the U.S. Forest Service. After the death of her husband in 1982, Josephine worked in Durango and Farmington, N.M. until she moved back to Idaho in 1986.She was a very loving and caring person who gave of herself to help her family and her many dear friends.Mrs. Hesse is survived by son Craig W. Hesse of Nampa, Idaho; daughter Brooke (Gary) Lawson of Mancos; Craig’s children Melissa (Chad) Howard of Nampa, Amanda (Shawn) Willoughby of Boise, and Chad (Kelli) Hesse of Kingman, Ariz.; grandsons Jamie Lawson of Durango and Richard Lawson of Bayfield; and nine great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years in 1982, and their son Charles in 1953.Interment and a small graveside service at a time and date pending will be at Pioneer Cemetery in Boise.In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund will be set up in Mrs. Hesse’s name. Please make donations to “EE-DAH-HOW Chapter” of the Daughters of American Revolution Scholarship Fund, and sent to Mrs. Marvin Laub, 91 N. Wedgwood, Nampa, ID, 83651.


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