Betty Thomas Josey, 72, died on May 1, 2015, at ProvidenceAlaskaMedicalCenter
in Anchorage, Alaska.
A Memorial service was held on May 4, 2015, at the SterlingBaptistChurch
with Pastor Tim Weekley officiating. A Graveside service will be on May 22, 2015, at at Ft.RichardsonNationalCemetery. Betty was born on Jan.
31, 1943, in Crestview,
Fla. Betty was a LPN and attended NursingSchool in Milton,
Fla. She was married to Willie Ray Josey on
May 4, 1960. Betty moved to Alaska
in June of 1974, and started work at ProvidenceHospital in December 1974, in the
Pediatrics Unit where she worked for 35 years. Betty loved taking care of
children, as this was her life long ambition, and she retired in December 2009.
Betty was member of the SterlingBaptistChurch and her hobbies were reading
and doing crossword puzzles. Betty is survived by her husband, Willie R. Josey
of Sterling, Alaska; son, Glen E. Josey and daughter-in-law, Elaine Josey of
Anchorage; brother, Fred Jordan and sister-in-law, Margie Jordan of Crestview,
Fla.; granddaughters, Karista Josey of New Braunfels, Texas, Rhonda Nelson of
Alabama, Brandy Giger of Maryland, and Sherry Dunkerson of Arkansas; and
numerous friends and relatives in Alaska, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Montana,
Idaho, Arizona, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Maryland, and Washington. She
was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley W. and Pauline Jordan; and
daughter, Gwen S. Bolieu. Instead of flowers, the family asked that donations
be made to SterlingBaptistChurch, P.O.
Box 834, Sterling, AK99672. Her ashes will be placed
and at Laurel Hill, Fla. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Alaska